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I sat down with Dave Lorenzo on the Inside BS Show to discuss what business owners should consider when hiring an attorney and the importance of having a team of subject matter experts available to help when needs arise. During my conversation with Dave, I answer several questions regarding how I engage with clients and what business owners need to know when dealing with legal issues impacting their business, including:
- Do I need a lawyer to start a business?
- Should I work with a litigator of a transactional attorney?
- What questions should I ask a lawyer before I hire her?
Check out the interview for the answers to these questions and more. You can use the timestamps below to navigate through the interview:
00:00 – What to Ask a Lawyer When Starting a Business
01:47 – Business Lawyer Profile: How do you become a business lawyer?
02:22 – What is the biggest challenge you face as a business lawyer?
03:40 – What challenges do you face related to the law and COVID?
05:24 Why is it important to work with a lawyer who knows litigation as well as transactional work?
06:47 What is the definition of Complex Commercial Litigation?
08:00 Why your attorney must ask the right questions when you are a business start-up.
09:53 Do I need a lawyer to start a business?
11:48 How do you protect trade secrets when you hire employees?
14:53 How to get business clients as a lawyer
16:16 How to use LinkedIn and Blogs for law firm marketing.
18:00 Examples of strategic alliance marketing for law firm business development
19:40 How do I find the right lawyer for my small business?
21:18 What unique insight has being a general counsel given you as a business lawyer?
24:36 What is the biggest challenge for a small business owner in working with a lawyer?
26:33 How to get in touch with a business lawyer
Questions about this or any other legal matter, please contact Sarah at Sarah.Sawyer@offitkurman.com.
Author: Sarah Sawyer, Esq.
Articles have been Reprinted with permission from the charlotte observer and Mike Hunter.
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