Managing a business is challenging. As a business owner, you need to make important legal decisions in in order to protect your company’s future. Selecting a reputable corporate attorney who is not only suited for you personally, but also well qualified, is important in properly and responsibly managing your business.

Here are a few points to consider when selecting a corporate attorney:

How do I select a corporate attorney? 
Internet search is not the only way to find an attorney. Be proactive and personal with your search. One of the best ways to find a good attorney is by consulting with other business professionals. Ask business owners you trust whom they use for their attorney.

What is the attorney’s capacity or bench strength?
In law, more is better. The best firms provide a wide range of experience (e.g. Franchise, Real Estate, and M&A) that covers the entire business spectrum (e.g. formation, funding, and exit) to a wide range of clients (e.g. small business, mid-market, and Fortune 500).

What is their reputation? 
Consider your attorney’s reputation. Attorneys have a peer review rating system through Martindale-Hubbell. You can also check online review sites for any comments about an attorney. Accreditations are also an important consideration.

Learn about your legal problem.
Research the potential implications of your legal situation. Ask others you know who have been in a similar circumstance for advice on how to approach your situation. They may provide valuable insight. Search the Internet for Frequently Asked Questions about your legal matter. Learn as much as you can so that you can make educated decisions while working with your attorney.

To learn more about GILLIS, WAY & CAMPBELL corporate law services, please contact us at 904.647.6476 or by email at info@gillisway.com.