FEATURED QUESTION

What laws apply to me, and how do I make sure my business is compliant?

business structure you've selected, the industry you are in, and the method(s) you've chosen to buy or sell your product and services, you may be required to comply with various federal, state, and local laws or risk hefty fines or liabilities for noncompliance. It is important to consult your legal team to understand the laws that apply to you.\n"}" style="font-family: arial, sans, sans-serif;">Depending on the type of business structure you've selected, the industry you are in, and the method(s) you've chosen to buy or sell your product and services, you may be required to comply with various federal, state, and local laws or risk hefty fines or liabilities for noncompliance. It is important to consult your legal team to understand the laws that apply to you.

 

 

How do I manage employee relations?

You will likely hire employees as you grow your business, and to make sure you set proper ground rules with your employees, you will need a lawyer's help in defining your company policies, drafting contractor agreements and nondisclosure agreements, to name a few.

 

How do I protect my brand?

business name and logo is already tricky in itself, but going a step further to protect and ensure your brand is not infringing on the rights of a third party or vice versa, will require a lawyer's help under trademark and copyright laws."}" style="font-family: arial, sans, sans-serif;">Coming up with a catchy business name and logo is already tricky in itself, but going a step further to protect and ensure your brand is not infringing on the rights of a third party or vice versa, will require a lawyer's help under trademark and copyright laws.

 

personal assets separated.\n\nWhat is the best way a small business can maximize its tax deductions? (Optional)\n\n\nWhat specifically are small business owners most confused about when you first meet with them?\nWhat laws apply to their business\n\nHow can quality legal services help a small business grow?\nQuality legal services lay the groundwork for stable and sustainable business growth. The less time you spend on legal issues, the more time you have to focus on your passion.\n\nHow can quality legal services help small businesses save money?\nAnticipating the types of legal risks your business may encounter, and providing remedies within the contracts, will save your company the money and time spent in litigation.\n\nHow can small businesses maximize the value of their legal team\u2019s services?\nBe efficient and effective by providing your legal team with all or as much information as you can upfront.\n\nShould business partners have the same amount of equity in a company? Why or why not?\nIt really depends on a case-by-case basis, and each business partner should consult their own attorney on the best course of action.\n\nWhat are the top three things a small business owner should be aware of when purchasing an existing business?\nAccurately determine the value, due diligence reviewing customer lists, sale records, advertising materials, and employee contracts. How long have the employees been there? Are there any key employees who would be hard to replace?\n\nDo you have any other essential legal guidance for startups that you haven't already included in this survey?\nNo."}" style="font-size: 15.6px; font-family: Arial;">What is the best way a small business owner can protect personal wealth and assets from business risks?

Make sure you keep your business and personal assets separated.
 


What specifically are small business owners most confused about when you first meet with them?

What laws apply to their business
 


How can quality legal services help a small business grow?

Quality legal services lay the groundwork for stable and sustainable business growth. The less time you spend on legal issues, the more time you have to focus on your passion.
 


How can quality legal services help small businesses save money?

Anticipating the types of legal risks your business may encounter, and providing remedies within the contracts, will save your company the money and time spent in litigation.
 


How can small businesses maximize the value of their legal team’s services?

Be efficient and effective by providing your legal team with all or as much information as you can upfront.
 


Should business partners have the same amount of equity in a company? Why or why not?

It really depends on a case-by-case basis, and each business partner should consult their own attorney on the best course of action.
 


What are the top three things a small business owner should be aware of when purchasing an existing business?

Accurately determine the value, due diligence reviewing customer lists, sale records, advertising materials, and employee contracts. How long have the employees been there? Are there any key employees who would be hard to replace?