We’ll come right out and say it, yes. Yes, you should hire an attorney for your Florida-based business, and you should consider doing it right away. No, you don’t need an attorney on staff or full time – but you do need a lawyer you can trust in your corner at all times. The reality is that many commercial law issues that may arise for your business can very likely be prevented if you partner with expert legal counsel early and often as you grow your business.
When and Why You Should Hire a Commercial Lawyer
Commercial lawyers do more than just help you make sense of your legal business obligations as you establish, expand, or dissolve your business, they sit side by side you as problem solvers. Importantly, they help you understand the law, your responsibilities, and your options so that you can make the best possible decisions in any given scenario.
Here are some other reasons why should have a commercial lawyer in your business corner:
- Form, expand, or dissolve your business the right way – Ensure that you follow the legal process during every step of your business growth and transitions to avoid risk and protect yourself and your company assets. This includes protecting your business during mergers and acquisitions.
- Contract correctly – Understanding contract law is imperative to your business’s success – as you know, signing on the dotted line can come with very serious repercussions if the contract is breached. Your business lawyer will assist with contracts, including drawing them up, reviewing them, and negotiating or managing disputes as needed.
- Dispute resolution – Disputes between business partners and shareholders can carry very high stakes, and disagreements are bound to occur. Your lawyer will help you do what you can to avoid disputes in the first place as well as settle any potential business disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible if they do arise.
Florida commercial law is complex, and failure to comply with business laws and regulations can come with unfortunate consequences. An experienced commercial lawyer can help you see into the future so you can try to avoid potentially damaging business issues and stay focused on doing what you do best – growing your business.
If you need expert legal counsel for your Florida business, we at Silverberg|Brito, PLLC can help. Our team is committed to protecting you and your business interests so that you can stay committed to your company and your team. To learn more about our commercial law services or to schedule a consultation, get in touch with us.