If you've ever watched an episode of Law & Order, you probably feel like you have a good idea of how the legal process works. There's a plaintiff (usually the State) and a defendant (the person who has allegedly committed a crime against the plaintiff). Both parties typically have legal representation to guide them through the process and ensure that their rights are protected during the trial. The jury (or in some cases, the judge) makes a decision after hearing evidence, and that's the end of the case.
Great business partnerships are extremely powerful and all too rare. The good news is, if you want to get into business with someone, we are here to give you the advice you need to succeed! In our last blog, we went through everything you should check before going into business with someone, including credit scores, references, online presence, and personality. If you get through all of those steps and everything looks good, it's time to hire a lawyer from Quatela Hargraves & Chimeri!
You have a phenomenal business idea, and you've found someone you think could be a great business partner. What now? The first thing to do is contact a good lawyer. If you don't know a good one, start making inquiries. And if you live in New York, contact our office. Once you have the lawyer ball rolling, you can turn your focus to other steps that will ensure you and your partner have a strong foundation.
Many different companies are successful because of the specific product they provide and the ability to keep the makings of said product a secret. This is especially important for tech companies. The ability to control sensitive information, making sure it stays within the company, is critical.
The most common phrase when it comes to retaining a lawyer in the business world is, "If you're already being sued, it's too late." While not completely accurate, there are many times any business owner, whether a start-up or not, is going to need legal services.
If you need a lawyer, your search process is the most important part of the journey. Finding a lawyer who has the skills and experience to handle your case can be very stressful, because you have so much on the line. The good news is, there are great lawyers out there, and if you ask the right questions, you will find them.
Generally, when people start looking for a lawyer, they are already in a stressful situation. The added burden of finding a good legal ally can be difficult to handle. At our law firm, we are committed to being a source of safety and relief to our clients. That is why we are taking three blogs to share 10 important questions to ask prospective lawyers. These questions will help you determine what you need.