Top 5 Qualities to Look for in a Small Business Lawyer

A business owner needs a small business lawyer

In honor of this year’s annual celebration of Small Business Saturday, we at KTF Law Firm wanted to share some important qualities that every entrepreneur should look for when choosing a small business lawyer.

Industry Experience

Aside from having professional experience as a small business lawyer, it’s equally essential that your attorney specializes in your industry. For example, if you run a construction company, your small business lawyer should have a higher comprehension of city ordinances and zoning laws, submitting claims, contracting, and tax implications of new construction.

Problem Solver

An attorney should offer you solutions, not compromises. Whether you’re in need of contract drafting, interpretation, or litigation services, you should expect guidance, support, and a comprehensive solution that is designed to protect you and your most valuable asset, your business.

Communication

This type of quality is two-fold: Firstly, you should be able to contact your attorney directly, without having to play phone tag. Whether you’re sending an email or calling your attorney with a legal question, it’s important that you never feel ignored or pushed aside. Secondly, your attorney should never leave you feeling confused after a conversation or meeting. Your attorney should always be clear, direct, and keep you informed on all your available options, so you’re able to make well-informed decisions that you feel confident about.

Creditability

From online reviews to professional references and word-of-mouth referrals, your small business lawyer should maintain good standing with past and current clients. Be sure to conduct research prior to hiring an attorney to ensure all credentials are in order and that the firm provides the type of personalized services you deserve.

Confidence

Closely related to creditability, confidence is another important quality to look for in a small business attorney—and it should never be confused with arrogance. When an experienced law firm has the ability to customize its services to meet your business’s needs, trust is established, and you become confident in the firm’s expertise and ability to support your business.

No matter the size of your company, having access to professional legal consultation and representation—whenever you need it—is essential to protecting your business and ensuring its long-term success.

At KTF Law Firm, you’ll receive high-quality care, personal attention, and customized solutions. We tailor our professional legal services to provide your small business with the best support.