Every Business Owner Needs a Good Attorney
Business owners and entrepreneurs often are different than other people. They almost always possess an extra measure of courage and vision. Whether it is pioneering a new technology or business model, or quitting a steady paycheck to bet on yourself and your new company, it takes guts to risk your livelihood in business.
Being in business puts entrepreneurs in a complicated and often shifting legal landscape. Owners often unknowingly expose themselves to profound risk and adverse consequence. Many businesses are only one significant legal event away from being forced to close.
Often, the same entrepreneurial spirit that was the seed of a successful business may expose the business to unnecessary harm, needless headaches, and costly distraction. A good business lawyer is an essential partner for entrepreneurs. They help eliminate and mitigate risk for you and your business, and when trouble finds your business, your lawyer instantly identifies it and knows how to aggressively and effectively respond. Business owners work too hard and risk too much to neglect this vital relationship.
Having an ongoing relationship with a business attorney you trust adds real value to your business in countless situations. Here are just a few:
- Protecting your brand though trademarks and service marks, and safeguarding your trade secrets and other intellectual property.
- Eliminating future confusion, mistrust, and litigation that comes from poorly or undocumented deals.
- Preserving business relationships through well drafted partnership agreements, member control and shareholder agreements, buy/sell agreements, and loan documentation.
- Clearly defining business relationships through contracts for services and goods.
- Obtaining better, clearer terms on your commercial lease.
- Maximizing your growth potential by licensing products or distribution rights that are essential to the growth of your company.
A good lawyer does not just draft a document. They know your business, ask the right questions, identify strategic opportunities, and create novel solutions to complex problems. They help you put structures, systems and agreements in place that are the platform and springboard for your successful business.
If you are a business owner and do not have an permanent business attorney, I would encourage you to contact my office and make an appointment.
We serve business owners and entrepreneurs in a variety of areas which include:
- Tech startups
- Healthcare startups
- Creative talent
- Property developers
- Construction (including general contractors, subcontractors and tradesmen)
- Broadcast companies
- Educational institutions
- Consultancies and professional firms
- Churches and other nonprofits
- Retail businesses
- Property managers and professional landlords