It’s always important to plan out your business carefully. But did you remember to speak with an attorney? Fresh Legal Perspective’s team of Tampa lawyers want to remind you the importance of consulting with a lawyer. Whether it’s about contracts, commercial real estate Tampa, or taxes, our business lawyers in Tampa are here for you. Here are six situations in which you should contact a lawyer.
- Starting up your business
Before even getting your business up and running, you must decide how to structure it. There are a few options available: corporations, nonprofit, sole proprietorship, LLCs, and partnerships. Whatever you decide, this decision will impact you in different ways. They will affect liabilities, tax obligations, fees, and how you can legally raise funding. To help guide you through this crucial period, our Tampa lawyers can provide the experience and knowledge to help you make the right decision for you and your business.
- Employee issues
It’s important to protect yourself and your business when dealing with employee issues. When hiring, employees, having a lawyer help you with the abundance of laws can save you a nasty headache with the IRS. It’s also good practice to have a lawyer look over any arrangements with employees in order to make sure that it’s in your best interest.Make sure to consult with an attorney before hiring or firing anyone. This is a good way to make sure you don’t risk a discrimination lawsuit that could easily be avoided. Hiring an attorney to protect you and your interests from potential lawsuits, is always an insurance worth having.
Contracts are a part of business. Most likely you will have one or more while in business. Having a lawyer look them over could prevent your business from a costly mistake. Lawyers are trained and experienced in identifying troublesome clauses and making sure the right language is used. It’s always good to make you have the legal right to do something before acting on it. Consulting with a lawyer can help make sure you are protecting yourself within the limits of the law.
- Government entity files a complaint
If you find yourself being investigated or being sued by any government entity (local, state, or federal) it’s time to lawyer up. Whatever the reason may be, it is important to protect your business and plan with your attorney to deal with these kinds of issues.
- Environmental issues
Environmental issues can come up unexpectedly and be very costly problems. It could be from your business or from previous property owners. In the case of finding previous contaminants in the ground, it’s prudent to protect your business. Hiring an attorney to sue the previous owner to be held responsible for the cleanup costs, could save you a very hefty price.
- Buying or selling a business
Buying a business is a big investment. Hiring a lawyer to take a look at the complex issues is a good move for you. They will help you understand the value of the business. They can transfer all the permits and licenses the business has. They will do their due diligence to make sure this is the right decision. They are also important when selling a business as well. Lawyers will make sure you get as much out of the sale as possible. The can help screen potential buyers and even be at the negotiation table, ensuring you are accurately represented
It’s important to be on the right side of the law when it comes to business. Hiring a great lawyer can save you unnecessary headaches and save you money. Having a healthy relationship with a lawyer will ensure that you and your business are protected for the future. Contact Fresh Legal Perspective today by calling (813) 448-1042 and ask about meeting one of our lawyers!