For many business owners in the San Antonio and neighboring communities, working with a lawyer is a lower priority than staffing, marketing, and sales and is done only when there’s a problem.
However, smart companies focus on planning and preventing problems in advance. They make sure their businesses are protected against potential trouble by working with a business lawyer early in the process.
10 Reasons for Legal Counsel
A business lawyer plays a crucial role in the formation of a company, the sale of a business and everything in between. From the start of your business venture to the finish, having a specialized lawyer in your corner to offer countless services can make running your business go much more smoothly.
A business lawyer provides a variety of services.
- Determine and establish the best structure for your business whether it is a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability partnership or corporation
- Assist in taxation issues
- Review and make recommendations on contracts ranging from leasing space to working with vendors
- Defend intellectual property such as a company’s name, logo, and distinctive goods and services
- Navigate the complex city compliance codes and assist in obtaining state licenses required
- In the event of a dispute, a business lawyer will help protect clients, go to arbitration or court if needed
- Assist in the collection of debts and the use of liens if additional collections actions are needed
- Provide legal counsel for the company if it goes public
- Provide guidance when owners retire, referred to as business succession, to help plan for the future and put the business in the best position for a profitable and smooth transition
- Facilitate full or partial sale of a business, handling both the financial aspects and the changes to the business formation
Quite simply, no business can afford not to hire a lawyer since attorneys are intimately involved in advising businesses on their legal rights, responsibilities, and obligations.
Call us today to schedule a free consultation at (210) 651-3851 or log onto http://www.voellerlaw.com to learn more.