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10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Business Attorney

Updated: May 3, 2023


When searching for a business attorney, there are a number of things to consider. The attorney's experience, the attorney's approach, and the attorney's communication style, to name a few. You should also consider if the attorney can meet all if not most of your legal needs.


Business legal matters range from formation, contracts, employment matters, intellectual property matters, and estate planning. There are attorneys who are truly a one stop shop and can assist you with all of those matters and more. Essentially, the most important thing to look for is an attorney that can meet your specific needs.


Here are 10 questions you can use when interviewing attorneys to represent you:

  1. What is your experience in business law? How long have you been practicing and what type of business legal issues have you handled?

  2. How do you charge for your services? Is it a flat fee or hourly? What is included in the fee?

  3. How do you communicate with clients? How frequently will I be updated on my case or legal matters?

  4. What is your approach to resolving business disputes? Do you recommend litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods?

  5. What is your experience in drafting and reviewing contracts, agreements, and other legal documents for businesses?

  6. Can you provide guidance on intellectual property protection, such as trademarks, copyrights, and patents?

  7. How do you advise businesses on employment law matters, such as hiring, termination, and discrimination?

  8. Can you provide guidance on business formation, such as choosing the right legal entity (LLC, corporation, partnership) and complying with state and federal registration requirements?

  9. How accessible are you when I have questions or urgent legal matters that need to be addressed?

  10. How long does it typically take to resolve business legal matters? What is your track record of success in representing businesses with similar legal issues?

Looking for an attorney to assist you with your business legal needs? Email us at info@elevenlawfirm.com to schedule a discovery call today!





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