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Starting your own business can be daunting as there are many tasks to be done and many risks and responsibilities that you must be willing to take. But you don’t have to go it alone. A handful of startup business owners may not be aware of the benefits that come from working with a lawyer. Having an attorney to assist you throughout the process can help plenty, especially when you need to familiarize yourself with how to go about situations such as personal liability for business debts and obligations. For this and many other reasons, you will find a business lawyer to be absolutely necessary. 

Setting Liability 

Different businesses offer different forms of protection and risks to the business owner and operator. Opting for personal liability means that your business is entitled to put everything you own at risk. With the help of an attorney, you can minimize these risks, including those that your business may face in regards to the well-being of you and your family. 

Choosing Your Business Classification 

Classifying your business (sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, corporation) often dictates the legal responsibilities and potential liability of those involved leading your services. Choosing the wrong classification may hold you accountable for the wrongdoings of your employees or business partners. A lawyer is knowledgeable when it comes to these business classifications, helping you choose the most fitting category. 

Confirming Your Taxes and Licenses 

Although accountants are intended to prepare and file your business tax returns every year, your lawyer can also assist you when it comes to registering your business for federal and state tax identification numbers. A business lawyer can also help you understand the tax consequences of basic business transactions that you and your professional team are likely to engage in. 

Playing It Safe

There are many sources online you can hire to take care of and sort your legal documents, but they’re not the most reputable either. Blanket legal documents don’t always work, so it is best that you hire a lawyer for your business startup to avoid any potential problems. 

Get Your Business Recognized with the Help Of a Lawyer 

The way in which you bring about your business can play out on your business name and reputation. If you want to get it done right the first time around, contact a lawyer at Kecskes, Gadd, and Parker, PC to get started.

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