reno business lawyer for your new business

One of the most common questions asked when starting a business is whether or not a business lawyer is necessary. The short answer is yes if your business is anything more than a sole proprietorship, as most businesses are ineligible to represent themselves in court. However, the expense associated with hiring a lawyer is generally the reason businesses push out hiring a lawyer from the get-go. Businesses have the misunderstanding that they only need to hire a lawyer if they get into a lawsuit. This is not the best solution, however, because preventing legal problems is better planning than reacting to legal problems later on. Here are a few of the benefits of hiring a Reno business lawyer early on in your business planning:

Company’s legal structure will be set up

Whether your company is a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company (LLC), or corporation, a Reno business lawyer can help you set up your legal structure. As mentioned, a sole proprietorship does not legally require a lawyer, but it can’t hurt to hire one as a precautionary measure or to utilize one to set up your contracts and agreements. Partnerships, LLCs, and corporations that are registered with the state require a lawyer before a business can even respond to a lawsuit, but it is also highly recommended that you have a business lawyer assist in the set up of your company’s legal structure. Lawyers can establish various agreements that are required for different business structures. The more complicated your business is, the more necessary it is to hire a business lawyer.

Guidance through the legal start-up process

Depending on the structure of your business and level of legal requirements, guidance through the legal start-up process may be very beneficial. A business lawyer can help in negotiating and drafting contracts for use with customers and clients. Getting these contracts established from the formation of your company is one of the best things you can do for your company. If you write your own contracts, without the assistance of an attorney, you can put yourself and your company at serious risk. Employing a professional to draft your contracts will help avoid problematic clauses in your contracts, which might hurt you later on. Even if you have been utilizing the same contract for years, it is always a precautionary measure to have them reviewed by a business lawyer. Since laws change, your contracts should, too.

Employee contracts made easy & problems avoided

Hiring a Reno business lawyer will making hiring and firing employees a much easier process. An attorney can help draft proper employment contracts for new employees and offer guidance to prevent and navigate discrimination suits if they arise, as well as protecting your confidential business information in a world of revolving door employees. In hiring and firing employees, there are many laws to abide by so it is very important to understand all of them. Don’t put your company at risk; seek legal representation before it is needed.

Legal issues can be prevented or resolved

In addition to employment discrimination suits, a business attorney can help prevent or resolve a wide variety of legal issues. If you have a complaint filed against your business from local, state, or federal government entities on the grounds of law violation, a business attorney can save your company. Or if you are sued, having a lawyer already on staff will be very beneficial. Waiting until your business sued or has a complaint filed against you is a mistake. Hire a Reno business lawyer from the formation of your company, so you are prepared for anything.

Reno Business Lawyer

Heather Ijames is a local business lawyer who can be your legal guide through the startup of your company. Whether you need assistance with setting up your legal structure, establishing contracts, or dealing with a current or prospective employee, Ijames Law can help. See how Heather can help you today by scheduling a consultation.

Schedule a Consultation

One of the most common questions asked when starting a business is whether or not a business lawyer is necessary. The short answer is yes if your business is anything more than a sole proprietorship, as most businesses are ineligible to represent themselves in court. However, the expense associated with hiring a lawyer is generally… Read More

As part of a homeowners association, your property-related activities are governed by the CC&Rs. These covenants, conditions and restrictions generally serve to preserve and enhance your property value by putting rules and standards in place for all residents to follow within that subdivision. Ultimately, CC&Rs are legally binding documents that all homeowners should become familiar… Read More

If your HOA is preventing you from exercising your rights as a homeowner, discriminating against you or otherwise acting arbitrarily against you, you may want to consider taking action. But before you make a claim in court in Nevada, you have to follow some other steps first. It is important to speak to a lawyer with… Read More

Among the countless worries of entrepreneurs starting up their new businesses is the idea of whether they need a business lawyer. Many small businesses cringe at the high expenses usually associated with legal help, and only hire an attorney when faced with a serious legal problem. However, finding the right lawyer before the lawsuit can… Read More

Mechanic’s Lien: A Contractors Path to Getting Paid I am finding that more subcontractors are getting stiffed on jobs, and only after about ninety-plus days of holding an accounts receivable open, do they want to start discussing the lien process. Is it too late to do a lien? Short answer is probably. That doesn’t mean… Read More

If you live in homeowner’s association, you are subject to the regulations listed in the Covenants Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs). What are Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions Covenants, conditions and restrictions are a set of rules that govern your neighborhood. They describe the requirements and restrictions about what you can do with your property. These restrictions… Read More

Even under the old federal estate tax limitations, most households in Reno and Sparks did not have to worry about tax-saving estate planning devices. Now that the old limitations have doubled, meaning a married couple could conceivably have up to a combined twenty-two million dollar estate before they had to get tax-creative, it would seem… Read More

If you’ve run your own business for any good amount of time, you’ve likely had to threaten someone to get payment, and then heard them mutter in return: “Go ahead, take me to court.” As a Reno business attorney, it used to baffle me that people could be so cavalier about litigation. But, the longer… Read More

Whether seeking private counsel, drafting a trust or will, or simply getting a business license, lawyers are needed in many personal and commercial aspects. Not many people, especially business owners, manage to live their entire lives without looking for an attorney at least once. Attorneys can come in all shapes and sizes. To find the… Read More

With the quick rise of real estate prices, people are crossing state lines to make quick transactions. This includes hiring the trades for their building needs. This makes almost any business owner want to close the deal just as fast and get paid. The question is whether in your haste, you’ve offered the right contract?… Read More