Mesa Business Lawyer
Arizona small business owners often have legal questions best answered by a Mesa business lawyer. However, small business owners may be under the common misconception that a business law attorney will charge them an hourly rate they simply cannot afford. The fact is that Arizona business lawyers today are indispensable to a small business. An experienced business law attorney can help save small businesses from legal problems and the high cost of litigation. They can help protect the small business owner’s personal assets, prevent partnership disputes, protect trade secrets, reduce employee problems and much more. The time to consult an Arizona business attorney is now before you have a problem. It is always less expensive to prevent a legal problem than to litigate one.
Arizona Small Business Legal Assistance
Our business law attorneys understand the needs of small business owners. We would like to establish a long-term relationship with you. Our fees are affordable, and we can make special retainer agreements for small businesses that can give you access to a business lawyer any time you need it to do things like:
- Review documents (e.g., contracts, sales agreements, government documents)
- Write or respond to legal correspondence (e.g., demand letters)
- Draft employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements, etc.
- Corporate formation or amend corporate documents (including LLC’s and other business entities)
- Prepare corporate compliance documents
- And of course, be there to answer legal questions as they occur
Having a small business attorney on speed dial is a necessity in today’s business environment. Having a small business attorney on retainer will save you money by avoiding common legal problems. Call us today for a free small business legal assessment.
When You Don’t Need a Small Business Attorney
If you are new to business, you may need to consult with a small business attorney more often than someone with years of business experience. What you should ask yourself is, “am I comfortable making this decision without consulting a small business lawyer?” In some cases, it may be, “am I comfortable doing this without consulting a small business attorney?” If there is any hesitation in your mind, it is better to consult with an Arizona small business lawyer than to make a costly mistake.
You probably do not need an Arizona small business attorney for things like:
- Writing a business plan
- Researching and choosing a name for your business (previously trademarked business names can be researched online)
- Reserving a domain name for your website
- Applying for an employer identification number (EIN), which you will need for employment tax purposes
- Applying for most required licenses and permits for the business
- Interviewing and hiring employees
- Hiring contractors or vendors
Again, your own experience and comfort level may dictate when you contact a small business lawyer, but now is the time to develop a relationship with an experienced Arizona small business attorney. Sooner or later, every small business needs professional legal assistance.
When You Need a Small Business Lawyer
Don’t make the mistake of trying to figure out things on your own. When it comes to legal matters with your business, trial and error is simply too costly. You should always consult with a small business lawyer to help you with:
- Dealing with the IRS or state tax officials
- Forming a corporation, LLC, partnership or other business entity
- Special allocations or contributions of personal assets to a partnership, LLC, etc.
- Drafting contracts
- Reviewing contracts before you sign
- Creating employment agreements
- Buying or selling a small business (or its assets)
- Updating partnership agreements or corporate documents
- Matters of corporate compliance
- Government investigations of your business
- Matters involving environmental issues
This is not an exhaustive list of circumstances to contact a small business lawyer, merely a few examples. Retaining an experienced Arizona small business attorney early in the life of your business may help prevent many legal problems. It is always less expensive to prevent a legal problem than to litigate one.
What If My Small Business is Being Sued?
When your small business is sued, the first rule is don’t try to handle the matter yourself. There is nothing to be gained by you calling the other party or the attorney for the other party to try to work things out. Anything that you say or do may cause further damage to your case.
The next thing that you should do is collect all of the documents related to the lawsuit (e.g., contracts, sales agreements, purchase orders, timecards, records, correspondence, etc.). Do not attempt to destroy or hide anything that may be evidence. Then, call one of our experienced Arizona business attorneys. Once you retain us, we will do all of the heavy lifting for you. We will deal with the other party and their attorney so that your interests are always protected. Hiring our small business attorneys means that you can continue to run your business knowing that your case is in good hands.
Call Our Arizona Small Business Lawyers Today
No matter if you are just starting out or you’ve been in business for years, we are here to help you avoid legal problems. When legal problems do occur, we are here to protect your rights and safeguard your livelihood. Don’t wait to call us. Now is the time to speak to an Arizona small business attorney.
While you certainly need to retain an attorney for the serious issues above, your emphasis should be placed on preventing such occurrences in the first place. Prevention does not necessarily involve hiring an attorney, though consulting with one wouldn’t hurt. By the time you or your business is sued, the preventable damage has been done and the only question that remains is how much you’ll be paying in attorney’s fees, court fees, and damages.