When to Hire a Business Lawyer

If you have never hired a business lawyer before, you may be wondering if you need to hire one now. Business law attorneys are extremely valuable to entrepreneurs and business owners, and are able to help in a plethora of scenarios.

From assisting with the incorporation process, to drawing up contracts, to representing your interests if you are confronted with litigation, an attorney can ensure that you understand your rights and responsibilities under the law, and that you’re doing everything necessary to protect your business.

As a business owner, you need to know how the laws affect your business deals. You want to ensure that each deal you enter into is structured legally and in such a manner as to protect your interests.

When You Need to Retain a Lawyer

While there are minor tasks such as naming your business, or claiming a trademark that you can do on your own, you will need an attorney to navigate you through more complex issues, such as:

  • Forming a corporation with shareholders and a board.
  • Filing a patent, which can take years to approve.
  • Any type of litigation involving employees, customers, environmental lawsuits, or government investigations.
  • Buying or selling a business.
  • Negotiating sales and lease agreements.

All too often, business owners contact lawyers after the fact, and they end up spending significantly more because they failed to consult an attorney before entering a lease, forming a particular business entity, or because they did not firmly protect their intellectual property rights.

Whatever your legal situation may be, do not be afraid to ask for advice before you commit to something that could end up costing you dearly in the future. Whatever you do, make sure that you are well-informed before you make any legal decisions.

By having a skilled business law attorney involved in complex situations, you are giving your business a competitive advantage, and that is priceless.

If you are interested in learning how our Orange County business law attorneys can assist you, contactThe Mirkhan Law Firm, APC at (888) 761-2992 today!