When Do I Need a Business Attorney?

The Close-up image of a firm handshake between two colleagues in office.Hiring a business lawyer is often compared to going to the doctor; while many of us really, really don’t want to go to the doctor, it’s usually a good thing when we do, and it’s almost never as scary as we thought it would be.

Why Do I Need a Business Attorney?

If you’re debating whether or not to hire a business lawyer, consider the following points:

  • A business lawyer can help you make smart legal decisions. Zoning issues, copyright problems and employment law mishaps are all very complicated and can have dramatic consequences. An attorney will help you to avoid potential lawsuits and other issues, while navigating you toward success.
  • If you’re being sued by someone, you’re already way behind. I wouldn’t say it’s too late to hire a lawyer, but once you’ve been served a summons, the ball is rolling. An attorney may have been able to put on the brakes early on, but at this point it’s likely too late to stop the ball.
  • An attorney’s fees often cost a fraction of what a court ordered award will. You carry insurance because the medical expenses from breaking your leg will be ridiculous and you’d rather pay the monthly insurance than the stupid large hospital bill. Same concept.
  • When forming or dissolving a business, there are just too many moving parts and details for you to handle without the assistance of an experienced business lawyer. Many have tried only to find out later they made one itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny mistake that will ruin EVERYTHING.

Knowing when to call a business attorney can sometimes be difficult, but there is an old saying that seems particularly relevant, “better to have one and not need one, than to need one and not have one.”

The Monmouth County business attorneys at Garland & Mason, L.L.C. have helped countless business owners achieve their goals, and are proud to be a part of the lasting success of so businesses.



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2 Responses to When Do I Need a Business Attorney?

  1. Vivian Vivian says:

    Anyone who owns a business would be smart to research and retain an experienced business lawyer at the very start of running their own company. This way when issues arise, the business owner will automatically know who to ask without having to first scramble to retain an attorney with the right experience.

    • Gary Mason Gary Mason says:

      You are so right. Better to have an attorney on hand and not need one than to need one and not be ready when issues arise. Thank you for the comment.

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