Small business owners often complain that it is hard to find and work with attorneys. Here are three tips to make it easier to find a business lawyer for your new or existing business.
(Related Guides: How to find an accountant | How to find an insurance broker/agent)
The best way to find a business attorney is to ask for a referral–especially referrals from other business owners that have businesses similar to yours. That’s the best way to find a lawyer that is competent, works the way you want to work, and knows your industry. If you can’t get a referral, search the internet or contact your local bar association for help.
Once you’ve found some options, here are a few things you might consider when evaluating them (in no particular order):
When engaging an attorney you need to make sure you understand their rate and how they bill. You don’t want to get upside-down with your lawyer.
Here are a few general thoughts about legal fees:
It is always important for you and your attorney to have a clear understanding of what you expect from their services. Here are some things to consider:
(This article is general in nature and is not legal advice.)
Legal knowledge to minimize your risk and maximize your chances of success.
LLCs v. Corporations
Finance & Tax