Business Development · Business planning

What are the things you should look for in a business attorney when you are starting a start-up?

Paul Brown

March 16th, 2018

Steven Fried Founder, CEO, and General Counsel

March 16th, 2018

A "good lawyer" is not an oxymoron. It is an attorney you trust to (i) do good work efficiently and (ii) not take advantage of your inexperience. The right lawyer for your business is a matter of personal preference. Do you trust the advice you're getting? Does counsel fully explain different issues? Does she listen and understand your concerns? Is he cost-conscious without cutting corners? Trust your gut. There is nothing wrong with using different lawyers until you find the right fit.

Arthur Lipper Chairman of British Far East Holdings Ltd.

March 16th, 2018

Get references and ask about his being involved in disputes.

Steve Owens Startup Expert

March 16th, 2018

Her (their) customers look like you, only further along and more successful.

David M

March 17th, 2018

Competency in your industry as specific to your business needs as possible. Interview them. They work for you, not the other way around.