Can a Lawyer Help my NJ Small Business?

Starting a small business and being an entrepreneur is a challenging, but rewarding experience. One of the best parts of being a small business owner is the freedom of being your own boss. This freedom does not mean that you should do everything related to your small business on your own. In some cases you may need help from other professionals, such as lawyers, and you do not have to wait until you have a serious legal problem before establishing a relationship with an attorney.

What Services Can a NJ Small Business Lawyer Provide?

Although there are many things that you can do for your small business on your own, there are some tasks that you can, and perhaps should, seek legal advice for. Services that a NJ small business lawyer can assist you with include:

  • Deciding on an Organizational Structure
    • LLC, LLP, Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, etc.
  • Creating an Operating Agreement
  • Drafting and Reviewing Contracts
  • Litigation and Lawsuits
  • Handling Disputes with Customers, Employees, and Other Businesses
  • Searching for and Registering a Trademark
  • Applying for a Patent
  • Buying or Selling Business Assets
  • Taxes / Tax Planning

When Should I Hire an Attorney for My Small Business?

You may have noticed that most the legal services listed above do not involve lawsuits. Like managing your health or maintaining your car, there are many preventative steps you can take in maintaining your business’s legal health. Additionally, by developing an ongoing relationship with an attorney who knows and understands your business goals, he will be able to better assist you in the event your small business encounters any legal problems in the future.

How Can Tagliente & Shah Help NJ Small Businesses?

The lawyers at Tagliente & Shah, LLC, have experience assisting small businesses throughout northern New Jersey. Our attorneys have helped businesses formally organize, develop operating agreements, draft contracts for use during the course of business, register trademarks, and handle disputes with other entities. If you would like to talk to one of our attorneys about your small business’s legal needs, please contact us today.