By Aaron Swimmer
November 7, 2009

Whether your business is just starting out or has a long history of operations, at some point in time, you’re going to need a lawyer to help with legal matters. That is why it is important for the business, big or small, to have an ongoing relationship with An experienced and trusted lawyer. The need of an experienced lawyer arises from the fact that there are a world of laws which need to be followed while conducting business. Apart from federal laws, there are laws for your state, city, and county that, at times, can overlap or even contradict each other.

Laws are not constant. They are continuously evolving in ways that can cause you to suddenly be non-compliant, even though your business has not changed. This usually comes about to accommodate new requirements and variations of the ever-changing economy and market environment. Keeping track of these changes can be a daunting task.

Along with legal compliance, there may eventually be disputes resulting in litigation. Many times, proper preparation and compliance beforehand can help to avoid serious consequences down the road. An experienced business lawyer can help you with this by way of their expertise and knowledge on the issues.

Essentially, there are two types of business lawyers, business litigators and transactional lawyers. Some lawyers do both, some do not. It is important to remember that your business is going to be around for a while, so think about hiring a lawyer or a law firm to cover all of your anticipated business needs. We feel it is essential to develop and build this relationship before you have a need. Your lawyer should be a trusted member of your team. When legal problems arise, it usually comes with a fair amount of pressure and stress. Having to find, interview and hire an attorney, to handle immediate needs, only adds to that pressure packed situation. Some of that can be minimized by already having your legal team in place.

Swimmer Law Associates, P.A. is experienced in the field of business and corporate law; feel free to contact our office to discuss your special needs.