Securing counsel from a Phoenix business attorney can greatly help your business. Whether you are just starting your company or you have some particular legal needs, an attorney on your team can help you avoid major issues. Or, they can at least help you deal with problems should they arise. When meeting your Phoenix business attorney for the first time, you want things to be efficient and productive. Knowing what to expect ahead of time is essential. Here are some important tips to keep in mind when engaging with your Phoenix business attorney:
Preparing to Meet Your Phoenix Business Attorney
When engaging with a business attorney, you are not expected to know everything about Arizona law. That is the reason why you are hiring a lawyer in the first place. That said, you can come prepared in a way that helps the attorney do their job.
For example, your Phoenix business attorney would like to see all pertinent documents, materials and information for your business. A crucial point worth mentioning here is that you are not the one deciding what is and is not important. Your attorney is the legal expert, so leave it to your attorney to decide what is legally pertinent for the specifics of your business-related inquiry.
As your trusted teammate, your Phoenix business attorney will need to know as much information about your business as possible. You will need to provide documentation and answer all questions in a forthcoming manner. A qualified Phoenix business attorney will ask direct and detailed questions. Your responses should be direct and truthful accordingly. Surprises have a negative impact on the attorney-client relationship and can hinder an attorney from doing their job in an ideal manner.
Rest assured that any embarrassing or potentially harmful information about your business will not be discussed elsewhere. Your attorney is bound to confidentiality and has an ethical and legal obligation not to disclose what is said. There are a few extreme circumstances that affect this general rule, but in almost all cases, the attorney-client privilege is ironclad.
What to Expect From your Phoenix Business Attorney
Before hiring a lawyer, of course, you should have complete confidence in their ability to communicate, their ethics and their fee transparency. Your Phoenix business attorney should be a trusted partner, so making sure you find the right lawyer is key.
In addition to these basic and essential considerations, keep the following points in mind as well:
- Your Phoenix business attorney should provide proper legal advice for your business situations and circumstances
- You should remain informed about pertinent details
- You should be informed of their expert opinions on the likelihood of winning or losing a case
- Your attorney should allow you to have the ultimate decision in what happens with your case
- Estimates for legal costs and a cost-benefit analysis should be provided
- Provide you with enough information to make an informed decision
- Prepare you for any cases, trials or depositions should the need arise.
While this is not an exhaustive list, these considerations should be taken in mind when choosing a Phoenix business attorney to represent you. You want your business to succeed and your want to have the best lawyer to help you do so.
For all of your business law inquiries, contact May, Potenza, Baran & Gillespie to schedule an initial legal consultation.
When you enlist the services of MPBG, you get an experienced, diverse team of advocates in your corner who work collaboratively, move quickly, and think differently.