Your guide to new business incorporation attorneys

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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
7 Steps to Hiring a Business Lawyer
  1. 1. Prepare questions

    Ask your attorney which contracts your business needs before opening its doors. The right contracts reduce disputes, prevent litigation and ensure that everyone is paid in a timely manner.

  2. 2. Get paperwork in order

    Find out what you need to keep a record of when you start your business. Have the incorporation attorney explain what you need to record so you don’t have issues down the line.

  3. 3. Be specific

    Inquire about your business’s specific risks and ask for legal advice on how to minimize them. Most attorneys have solid options for mitigating risks that their clients can use to cut down on their chances of failure.

  4. 4. Ask for assistance

    Get help trademarking your business name, if need be. You’ll need to meet the guidelines for trademark protection, and that’s a cinch when you have a lawyer guiding you every step of the way.

  5. 5. Ask for guidance

    Get help drafting your by-laws. As an impartial third party, the attorney has the tools necessary to guide you in the right direction.

  6. 6. Go over all of your options

    While an S corporation is right for most new businesses, it might not be the best option for you. Talk it over with your attorney and set up the best structure for your business.

  7. 7. Review the business plan

    Bring in your business plan with you and have your attorney fine-tune it.

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