Legal & Business Counseling

For Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

About Awen Innovations

My name is Joe Shanley. I am a lawyer and serial entrepreneur based out of Detroit, Michigan. I started Awen Innovations in 2018 with a passion for helping startups and small businesses. Awen isn’t an ordinary law firm or business consultancy. I take a holistic approach with clients to develop tailor made legal and business solutions. Click below to learn more about me.


LLC Formation, Contract Negotiation, Contract Drafting, General Counsel services, and more!


Business Coaching, Pitch Material Development, Strategy Sessions, and more!

Client Testimonials

“Joe’s contract negotiation experience and expertise helped immensely during my transition from a 15 year career as an advertising director to an independent firm, without any conflicts. I highly recommend Awen Innovations for their insight in contract negotiations as well as their very patient general counsel.”

Joe Sciacchitano, Founder, Joeshock, LLC

“From legal counseling to communication strategy, Joe consistently went the extra mile to ensure we were on the right path as a company. His services helped us successfully raise angel investment and spin off a novel technology.”

Mark Trexler, Chief Operations Officer, Medical Engineering Partners, LLC

“Joe is my go-to if I just need something “done”. His range is phenomenal (legal, communications, HR, IT, marketing), but most of all I appreciate that I can depend on him to deliver.”

Braden Robison, Chief Operations Officer, Seraph Biosciences, Inc.

“As a start-up company, I had a lot of questions in the beginning and I  did a lot of research on companies in the area before I decided to work with somebody. I cannot be happier that I chose to work with Joe. I highly recommend him because he is knowledgeable, efficient and very easy to work with.”

Nataliya Moulding, Founder, Next Level Placement Agency

“Joe did a thorough analysis of the market for our technology and provided a comprehensive plan for presentation to government agencies. His rate for the project was very reasonable and he’s very easy to work with.”

Dr. Robert Gougelet, President, Global Resonance Technologies, LLC

“We worked with Joe on a very complex engagement. The project had multiple “owners” with disparate approaches and constantly changing deadlines. Joe was wonderful to work with, he brought his problem solving expertise and motivation to help the team reach and exceed our project goals. We plan to work with Joe again on future projects.”

Michele Barnard, President, Prospect Advisors, LLC