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Is an attorney needed when starting a business?

On Behalf of | Mar 26, 2021 | Corporate Litigation

New businesses in New York often require lawyers before they’re considered a legitimate entity. An attorney may help you abide by the law and prevent any illegal activity from occurring during the business formation and planning stage. Startups often need legal advice with each state of their business life cycle to ensure that the company succeeds and avoids lawsuits. The attorney may also represent the business owners on legal matters and handle documentation.

When you should consider an attorney for your startup

The most common time for you to benefit from an attorney for your startup includes when you have to fill out different documents and forms. A legal professional may explain the necessary documentation and help you to avoid any mistakes that can cause the forms to be denied.

An attorney may also offer assurance that you’re navigating the process correctly while helping you focus on other areas of your business. You can also use legal services to trademark the name of the business and discuss various legal structures for tax purposes. For example, an attorney may help with preparing incorporation forms to ensure that everything is completed correctly and the process is expedited.

Who can you contact for legal assistance?

Contact an attorney who has experience helping clients with business formation and legal planning to ensure that you have guidance. A legal professional may offer assistance to small businesses, startups and independent contractors to field questions about business operations. Your attorney may explain the best practices for your state and local industry. You can also hire an attorney to assist you with filing taxes on an ongoing basis.