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What to Look for in a Business Start Up Law Firm

So you have decided to start a new business in California. Along with your investors and startup management team, you will want to have the services of an experienced and knowledgeable California business startup law firm by your side. Even if you have started numerous businesses in the past, there can be countless challenges and obstacles that can derail your business’s plans if they are not appropriately and timely handled. With so many law firms in California clamoring for your business, though, it can be difficult to know where to find the right business startup law firm.

Look for These Traits in Your Next California Business Startup Law Firm

A good business startup law firm should have as many of the following characteristics as possible:

  • Knowledge: The challenges facing a new business startup are plentiful, and it is unlikely that a general practitioner who “dabbles” in business law will have the knowledge and background to know how to address all of these challenges quickly and decisively – which can end up costing you time and resources.
  • Experience: Of course, knowledge must be supplemented by experience in applying principles and concepts to real-world situations. A knowledgeable law firm that lacks experience may still flounder and stumble in handling your business startup difficulties if the firm has little or no experience in helping business owners address their concerns in and out of the courtroom.
  • Resourcefulness: Resolving your business dispute may require consulting with or using the people or resources of other individuals and/or entities. In order to resolve your business startup question or challenge in a timely manner, your law firm should have built relationships so that these necessary resources can be located and employed quickly.
  • Trustworthiness: Finally, you should feel comfortable with your law firm – that is, you should feel confident that your business startup law firm is working diligently on your behalf without you needing to constantly call the firm and inquire as to the status of your matter. If you cannot trust your law firm to work on your matter without your constant supervision, it may be time to consider another law firm.

Choosing a law firm to represent your business startup is the formation of a new “relationship.” Just as is true in any other relationship, you should carefully evaluate the law firm you are considering before signing any retainer. If you do not “feel” as if the law firm you are considering is a good fit for you and your business, you should probably consider a different firm.

Contact JGPC Law for Help in Starting Your Business

The California business startup law firm of JGPC Law is experienced and knowledgeable in helping business owners in Walnut Creek, Tracy, Hayward, and Oakland begin their new business ventures in a positive manner. Call JGPC Law today at (925) 463-9600 or contact us online and learn more about how we can help make your new business a success.

JGPC Business Law is a business law firm providing cost-effective, quality legal services to privately held businesses, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), general partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability partnerships (LLPs), limited partnerships (LP), trusts, business start ups, entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, executives, investors, buyers & sellers throughout the Tri-Valley and the East Bay Area, including Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Walnut Creek, Castro Valley, Fremont, Tracy, Modesto, Manteca, Stockton and all of Alameda County and Contra Costa County. We are here to serve all of your business and corporate law needs.