Austin Texas
Community Involvement

Our firm believes that strong communities are built with the support of businesses and professionals who take an affirmative and responsible role in shaping civic life, a role that goes beyond simple corporate sponsorship.

We are committed to active leadership and participation through community volunteering and fundraising, as well as organizing and introducing others to participate in non-profit and philanthropic opportunities that change lives in our community.

Want to know more about our community projects? Want to get involved? Contact us today!

Austin Parks & Outdoors

Parks and outdoors are integral to our quality of life. Yet the beauty, wildlife conservation, and recreational opportunities of Austin’s parks require significant management resources and maintenance. Our law firm is deeply committed to volunteer efforts in park restoration and maintenance projects throughout Austin, and we regularly participate in events with organizations committed to Austin parks, including:

Keep Austin Beautiful
It’s My Park Day
Austin Clean Sweep
Lady Bird Lake Cleanup

Trees for Pease
Gandhi National Day of Service
Wooldridge Park Cleanup

Capital Area AIDS Legal Project

James Blake serves on the Board of Directors for the Capital Area AIDS Legal Project (CAALP), which provides free legal services to low-income individuals affected by HIV or AIDS. CAALP is the legal services project under AIDS Services of Austin.


During the month of November, thousands of men around the world grow a mustache to fundraise and raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer, which impacts 1 in 6 men. In 2011, James Blake and fellow teammates of Team Austin raised a total of nearly $20,000 for research and cures!

American Lung Association – Austin Fight for Air Climb

In an annual vertical race up the stairs of Frost Tower in Austin, Texas, James Blake and other Austinites raise awareness and funds for the American Lung Association. In 2011, James Blake was also honored to sing the National Anthem, watch the video below!

Capital Area Food Bank

CAFB distributes nearly 80,000 pounds of food daily through partnered non-profit organizations in Central Texas. Our firm supports CAFB and its partners, and we look forward our continued participation with CAFB, with past events including:

MLK Jr. National Day of Service

Mobile Food Pantry Volunteering

Other Community Engagement

Austin, Texas is fortunate to have a vibrant non-profit community that is taking innovative leaps to engage the greater public in philanthropic and community development projects. Our firm is proud to participate and engage as an active supporter of organizations striving toward this mission:

Giving City
Lights. Camera. Help.
Planned Parenthood
Lifeworks Austin
Austin HYP

Online Community & Reviews
RISE Austin

RISE is an entrepreneurship conference in Austin held annually around the same time as the world-famous SXSW Festival. The conference features experts in business, finance, marketing, technology, as well as venture capital, and James Blake has been honored to deliver numerous RISE presentations over the years, including:

-From Garage to High Growth: Structuring Your Company for Success

-10 Contract Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

-Development & Finance for Technology & Web 2.0 Startups

-New Legal Strategies for Startups & Social Entrepreneurship

-Intellectual Property for Startups, Social Entrepreneurship & NPOs

-Funding & Financing Startups & Social Entrepreneurship

Business Law Presentations

-Business Law Strategies that Accelerate Small Business Valuation

-Starting a Business, Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profit Organizations

-Piercing the Corporate Veil in Bankruptcy

-Independent Contractor & Employment Contracts

-Bootstrapping vs Sabotaging Your Business Startup

-Business Law Challenges of Entrepreneurship

-Finance in Asia: Floating Security Interests