Small business owners have a lot on their plates, and they’re used to managing many of these myriad business aspects themselves. As an entrepreneur, you simply have to until your business becomes more established and you have the resources you need to build out your business and employee base. However, one area small business owners will need help with at one point or another is commercial law.
Do You Really Need to Hire a Lawyer for Your Small Business?
During the early stages of a business and at many junctures throughout its growth, Florida business owners will find themselves asking if they truly need a commercial lawyer to advise them on the legal aspects of running the business.
Hiring a lawyer can be expensive, and many entrepreneurs may argue that they’re already stretched thin from a budget perspective. Is it really necessary for them to pay for legal services when they haven’t faced any “problems,” per se? Can’t they just do it themselves?
Prevention is the Best Medicine (for Your Business’s Health, Budget, and Longevity)
We know that not all business matters require a lawyer to be at your side, but the advantage of partnering with a commercial lawyer early is that you should be able to avoid potentially damaging (and more expensive!) problems down the road.
After all, once your business is confronted with a legal problem, it may be too little, too late. At that point, the best you can hope for is to resolve the problem as quickly and painlessly as possible. Unfortunately, hiring a lawyer to get you out of a mess will also be much more expensive than had you been able to prevent the problem in the first place.
Consulting with a lawyer for your small business before you theoretically feel that you need one is a smart business decision – it can help ensure that you remain in compliance with Florida business law, set you up to avoid potential legal pitfalls, and may be better on your budget than having to consult an attorney after a problem arises.
Our team at Silverberg|Brito, PLLC works side-by-side with our clients whether it be for the formation, expansion, or dissolution of their business, or the resolution of disputes, small or large. We pride ourselves on thinking outside the box and not only finding the best strategies for our clients, but also following through on those solutions through world-class communication, innovation, and commitment. To schedule a consultation with our Florida commercial law team, please get in touch.