Small business owners have a lot on their plates, and they’re used to managing myriad responsibilities themselves, but one area small- and mid-sized business owners will need help with is commercial law. Hiring a business law attorney can serve as the functional equivalent of an in-house legal department for small- to mid-sized companies that don’t need their own legal staff on a day-to-day basis.
Do You Really Need to Hire a Lawyer for Your Small Business?
During the early stages of a business and at many junctures throughout its formation and growth, Florida business owners may find themselves asking if they truly need to hire an attorney. Hiring a lawyer can be expensive, and many small businesses argue that they’re already stretched thin from a budget perspective. Is it really necessary for them to pay for legal services when they haven’t faced any “problems,” per se? Can’t they just do it themselves?
Yes, You Need a Corporate Attorney
We know that not all business matters require a lawyer to be at your side, but the advantage of partnering with a commercial lawyer early is that you can avoid potentially damaging (and much more expensive!) problems down the road.
Once your business is confronted with a legal problem, it may be too little, too late. At that point, the best you can hope for is to resolve the problem as quickly and painlessly as possible. But the reality is that hiring a lawyer to get you out of the mess will be more expensive than if you had been able to prevent the problem in the first place.
Consulting with a lawyer for your small business before you theoretically feel that you need one is a smart business decision – it can help ensure that you remain in compliance with Florida business law, set you up to avoid potential legal pitfalls, and may be better on your budget than having to consult an attorney after a problem arises. For what to look for when hiring a business law attorney, be sure to read this.
Contact Us for Trusted Legal Representation
Our team at the Law Offices of Alex D. Sirulnik, P.A. has the experience and attention to detail it takes to assist businesses of all sizes and complexity with all their legal needs in Florida. We work side-by-side with our clients whether it be for the formation, expansion, or dissolution of their business, or the resolution of disputes, small or large. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.