Plenty of law websites offer advice for every component of starting and running your business. Simple tasks like deciding what to name your company or filing for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) can have lawyer support but can also be done by knowledgeable entrepreneurs. Here are a few tips for answering 'When do I need a business attorney?' The answers may surprise you.
When Self-Help Works Best
Quality counsel is worth every penny, so be sure you're spending when necessary. Since many costs associated with starting or running a business, hiring a lawyer can be costly and unnecessary. Surprisingly, self-help works well enough for most simple filings required when starting or changing a business. Even compliance issues for environmental, HIPPAA and ADA needs can be self-managed. Although it's easy to seek an attorney when an obvious matter, like drafting contracts, buying equipment or property, or handling lawsuits, appears, there are instances where you simply must find a good lawyer.
Avoiding Business Troubles
A good lawyer will provide measurable ROI by bringing measurable value to your enterprise. This is done by helping you in a variety of ways, including local government permitting issues, collecting past due debts, partnership buy-outs or even dissolving your business. Of course, your lawyers should be versed and capable to handle lawsuits for you. Seeing your lawyer argue on your behalf is often a necessary last resort for a resolution of complex business matters.
When facing a critical business dispute or decision, seeking counsel early can minimize cost and perhaps avoid a lengthy court battle.
The Help You Need
Finding the help your business needs is closer than you think. When you need expert counsel in all business matters, contact Roquemore Skierski, PLLC where we make your business success a priority. Types of legal scenarios we handle include:
- Business & Commercial Litigation
- Commercial Real Estate
- Business Formation & Start-Up
- Securities and Corporate Law
- Creditor's Rights and Debt Collection
- In-House Counsel Services
Don't trust your business' critical legal needs to anyone else. When you need aggressive, responsive legal representation, contact Roquemore Skierski, PLLC.
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