How to Select the Best Fitting Attorney for Your Small Business

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4.  Supportive. 

In addition to being a problem solver, an attorney also should be a counselor.  The attorney you select should not only be able to draft legal documents and represent the business in lawsuits, but your attorney also should be able to listen to you when you want to bounce off ideas or just to simply listen to problems within the business regardless if the communication will lead to work for the attorney or not.

5.  Experience. 

Normally, when people hear experience around an attorney they conclude that is the many years of practice for the attorney in the legal field.  While there is something to be said of this level of experience, it is not the type of experience that should be first on your list. 

The experience you should look for is experience as a business owner or working with various business owners.  As mentioned previously, you should be able to look to your attorney as a counselor to discuss issues with the business. 

The best way to ensure such support will be meritorious is by ensuring your attorney can relate through his/her experience in running a business or businesses (the ideal experience) or having dealt with many other business owners and their issues.

These characteristics are not the only ones to consider and you may have some unique traits you may wish your attorney possesses.  Though, these are characteristics that should be on your list. 

Remember, business owners do not have all the answers and those who think in such a way will find themselves in more trouble than in it’s worth.  Therefore, be sure to have a strong team of advisors by your side as your start and grow your business. 

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