June 10th 2013 at 10:06pm Published by firstdownadmin

Business attorneys provide legal services when it comes to the operations and regulations of businesses. They typically assist with issues like business formation, business dispute resolution, corporate laws, and sales/transfers of businesses.

Whether you need an attorney to start your business depends in large part on what legal type of business you’re starting. … A sole proprietorship is the simplest business form. It doesn’t require that you register your business with your state, so no, you probably don’t need an attorney to start this type of business.

Here are steps to finding a good law firm for your business:

  1. Begin looking before you need help. Running a good business is about anticipating your needs, and selecting an attorney is no different.
  2. Contact business colleagues for referrals.
  3. Check with the local or state bar association.
  4. Search for lawyers with a commercial referral service.
  5. Ask another lawyer.

The most common fee for small business lawyers is an hourly fee. Most attorneys charge from $150 to $325 an hour.