Regardless of the size of your business, you’ll probably end up working with an attorney at some point. Whether you need help putting clear and effective contracts in place or you need an experienced business litigation attorney to resolve (or maybe help head off) a dispute, it’s important to work with an attorney who understands your needs and matches your communication style. Here are a few tips for selecting the best attorney for all your business needs.
Identify Your Needs
First, remember that different attorneys focus on different aspects of the law. So consider what types of legal services you need. Are you about to start your business, and need someone to guide you through those early stages of formation? Do you need a lawyer to help you draft or review a business contract? Or are you concerned about a brewing dispute that might turn into — or already has become — a lawsuit? Once you’ve articulated your needs, you can begin looking for attorneys in your area who provide these services. Even if you don’t have any immediate needs, you may want to consider looking for a law firm that will be able to address the types of issues that may arise in your business’s future. Having lawyers available to answer your questions or talk through your worries right away can go a long way toward relieving stress.
Do Your Research
Many Minnesota business owners first look to their friends and professional associates for attorney recommendations. Consult your professional network to identify potential business attorneys, or perform a quick web search to discover business law firms in your area. Visit a few websites and read client reviews to get a sense of which law practices appear to align most closely with your business needs.
Consult With Potential Business Lawyers
Once you’ve identified a few potential attorneys, schedule some time to talk with them about their services. Prepare for your conversations by writing down your most important questions. For instance, you may want to ask about each attorney’s experience and approach to addressing their clients’ business needs. You should also ask them about their communication style—how often will they check in with you? How long can you expect to wait before they respond to your questions? While you chat with each attorney, consider their tone of voice and professional persona. You want lawyers who know the law, of course, but you also want someone you know you can talk to, who will understand your questions and worries, and who can explain your options in a way that makes sense to you and for your business. When you find a lawyer that matches well with your needs, you can move forward with greater confidence.
Get started with a friendly and experienced Minneapolis business attorney today by calling Rubric Legal LLC at (612) 465-0074.