PRUDENTLY, PROFITABLY AND LEGALLY DOING BUSINESS IN GEORGIA – BE CAREFUL OF THE MANY TEMPTATIONS AND PITFALLS OF “BEING YOUR OWN LAWYER”

One of the most important services an experienced Georgia business lawyer can offer you and your business is knowledge, expertise, personalized legal guidance, and greatly increased chances your GA business will be successful, profitable and sustainable. Lawyers, unlike legal document services, know the problems encountered by GA businesses similar to yours, the GA state and federal courts and the government agencies you will inevitably interact with and the consequences a minor mistake or careless assumption may cause. These consequences can be costly, permanent, or even fatal to your business and your personal finances and welfare. As an experienced business lawyer in Georgia, I have found many of these problematic business situations arise out of faulty legal documents, improper business contracts, agreements or transactions. These are just some of the compelling reasons you should consider hiring a Georgia business law firm to assist and guide you in your business dealings.

Moreover, if your business is successful, the chances are good that you will need a good GA business lawyer again. Our Firm receives repeat Georgia business referrals constantly from clients who I have helped start their own Georgia business, and who later found that they needed other legal services, like reviewing a Georgia lease or taking their business to the next level of growth and profitability. In contrast, I also receive a large number of referrals from business owners send troubled colleagues my way so for resolution of a Georgia business dispute which otherwise could have been avoided had these business owners taken the time to get their businesses off to a good start with proper legal representation. I firmly believe, and have seen time and time again, that it is commonplace prudent business judgment for business owners and entrepreneurs alike to seek the services an experienced GA business lawyer. These services are invaluable and should at the very least, be considered.

A short list of the benefits a GA business lawyer can provide are as follows:

• Advice on which business entity is best for your situation and the best family or friends to involve;
• How to run your business and keep your books in order to get the maximum benefits from incorporation and avoid personal liability by another party “Piercing the Corporate Veil” and being able to access your personal assets for collection on any judgment against you or your corporation;
• An honest discussion of legal liability for the business and for you as an individual;
• Analysis of Georgia laws, county laws, city laws and local requirements will affect your business;
• Assistance with for permits, licenses and zoning and other requirements which will have an impact of your business and are necessary for its operation;
• Advice on the tax consequences and benefits of your GA business entity is subject to or entitled to;
• Assurance that your papers were completed correctly;
• Assistance with GA business contracts in your dealings with your clients and vendors;
• A local experienced GA law firm to call on when issues arise; and, you can be rest assured they will.

This is not to say that you should not research some of these things on your own. It is always better to start a venture well informed! Nevertheless, I highly recommend retaining, or at least exploring, the opinion or representation of a GA business law firm which has vast knowledge and experience in business related areas such as GA business contracts, GA leases, Federal and State of GA employment requirements, Federal and State of GA tax laws.

The Libby Law Firm would be happy to discuss your options and explain why retaining a GA business lawyer may be best for you and all involved and what you stand to lose by not having an experienced GA law firm represent and protect your interests. Please call us at (404) 467-8611 or to discuss your options, or send us a message through our confidential Web Site form. For your convenience, The Libby Law Firm Main Office is conveniently located in the heart of Buckhead 1/5 mile from the intersection of Roswell and Piedmont Roads and less than 1 mile from the Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza Mall.