Hiring a Lawyer

Regardless of whether you’re starting or running a small business, chances are at some point or another you’re going to require the services of a lawyer.

While many business owners assume that lawyers are only necessary in times of dispute or litigation, the reality is that engaging a lawyer can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.

How a lawyer can help you

A lawyer can help you to:

  • look over and negotiate business contracts including sale and purchase agreements, leases, supply agreements and other similar documentation;
  • ensure your business is legally compliant; and
  • take the necessary steps to protect your business interests.

Get the best legal advice

There are many lawyers and legal firms to choose from. To ensure you get the best legal advice and representation to resolve your legal issue it’s crucial that you engage the right lawyer, which is one who:

  • has expertise in dealing with your legal issue;
  • can communicate clearly, in simple language;
  • is easily accessible;
  • you feel comfortable with; and
  • charges fees that are reasonable and acceptable to you.

Don’t be intimidated when meeting with a lawyer for an initial consultation. Keep in mind that you are the customer. You’re the one doing the hiring. By asking the right questions, you can find the right lawyer.

View the Business Guide: Hiring a lawyer for more handy hints and questions to ask before you hire a lawyer.

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