Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know when I need to talk to a business attorney?
As a small business owner, it can only be beneficial to you to have an established relationship with a business attorney. Whether you are starting a business, buying a business, growing an existing business, or transitioning your business to someone else, it’s essential to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to go to for advice and guidance.
I know I need help but I don’t know where to start. How do I tell you what I need?
You don’t know what you don’t know. We hear this all the time! We know dealing with legal issues can be difficult and intimidating. That’s why you hire us – our goal is to explain and give you more information than you probably want to know. We’re not here to judge, we’re here to help! You may suspect you need one thing but it turns out you need another. We can help you determine the right steps to take. We just take it one piece at a time and fix things as we go. We make it a plan you can manage.
Why Should You Build Infrastructure?
You already know that you have some holes in your business. You know you didn’t put everything in place as you went along. So now you’re worried about what you didn’t do. You’re not alone. Most businesses need to button up some areas. The most successful businesses realize this and deal with it. Having a strong business foundation means your business can support growth. It allows you to avoid problems. And for those problems that are unavoidable, it can help you manage an easier resolution.
What if I don’t need an attorney all the time?
Most people think of attorneys as those who go to court – but that’s not us. We’re business attorneys who help you avoid problems. Our goal is to keep you out of the court room by putting proper protections in place for your business. We do this on a project-by-project basis, so you only pay us when you need us. Big corporations spend thousands of dollars on legal fees. Even if a deal goes bad, they can absorb the losses. Small businesses don’t always have the resources to withstand a bad move. We provide you with the necessary legal advice so that you can be protected.
Is everything I tell you confidential? What if you have other clients in my industry?
As attorneys, we have an ethical duty of confidentiality. We cannot disclose anything you tell us without your permission. Chances are, we do have other clients in your industry. But we treat each of our clients individually because no two businesses are the same. Of course, we don’t share your ideas or best practices with anyone else. Even our advice to clients in the same industry ends up being quite different because of the goals and direction each is trying to achieve. So your secrets are safe with us!