Four Situations Where You Need to Hire a Business Attorney
One of the most important resources a business can have is a strong relationship with a business attorney. From the very start, businesses face many legal issues. Since there is money and livelihood at stake, it is important to have the guidance of someone who knows about the laws that regulate businesses. Read on to learn about some of the situations in which business owners need to work with a business attorney to protect themselves and their endeavors.
1. Drafting or signing contracts.
Contracts are legally binding agreements between two parties. You may have contracts with your employees, with your clients, or with another business that you work with. It is important that these contracts are drafted properly to reflect what you want and to protect your best interests. Likewise, you should have a corporate law attorney look over any contract someone else proposes that you intend to sign. They can help you understand the terms and make sure you aren’t agreeing to anything you don’t mean to.
2. When someone threatens legal action (a lawsuit).
If someone implies that they want to sue you, you should consult with an attorney right away, even if you don’t think they have grounds to help you accountable for anything. A business law attorney can:
- Help you assess whether or not the lawsuit is viable
- Guide you through the process and help prevent any further mistakes
- Represent you in court, if necessary
3. If your business is under investigation.
If you know or suspect that your business is under investigation for violating laws, or even getting audited for tax violations, you should talk to an attorney immediately. They can help you defend yourself against allegations of wrongdoing.
4. Selling your company or merging with another company.
When businesses change hands, many people with conflicting interests are involved. You need to have an attorney by your side at every step in the process to ensure that you are not taken advantage of and that everything is handled legally.
Contact a Business Law Attorney at Maxwell Dunn PLC
If you are experiencing one of the above situations, contact a corporate attorney or small business lawyer at Maxwell Dunn today! We have extensive experience working close with businesses and their owners on a wide variety of legal matters. When our founding partner, Brenda J. Maxwell began her career more than 30 years ago, she started with a vision: professional service that puts people first. Today, all of us at Maxwell Dunn are proud to continue the tradition of ensuring superior service.
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