How do organizations benefit from outside legal counsel?
Any intelligent business owner can handle filling out forms.
There are times, however, when a business faces issues that are too complex, too time consuming, or fraught with liability issues. At that point, the wisest move is to retain a business lawyer. A few examples include:
- Creating a contract templates for use with customers, independent contractors or clients
- Creating a buy-sell agreement with partners
- Drafting partnership, LLC, or shareholder's agreements
- Dealing in commercial real estate (lease or purchase)
- Former, current, or prospective employees suing on the grounds of discrimination in hiring, firing, or hostile work environment
- Local, state, or federal government entities filing complaints or investigating your business for violation of any laws.
- Negotiating for the sale of your company or for the acquisition of another company or its assets