Plan your legal strategy.
Let an experienced business attorney answer the legal questions facing you or your company at a low rate.
– Save money long term
– Tailored, expert advice
– You get much more
Why plan your legal strategy
Whether you recently launched your business, currently bootstrapping it, or simply unsure of where to begin, a legal strategy session can help. Too often business owners attempt to deal with legal issues on their own, only to find themselves needing an attorney to clean up the mess. Before, companies were left with having to set up a legal strategy consultation and play phone tag traditional law firms. Now, with a Legal Strategy Session and LawTrades in general, entrepreneurs can receive instant, quality legal advice without the hassles. Our Legal Strategy Sessions have helped 100s of companies deal with various small business legal issues. By now, we know the right lawyers to set you up with so that your time will be spent wisely. The same goes with setting up your legal strategy session. After signing up, you’ll have the chance to text with our automated system that will gather all the info needed for us to set you up with a legal strategy session. You’ll see that Legal Strategy Sessions can help you figure out the first step to any issue you have and aid you with preventing similar problems. Give it a shot – it’s free after all.
Issues such as wage and hour violations, employee / contractor classification, employee benefits, confidentiality agreements, and workplace discrimination can really impact a company’s financial stability and public image.
Choosing the right entity (C-Corp vs. S-Corp vs. LLC) and appropriate state to form in implicates the amount of taxes you will pay, and whether the entity itself will have to pay taxes. An attorney will also ensure you are not exposed to any personal liability, and, if applicable, that your company is incorporated in a way that allows for future investors.
Topics like patents, trademarks, copyrights, confidentiality agreements, and IP assignment clauses are technical and confusing. An experienced IP attorney can assess your IP and the most cost-effective of protecting it.
What’s included in a Legal Strategy Session?
Legal strategy begins with a conversation with a member of our team to figure out the best attorney for your needs. Thereafter, a 30 or 60 minute phone or video session will take place with a knowledgeable business attorney. The attorney will provide sound legal advice that fully answers your questions. Afterwards, you’ll receive a follow-up email with any resources discussed during the session.
What if I really like the attorney I spoke to – can I retain him/her?
Yes, that’s the great thing about Legal Strategy Sessions. Assuming you feel comfortable with the attorney you spoke to, you will have the chance to use him/her down the road when you need them, or immediately after!
What can I ask during the Legal Strategy Session?
Just about anything.
Here are some common topics of discussion during Legal Strategy Sessions:
Business Formation: Choosing the right entity (C-Corp vs. S-Corp vs. LLC) and appropriate state to form in implicates the amount of taxes you will pay, and whether the entity itself will have to pay taxes. An attorney will also ensure you are not exposed to any personal liability, and, if applicable, that your company is incorporated in a way that allows for future investors
Immigration Law: Determining which visas you’re eligible for can be a difficult task. Also, starting up a business while on a visa is risky. An immigration attorney can guide you through the hoops that exist and provide you with feasible options so you can work and live in the U.S.
Employment Law: Issues such as wage and hour violations, employee / contractor classification, employee benefits, confidentiality agreements, and workplace discrimination can really impact a company’s financial stability and public image.
Co-Founder Disputes: A dispute among the founders can ultimately cause a business to close its doors. An attorney who has experienced this type of controversy can provide great legal strategy on how to resolve the situation amicably.
Intellectual Property: topics like patents, trademarks, copyrights, confidentiality agreements, and IP assignment clauses are technical and confusing. An experienced IP attorney can assess your IP and the most cost-effective of protecting it.
Contract Advice: Unfortunately, contracts are often voluminous and filled with legal jargon, making them difficult for non-attorneys to understand them. Whether it’s before or after you signed it, a contract attorney will be able to quickly interpret your rights and develop a legal strategy.
What’s limited liability protection?
It’s the biggest reason why people choose to incorporate their businesses. It provides owners protection from their personal assets against creditors’ claims. As long as the owners truly treat their business as a separate entity, they retain such protection.
What’s a registered agent?
A business or individual designated to receive service of process when a business is a party in a legal action or when the state attempts to communicate with the company. Some states, like Delaware, require entities registered within its jurisdiction to maintain an in-state registered agent.
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Ori, A. | ★★★★★
“Great experience all around, LawTrades was just so much more personal and much better than other startup/online on-demand solutions for legal work,. Almost feels like I handpicked and hired the attorney myself. The Attorney was available to answer questions by phone or text message, so was the LawTrades rep who set the whole thing up. And when setting up new entities you always have questions, so this was a big deal for me. The Attorney assigned to my project was available on demand to help out explain things every step of the way and I think the guys at LawTrades have done a great job with making you feel extremely comfortable. After all was done I even got an email and a call from one of the co founders of the company to make sure I had a seamless experience. I never got a call from other companies I had used in the past like Legal zoom and the whole thing always felt so automated. Yes, granted Legal zoom probably have way more clients than Lawtrades and as such would not be feasible for their management to call everyone, however, that was a nice touch which I do appreciate. I will definitely be heading back to Lawtrades whenever I require legal assistance.”
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