Currently, entrepreneurs use the services of a lawyer more willingly than in the past. An attorney is less and less associated only with a person who rescues oppression and is increasingly supporting current operations. Such a personal adviser takes care of the client’s broadly understood interest, supporting his development and overseeing the entrepreneur’s compliance with a number of obligations imposed by law.
Constant cooperation with a lawyer is no longer just an attribute of large business entities. The thicket of laws incomprehensible by the layman of the law regulating the principles of conducting business, numerous discrepancies in the interpretation of these provisions, and their frequent changes mean that even small companies appreciate the help of a specialist. Time and workload that entrepreneurs would be forced to spend on exploring the complex world of law, prefer to invest in the development of their company. Thanks to this, they no longer have to be afraid of the negative consequences of an incorrect understanding of applicable regulations or even a lack of knowledge on the subject.
In what matters can an entrepreneur count on help from a lawyer?
It is impossible to specify a closed directory for this type of case. By way of examples, the following scope of legal assistance provided by a lawyer may be indicated:
- Preparation and evaluation of contracts concluded with contractors in such a way that their content is not only in accordance with applicable law, but also tailored to the individual needs of the client as well as to the specifics of his business.
- Debt collection – unfortunately, there are more and more unreliable contractors who are evading payment of existing debts. Experience shows that payment requests from professional proxies (lawyers) are much more effective than letters sent by the client himself.
- Legal representation in courts – statistics show that more and more disputes with contractors find their finals before a common court. The lawyer will not only ensure compliance with the procedural requirements provided for in court proceedings but will also provide substantive support. This will allow the client to avoid a significant portion of stress to which the entrepreneur is exposed as a result of having to act as a party to legal proceedings.
- Representation before public administration – complicated administrative procedures make legal assistance a necessity in many industries in which it is necessary to participate in proceedings before public administration bodies. By way of example, we can mention the design and construction industry, all activities that require a license or a business permit.
- Advice on the form of business operations and assistance in the event of business transformation – a lawyer will advise you on what legal form (sole proprietorship, partnership, or capital company) is the most optimal for the client. A legal advisor or lawyer will not only take into account legal and tax issues, but will ensure that the client’s chosen form of business is as safe as possible for his assets, and in the event of fortuitous events, safeguard the interests of his relatives. The lawyer supervises the entrepreneur’s fulfillment of a number of obligations imposed on him by legal provisions, the failure of which may entail financial liability for the client, and sometimes even criminal or criminal penal liability. In the sheer volume of obligations related to running a business, the entrepreneur does not always remember and sometimes does not even realize the existence of a number of obligations incumbent on him.
In practice, a trusted lawyer often serves entrepreneurs not only support in the scope of their business activity, but also in everyday life problems focusing on family, property, or inheritance. Examples include the possibility of settling inheritance matters with the support of a lawyer, assistance in transactions related to the purchase of a dwelling, or indicating threats in the content of contracts concluded in everyday life (including insurance contracts).
Due to the above-mentioned circumstances, the use of professional legal services by entrepreneurs should be considered extremely beneficial and indispensable. It is better to counteract any problems that may arise due to the undue importance of legal issues, than to seek lawyer support only when it is extremely difficult and sometimes impossible, to reverse the negative effects of omissions or incorrect actions on the part of an unaware entrepreneur.