Small business owners have so many things to think about on a daily basis, and one common question they ask themselves is: Do I need a small business lawyer?
Many small business owners believe it’s too expensive to hire an attorney, however working with a business lawyer sooner rather than later can help you prevent expensive incidents down the line. Prevention is often cheaper than the cost of remedying mistakes and missteps, and hiring an attorney helps you ensure your bases are covered.
Here are a few situations for which we recommend consulting with a business lawyer:
- Your company is being sued by a prospective, a current, or a former employee. While many businesses will deal with lawsuits, they can quickly get messy. You need a professional to keep the situation under control and to act on behalf of your company. Whether it’s a discrimination suit, a hostile work environment suit, or something else, a business lawyer can help.
- Your business is being investigated at a local or state level for violation of any laws. Certain inspections and investigations are routine, but when someone files a complaint and your local or state government takes action, you need an attorney to guide you through the process.
- For a sale, a merger, or an acquisition. These are complicated financial transactions that must be done correctly, so whether you’re acquiring another business and its assets, or you’ve decided to sell your business, you’ll need a lawyer.
- Your business is involved in an environmental issue. The government is increasing regulations around the way small businesses impact the environment. Which means you may be subjected to penalties if you aren’t in compliance, even if you weren’t previously aware of the latest regulations.
How small business lawyers can help
In addition to the above issues, small business lawyers can also help you with issues related to copyrights, trademarks, compliance, and more. We recommend finding a trusted business attorney before you actually need one because being prepared is always in your best interest. Unfortunately litigation is something many small business owners will experience at least once, and you want an experienced small business lawyer representing you and your company in court. Don’t wait until you’re in the middle of a potentially messy legal incident to seek the advice of an attorney.
For more information about how our attorneys can help you as a small business owner, or if you have any questions, please contact SCC Legal today. Discover why so many people in New Jersey choose us as their trusted small business lawyers. We look forward to hearing from you.