Here's Why You Should Hire An Attorney For Your New Small Business Right Away


As the owner of a brand new company, you likely feel lots of pressure to ensure that your business succeeds. Hiring a business attorney right away should help take some pressure off your shoulders and make succeeding at least a little easier. Here's how:

Get Copyright and Trademark Advice

As you create your fliers and other various advertisements, you'll need to make sure that you don't inadvertently break any copyright or trademark laws. If you end up using a logo, slogan, or image that is already copyrighted, you may end up getting sued before your new small business even has a chance to flourish.

Hiring a business attorney early on while your company is still in development mode is a an excellent way to make sure that you don't break any copyright or trademark laws either right away or as time goes on. They'll be able to ensure that not one visual aspect of your advertising or branding infringes on another company's copyrights or trademarks. And by getting the proper advice, you can ensure that your branding and advertising is truly unique among all your competitors.

Handle Employment Issues Properly

Having a business attorney on hand as you begin hiring employees is a good idea, as they can provide you with the insight and guidance you need to make sure that all employment issues are managed properly and lawfully. Your attorney will help ensure that you don't end up getting sued for discrimination or get stuck with a poor performing employee due to some kind of lawsuit.

Your lawyer can oversee training, firing, and management protocols to ensure all the laws are being followed and that your employees are treated fairly according to the law. And if a complaint is filed by an employee, your lawyer can help you straighten the issue out before having to go to court.

Ensure Your Contracts are Legal

It's always good to have a lawyer review any contracts you create or sign so you can be sure that the contract is in your best interest and that the all your contracts will hold up in court. An experienced business attorney can even create contracts for you based on your specific needs so you don't have to worry about learning industry lingo or overlooking something important that should be included or excluded in a given contract.

Contact a local business attorney today to learn more about the services they provide and how they can help you build a strong business as time goes on.


21 June 2018

Dealing with Estate Planning When You're Single

Too many single people assume they don't need to plan their estate. My brother fell into this category, and his unexpected passing left our entire family struggling to deal with his home, belongings, and financial accounts. It took nearly three years for the courts to set up a deal because he left no paperwork detailing how he wanted his estate divided. The situation immediately convinced me to work on my own estate, even though I'm still in my early 30's and don't have children or a spouse to worry about. Since it's a little harder to pick beneficiaries and estate managers when you're single, I collected the resources I used for making my own decisions and decided to publish them here on my blog. Use these resources before talking to an estate planning attorney so you're prepared for making hard decisions.