Your guide to corporate law attorneys

We've helped many customers hire a corporate law attorney in the past year.

Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
7 Steps to Hiring a Corporate Law Pro
  1. 1. Get industry specific

    Choose a corporate law attorney who understands your business and industry and how they work. Never be afraid to ask about specific experience or for references.

  2. 2. Make sure they know contracts

    The attorney you hire will need to know how to put together contracts for vendors and employees and will look over any other documents you might need to sign.

  3. 3. Inquire about experience

    Ask if your attorney has other clients in your industry. This tells you how familiar the pro is with your business, and it helps ensure you do not hire someone who represents your competition.

  4. 4. Avoid overbearing attorneys

    Never hire someone who wants to run your business rather than be a consultant. Remember, he or she works for you, not with you.

  5. 5. Get step by step help

    Choose an attorney who is willing to walk you through everything he or she does. A good corporate law attorney will not hesitate to speak to your employees about legal matters if asked to do so.

  6. 6. Be clear on billing

    Find out about billing practices up front. Corporate law attorneys bill differently from other lawyers, and you never want to be stuck with bills and fees you did not anticipate.

  7. 7. Stay nearby

    When choosing a corporate law attorney, you may want to stick with someone local, especially when starting a new business. This often means frequent visits to the attorney's office.

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