While entrepreneurs are usually great problem solvers, a good business lawyer is trained to see potential problems before they can adversely impact your business or put your personal wealth at risk.
Here are some tips for choosing the right lawyer for your business:
- Look for a good fit. Finding someone to meet all your legal requirements may be much easier than finding a good fit personally, but face it — you want to be in business with this person for the long haul, since his or her good advice can continue to keep you out of trouble and save you some serious cash by avoiding litigation. Find someone you click with on a personal level and who can relate to what you need.
- Do not use a friend. You need someone with total objectivity, and you want to be able to be completely honest with your attorney, so usually choosing someone who is not already a personal friend is your best bet.
- Ask for referrals. If you know other attorneys or friends who have used business lawyers, ask them for a referral. Then interview those attorneys before making a commitment by phone or email.
- Stay away from DIY websites. The do-it-yourself legal documents you can get online could get you into more trouble and end up costing you much more in litigation than you would have spent on a real, live, breathing attorney in the first place.
- Consider size. Law firms come in all sizes, with pros and cons for each. Larger firms usually offer a fuller complement of resources, including multiple locations and more specialized practice areas. Smaller firms and solos are usually more hands-on and can be more economical. Decide first what you need and choose the firm that can best deliver to those needs.
Johnson Legal PC has successfully represented small to medium size businesses as well as corporations. We understand the ever-changing landscape of the business world and are equipped to quickly adapt and keep clients on track towards organizational goals. Contact us to learn more about how a great corporate attorney can help your business thrive.