One of the biggest benefits a lawyer can provide to a small business is that of contract review and assessment. Entering into signed contractual agreements is an unavoidable part of being in business, no matter how big or small.
The scary fact is that once a contract has been signed, it is legally binding. Numerous small businesses enter into agreements without the qualified assistance and advice of a lawyer, and as a result suffer from massive legal consequences -- many of which can ultimately contribute to the company’s demise. It’s an avoidable reason why so many small businesses fail to make it in the long run.
Seeking legal advice is the easiest way to ensure that contracts are drafted properly and with the best interest of your business in mind. In addition, a lawyer can make sure that each contract is legally sound and valid, according to the nuances of state law.
We can help you draft agreements and review existing contracts. In addition, we can provide quality legal representation should you need assistance filing a lawsuit or if you find yourself the unfortunate recipient of a Summons and Complaint.
Think of hiring a lawyer as an investment as well as a preventative measure. As a small business owner, you may not anticipate major lawsuits or liability cases or the need for large-scale contracts. Yet, all businesses rely on contracts and, unfortunately, liability issues will always arise. Seeking legal advice in advance not only helps minimize the effects of these types of incidents, but also helps avoid them in the first place.
If we can be of service to you and your small business, give us a call at 253.858.5434. We proudly represent clients throughout Washington and Idaho and are available to meet in person, by phone, or via Skype or FaceTime.