You mean business, so we mean business
Business law is a set of laws pertaining to a very broad array of legal issues. It includes the law governing contracts, sales, commercial paper, employment law, business organizations, property, and bailments. Business law also encompasses issues such as starting, selling, buying, or closing a business, managing a business, employing workers, or creating and complying with contracts, and more.
Entrepreneurs involved with starting or already running a small business regularly ask themselves whether they need a business lawyer.
Some attorneys charge prohibitively high rates. Small businesses generally don’t have substantial extra cash flow or capital with which to pay a lawyer. So, very often small businesses wait to hire an experienced business law attorney until they have a serious legal problem. It is extremely helpful for business owners to think of the cost-benefit to hiring a lawyer early on. Legal help is a standard cost of doing business, and it saves you money and helps your business in the long run. Not every element of running your business calls for an attorney. As they say, though, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure.
There are certain matters that are sufficiently simple and straight forward and that do not require the assistance of counsel. You can probably get by taking care of the following on your own:
When a business must tackle a legal issue that is too complex, too time consuming, or exposes the business to too much liability, it is wise to work with a business attorney. Examples include:
As important as retaining an attorney when your business finds itself in a legal pickle, you should emphasize preventing such events in the first place. Often this does require consulting or hiring qualified counsel. It is important for any business owner to have relationships with as many attorneys as needed to help prevent problems and as many lawyers as needed to resolve problems when they do arise. Every business person should get and stay ahead of the curve by finding and working with an experienced business attorney.