When you own a business, you may consider hiring a business lawyer to be excessive or unnecessary. Andrew R Crumbie believes that every business should have access to a competent business lawyer. You can never be too careful when you own your own business.
Having a business lawyer could save your business if one of your employees chooses to sue you for sexual harassment or discrimination. Andrew R Crumbie actually experienced an unfair demotion due to his race and office politics when he worked for the Police Commissioner in Connecticut. Using his skill as a lawyer, he avoided court and was able to settle with the state in 2008.
A business lawyer would also be vital if you happened upon an environmental issue with your business, or if you and your business partner want to make “special allocations” of profits and losses. Those kinds of situation can get sticky very quickly and having a good lawyer on it can head off any major issues before they get out of hand.
For simpler things that crop up in the course of managing and operating your business such as reserving a trademark, getting a domain name or hiring employees may not require the expertise of a business lawyer. That being said, use your discretion as a business owner. If you feel unsure whether or not you should proceed with something, go ahead and consult with a business lawyer to be sure.
Andrew R Crumbie strive to build a healthy relationship with his clients based on trust, so that they always feel comfortable calling or coming in if they need help with anything.