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How A Business Lawyer Can Help You

On Behalf of | Apr 17, 2015 | Firm News

It takes a very entrepreneurial spirit and a real go-getter to get a small business up and running. A startup company is a very hard thing to get started. However, if you do it right, then you can be very successful with a startup. It is important to know all of the legal ins and outs of starting a small business, as well as many other startup details that may be helpful for getting your business running. A startup lawyer can be the fire in your torch that gets your business to the starting point where you need it to be. Through the use of a startup lawyer, you then can learn a many of the steps and measures that you need to take when starting a business. Listed here are the top three reasons to hire a startup lawyer.

  • How you choose to license your business.

When starting a business, you must make the important decisions that are involved with licensing and how you will license it. It varies from state to state, as well as region to region, about which licenses and permits may be required and what exactly you may need for starting your small business. Getting a small business attorney will be the stepping stone that you need to get your business licensed appropriately. There are several things that you may be required to do when it comes to licensing. These include a business operation license, a federal employer identification number, a DBA permit, zoning and land use permits, health department permits, sales tax licenses, fire department permits, as well as any state issued documents such as a liquor license. New York City in particular requires licenses from the Department of Consumer Affairs for a broad range of industries and professions.

  • How you choose to form your business.

Starting your startup can be very exciting and your first step is to decide how you want to form your business. Since there are many different options such as choosing to be a sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited liability partnership, corporation(both C and S status), or a limited liability company, you will benefit from the help of using a startup lawyer to help you decide which would work best for you and your business plan.

  • Small business advising.

A startup lawyer can also advise you and work as your mentor when it comes to all legal aspects of your small business. This can be very beneficial as some startup lawyers, such as those from Sachs Law , also have entrepreneurial experience. This can include mentorship with anything legal that you may come across during your small business startup process as well as anything else that you may need help with. By using lawyers that have started their own small businesses, you will have the benefit of having this added experience to help you through the entire process.

As you can see, using a small business lawyer for your startup company can be very beneficial to the success of your company. By using the consulting services of experienced lawyers such as those from Sachs Law, then you also will have the expertise from a legal professional who has been through the very same process.