Hiring a business attorney is an absolute must for the success of any company
As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. There are so many different things to think about, including sales, marketing, hiring, payroll, taxes, project management, and so much more. With so many moving parts, the last thing you need is to worry about legal issues.While we all hope we’ll never be sued, the only way to protect your business from disagreements that may lead to lawsuits, is to consult with an experienced business law attorney so that you can make sure your business is running in compliance with legal regulations and the company’s contracts effectively protect your rights and communicate the relationships you build.
What a Business Attorney Can Do For You
While you know you need to have things like sales people or accountants, the need to hire a business lawyer might not seem quite so obvious. But, hear us out, investing in a good lawyer will no doubt pay off big time in the long haul. The upfront cost of having contracts drafted specific to your business will save tenfold in legal fees on the backend if you have to defend yourself or argue over what the terms of the agreement were meant to be.
At the Law Office of Ashley Zohar, PLLC, we’ve represented clients who used contracts such as operating agreements, employee contracts, partnership agreements, service agreements, and construction contracts, from the internet and when a dispute occurred relative to the terms of the contract or actions of the parties involved, the documents did not effectively protect the companies or provide a solution to resolve the dispute without having to file a lawsuit, something no one wants to do.
Don’t Wait for Something to Happen
Many small business owners put off hiring a lawyer until legal action has been brought against them.
Don't want to wait until someone is suing your company or you need some contract help to begin reaching out to a lawyer for advice. If you hire an attorney at the beginning, that attorney will not only already know your business, but they will be in a better position to help you faster and cheaper.
On the other hand, if you've been served, you're already on the hook for a barrage of fees--settlements, attorney's fees, and more.
Hiring a lawyer as a preemptive measure provides some insurance against significant legal fees down the road. A business attorney like Ashley Zohar will help keep you out of trouble and protect your company’s assets.
Figuring Out What Type of Attorney You'll Need
If you're on the fence about what type of attorney you need, you'll want to do some research.
To figure out exactly what you want it an attorney, take stock of some of the things you need help with. You may even want to schedule a consultation to narrow down your needs.
Here are some examples of what the Law Office of Ashley Zohar, PLLC can help with:
At the Law Office of Ashley Zohar, PLLC, we emphasize the importance of having the appropriate contracts in place and are here to guide you through all the important aspects of business formation, such as reviewing any agreements with shareholders, consultants, managers, partners, and employees. Here are some of the various types of contracts you may need in your business:
Commercial and Residential Lease Agreement
Independent Contractor Agreement
Employment Separation Agreement
Release and Assignment
Website Terms and Conditions
Throughout the life of your business, you may want to make significant business changes. Whether it be buying out a competitor, restructuring your own business, hiring more employees, moving office location, offering compensation packages, or raising equity, the Law Office of Ashley Zohar, PLLC is here to help you with strategizing the appropriate business structure, devising a plan of action, and protecting your business's interests and assets.
Purchases & Sales of Businesses
When purchasing a business, it is crucial to do the proper due diligence by thoroughly investigating the business you are seeking to purchase to minimize your risk and mitigate future problems. It is essential to work with an experienced business law attorney, to review the contracts and relationships of the company you are seeking to purchase and connect you with other professionals for appraisals, tax advice and other industries specific to your business endeavor.
The Law Office of Ashley Zohar, PLLC has extensive experience assisting clients throughout Florida with the purchase and sale of businesses. We perform the due diligence necessary to find out if a business has any tax or debt issues that would jeopardize your financial security, as well as answer any concerns you may have regarding purchase or sale your of business.
Again, if you are faced with a lawsuit, your attorney is ideally there to help.
Say a former employee sues for damages caused by a workplace accident or a client is alleging your employee stole while on the jobsite, a lawyer can help mitigate damages and work with you to negotiate a beneficial resolution.
Setting Up the Structure of a New Business
If you're just getting started with a new business, it may be time to lawyer up. Attorney Ashley Zohar is a business attorney that can help you determine the best legal structure for your new business.
You may not need an attorney to set up a limited liability company or a corporation, but you will need an attorney if your company is going to be owned by more than one individual to ensure that each owner’s rights and responsibilities are spelled out in the event things start to go sour between the owners. At the Law Office of Ashley Zohar, we’ve seen it all. The good, bad, and the ugly. Establishing clear relationships, responsibilities, and expectations from the beginning are crucial and come with a huge savings should a dispute arise.
If you're not sure what the best move is for your company, a business attorney can help you lay out the pros and cons of the different types of entities to register.
Additionally, getting a lawyer on your team can help you figure out things like applying for all the right licenses, filing for an Employer Identification Number and so much more.
Call Us for a Legal Consultation
Finding a great attorney isn't always easy, but with the steps outlined above, finding the right person for the job may be one of the best business decisions you've ever made. Reach out to the Law Office of Ashley Zohar, PLLC, we support all of our legal work with genuine concern for our clients’ interests. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.