You’ve finally done it; you’ve broken out and started your own business. You’ve put everything you have into this venture—heart, soul, sweat, and tears. Now comes the fun part when you actually get to run your business.
If you’ve done your job right you’d think the last thing you have a need for is a business lawyer. In reality, a business lawyer is almost as much of a necessity to run your business as a fax machine is. While your hope is to never run into a snag with the law, an experienced attorney can be there along the way to ensure the snags don’t occur.
How much would it cost you if you didn’t hire a business lawyer? If you do find yourself in a situation—for example being sued, that situation can be the one that takes you from being a thriving business to a one on the verge of bankruptcy.
The Epoch Times claims it is better to have an attorney around longer to get to know your business than to wait until necessity arrives. It is also beneficial to have an attorney with which you have a working relationship, rather than one you found as you were frantically searching upon news of legal trouble. The more the lawyer knows about your business, especially at the beginning stages, the more he or she can advocate for your livelihood. In fact, you should consider hiring a business lawyer as an investment in your company’s future.
Know that not every lawyer is the right fit for your venture. How do you find a one that is a perfect fit? Entrepreneur gives a few helpful tips:
- Look for a lawyer that is personable, but can also have the aggression to fight for you if need be.
- Don’t hire your friends or relatives.
- Shop around; gather referrals and interview lawyers.
If you have questions about finding a legal professional right for your business law needs, contact your local Colorado firm today.