Starting a small business can be an exhilarating and fulfilling process. You get to be your own boss, and hopefully build something to pass on to your children and grandchildren. Perhaps you yourself inherited your small business from a relative, and it is a source of pride for your family. While all these aspects of small business ownership are appealing, when a legal issue comes up with your company the burden is entirely on you alone.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Allow the Chicago business attorneys at the Roth Law Group to help you at whatever juncture you’re at with your business.
If you are just starting out, you may be confused about what steps you need to take to establish your business as a legal entity. There is also protocol for how to hire employees in a legal manner. We can advise you through all the right steps. In addition, if you have shareholders or investors you will want to clearly define everyone’s roles and come up with a contract that protects your interests no matter what outcome your business has. This is a crucial step that if skipped can have devastating consequences as your business grows and investors have disagreements. If you have a dispute with your business partner or want to prevent one down the line in Chicago, we are the small business lawyers who can help.
Once your business is well-established, there may be a whole host of new problems you never anticipated. As a small business owner you may be accustomed to doing everything on your own, but now you have to bring in independent contractors, deal with vendors on a large scale, and process many customer transactions. Trouble can brew within any of these business relationships, and you can’t be sure who will cause it. Growth is important for small businesses to thrive, but it can’t happen without structure and boundaries. The best thing you can do is have an attorney well-versed in small business matters review all current and potential contracts and transactions. You already have enough on your plate running your small business; let someone you can trust handle the legal side of things.
Here at the Roth Group we know that small business owners always have to keep an eye on the bottom line. We’re interested in doing a thorough job while also keeping costs low. You can speak with one of our experienced small business lawyers by calling 312-419-9599.