Find out when your situation requires a corporate law attorney.
If you’re just in the planning stages of starting your company, you might wonder how big it has to be for you to consider hiring a corporate law attorney. First of all, it’s important to understand there’s a difference between corporate and business law. Some attorneys may be skilled in both, and that may be the route you should choose for your representation.
Today’s business landscape is full of start-up businesses that have expanded in size rapidly. The decisions on whether or not to incorporate and what type of corporation is best to suit your legal and financial needs are important ones. Some entrepreneurs will advocate that anyone can do it themselves. Technically, anyone can do anything themselves, but it’s not always the best decision. What’s that old adage? A lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.
Do I Need a Corporate Law Attorney for a Small Business?
If you have a small business, you may only need a business attorney. If you have a business you are incorporating, you need a lawyer who understands corporate law. There is no minimum number of employees necessary to determine you should protect your business and professional assets and ensure you have followed all of the proper requirements.
Your corporate attorney can help you with every step of the process, from drafting the corporate bylaws to all other aspects of setting up your business within the constraints of the law. Besides the actual incorporation process, your corporate attorney can guide you in other areas, such as:
- Contract Law: This is an important aspect of many companies, and it’s important that all of your contracts protect your interests and are fair to both parties.
- Tax Law: An experienced attorney can help you navigate the intricacies involved in tax compliance for the business, as well as for any employees.
- State-Specific Laws: Different states have their own laws which can impact your business dealings. Your attorney should be closely familiar with the area in which your business is located.
- Code Compliance: This can include anything from safety codes to business compliance.
- Intellectual Property Laws / Non-Compete Agreements: Depending on the type of business you’re running, you may have need of legal counsel in areas of intellectual property or non-compete agreements for employees who may have access to company secrets or protocols that could feasibly hurt you if known by competitors.
Does Your New Business Need the Expertise of a Corporate Law Attorney?
If you’re just finalizing your business plan or getting ready to launch your dream business vision for the future, contact a qualified corporate law attorney to help you navigate the process. Our legal team at Titus Law is ready to help you every step of the way. Discover what you need to know about corporate law by calling Titus Law at 770.416.8426