Practice Areas

Businesses face many legal issues during the different stages of growth. At Harbour Business Law, our services focus on our client’s individual needs. Learn more about our practice areas below.

Attorney Profiles

Meet Your Future Business Attorney

Tampa Bay has consistently ranked in the top 10 best cities to start and grow a business (source) over the last year. With the startup scene heating up, skilled professionals are stepping in to support the growth. Founding Attorney of Harbour Business Law, Katelyn J. Dougherty, is one of them.

In addition to her unique skill set, Founding Attorney, Katelyn J. Dougherty, utilizes a fantastic team of contractors to meet the Harbour Business Law clients’ needs while working to build an internal team of like-minded individuals.

Katelyn J. Dougherty, Esq.

Katelyn J. Dougherty

Founding Attorney


Professional, knowledgeable, and speedy! We worked with Katelyn to file our trademark and the process was so smooth from start to finish. Highly recommend. I will be going back to HBL for all future legal work. Thank you, Katelyn!

~Morgan Barse ~

I highly recommend Katelyn for anyone in need of assistance in contract law. She was an all-star in handling our case and went above and beyond to ensure that our rights were protected. Communication was timely and professional throughout the process. Thank you Katelyn for your hard work and dedication to our case!

~Justin Pera ~

Katelyn is exceptional to work with.  I know my business is in the best of hands when she is taking care of it or providing me information.

~Nicole Carver~

Our corporation has worked with Katelyn for years to review client paperwork and maintain our annual reports. She’s quick to respond to emails and treats us kindly and ethically. I’m grateful to have her keeping track of our legal needs!

~Cassie Robertson~

Working with Katelyn is a dream. Highly intelligent, organized, and always positive. It is easy to see Katelyn always looks out for the very best for her clients. She has been a wonderful partner over the years.

~Jim Perkins, Executive Vice President and Chief Relationship Officer of Corporate Creations

Katelyn became my corporate attorney because of the professionalism and genuine care I’ve received from her since 2014. She was there at the very beginning; creating the “legal-ease” for my website, developing my contracts, and putting my fears to rest. She continues to have my best interests in mind and explains things so I fully understand my options. Her follow-up is timely and on point as well.

~Carrie Stiles~

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has utilized Ms. Dougherty’s services for a wide variety of trademark and copyright issues. She always makes the process incredibly easy and friendly for anyone, especially if you are not familiar with legal terminology, processes and more. Scope of work is always clearly communicated and timelines are strongly adhered to for all needs. We strongly recommend her services.

~James Zervios~

I found Katelyn to be exceptionally knowledgeable, trustworthy and professional. She is thorough and methodical with her work and her responsiveness to her clients is unmatched. I look forward to continuing our working relationship with Katelyn at Harbour Business Law.

~Jennifer Saxman~


Embarking on Your Small Business Journey: Essential Considerations for Success

April 20, 2023

By: Katelyn J. Dougherty, Esq. Embarking on the journey of starting your own small business can feel like a daunting... Read More

Which Tax Structure Should You Choose? A Closer Looking Into the S – Corporation (S-Corp.) Election

March 09, 2023

By: Katelyn J. Dougherty, Esq. When it comes to starting a small business, one of the most important decisions made... Read More

Pros and Cons of Partnering with a Pal!

February 22, 2023

By: Katelyn J. Dougherty, Esq. Starting a business with a friend can be an enjoyable and fulfilling venture, but it... Read More