Do you own a business? Or thinking of starting one?

Small businesses are often overlooked, when in reality they are the backbone of the American economy. According to the US Chamber of Commerce there are 33.2 million small businesses in America which combined account for 99.9% of all U.S. businesses.   Small businesses are credited with just under two-thirds of the new jobs created from 1995-2021.  In 2021 alone a record breaking 5.4 million new business applications were filed in the U.S. Are you a part of these statistics?  Did you start a new business or are interested in doing so? If so then this advice is for you.

You may ask why do I need to hire a business attorney?  Business attorneys can help you avoid risky situations, help educate you about business laws, and help lessen liability.  While yes, it’s true, there are many aspects you can handle on your own as a business owner, your emphasis should be on preventing legal trouble and that’s where attorneys come in.

Are you already an established business? It is never too late to seek help.  For you they can help with contract negotiations, confidentiality agreements, real estate purchase and sale agreements, other essential documents, and agreements as well as general advice on administration.

Are you someone looking to start your own business? Attorneys can help with business formation services which include drafting legal documents.  They can include things like articles of incorporation, bylaws, operating agreements, buy/sell agreements, employment contracts and much more. 

To summarize? Why run the risk of potential problems in the future.  Having someone double check, or set up your policies, and run through possible issues, will save you possible head aches in the future.  Set yourself up for success.  Earl and Edwards LLC can help you!