If you're running your own business and you do not have a knowledgeable commercial lawyer working on your side, you have a much higher chance of getting in legal trouble. Commercial law is extremely complicated and there are so many confusing aspects of business that become part of business litigation, which is why it i's essential that your company finds a qualified, trusted, and hardworking business lawyer to work with you.
Here are a few things you should look for when searching for a trusted business lawyer.
Are they experienced?
Talk to each prospective lawyer about their past experience. Go over the lawyer’s individual experiences, both successful and unsuccessful, and find out how they did. If the lawyer appears well versed in your type of business, you should be fine, but if they are too inexperienced, and are unaware of important aspects like workers comp, which 74% of states require all businesses to have, it might be a sign that you should continue your search.
Do they seem prepared?
Preparation is key in just about any type of business law case. Talk to them about their approach to specific cases and how they prepare. If you think they can gather enough pertinent information, they are probably a great match for your company.
Are they showing a general interest in getting to know you?
If your business lawyer doesn't seem like he or she has any interest in actually knowing you or your business, that attorney might not be very helpful in future legal issues or cases. You and your lawyer should have at least a friendly working relationship so that conversations can flow freely and each situation can be handled as quickly and effectively as possible.
Are they aware of their competitors?
If your prospective business lawyer isn't aware of their competitors, they might not be aware of what the best way to handle specific situations might be. Likewise, your business lawyer should have plenty of knowledge on the industry as a whole, not just on the legal side, either, so they can be ready for any legal situation that might arise in the future.
Are they punctual, organized, and professional?
If the lawyer you're working with isn't organized, is always showing up late, and doesn't seem to act too professional around other employees or clients, you should probably continue your search to find a trusted business lawyer. Lawyers don't have to be serious 100% of the time, but make sure they are organized and know how to act in an office setting.
If you want to speak with a trusted business lawyer who is well aware of the intricacies of commercial law, both transactional and in litigation, please feel free to contact the Law Office of Tony M. May P.C. today and schedule an appointment.