If you or someone you know has a startup business, or are perhaps thinking of starting one, it’s always important to hire the services of a business attorney who can help ensure that not only are you protected, but that you will be able to take advantage of all of the rights you’re entitled to as a business owner.

Prior to making any kind of a final decision regarding an attorney, it’s a good idea to ask all of the right questions to make sure that you’ll be making the right decision. Here are three of those questions that you should consider.

Are You Experienced?

You should never be afraid to ask any and all questions that you may have in regards to the overall experience of an attorney that you’re considering hiring. For instance, consider asking them if they have ever handled an incorporation.

How Flexible Will Your Billing Be?

It’s important to keep in mind that business attorneys will never always work on a “contingency fee,” as opposed to other types of attorneys. Regardless of what it is that you require assistance with, you will need to follow their specific billing guidelines; however, don’t be afraid to ask them just how flexible they’re willing to be.

Are There Other Clients in the Same Industry as Me?

The attorney that you hire should be at least somewhat familiar with the industry in which you work. If you find that there’s an attorney who isn’t, then they should be willing to learn everything they can about it. At the same time, you should also beware of attorneys who represent any one or more of your competitors due to the fact that you don’t want to risk them accidentally leaking information to them.

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