When you’re starting a business, you may wonder if you need an attorney. Often, new business owners assume an attorney will cost too much, so they only hire one when there’s a problem or they’re getting sued. However, an experienced business and intellectual property attorney can provide critical help from the onset. While it’s always a good idea to hire a lawyer when you face a serious legal problem, it’s even more important to hire one before a legal issue occurs.
What a Business and Intellectual Property Attorney Can Do
Launching a business is no easy feat, and while you hope the process goes well, problems almost always arise. Having a skilled attorney can be extremely valuable to your business. Skilled business and intellectual property attorneys are flexible and knowledgeable problem-solvers who look for the best way to protect their clients and help them succeed. Here’s just a few of the situations in which they can help:
- Starting a business by forming it with the correct legal entity (e.g., corporation, LLC, partnership). Choosing the wrong business entity can be costly to your business.
- Writing and reviewing contracts to meet the specific needs of your business. Any document you write on your own to protect your business could put your business at risk and leave it open to legal problems. Therefore, it’s important to have a business attorney write or review your agreements with your business partners (e.g. customers, suppliers, vendors) and/or investors.
- Allowing you to focus on the needs of your business without spending time on the legal processes that can take a great deal of time and energy.
- Assisting with trademarking your business name and the names of the products and/or services you sell, as well as helping you to protect the other valuable intellectual property belonging to your business, all of which may be the key to your business success.
Making a mistake in areas of your business requiring legal expertise can be a significant financial blow to that business. Because you need to handle any legal issue affecting your business carefully and properly, it’s important to find an experienced and skilled business and intellectual property attorney who can help.
Becker Law LLC Offers Affordable On-Demand and Subscription Legal Services
Starting and managing your business doesn’t have to be difficult. At Becker Law LLC, we want to make the process as easy as possible, including cost-effective and budget-friendly legal services.
Legal services that are billed by the hour can be too expensive for startups and small businesses. That’s why Becker Law LLC uses value-based, flat-rate pricing whenever possible. We are dedicated to your business success. Contact us today to learn how we can assist you with all of your legal needs.