You are obviously successful — an expert in your field.
As you grow your business, how are you managing your legal issues? Are you ignoring them? Trying to “make do” with online legal forms cobbled together from whatever you can find on the internet? Or are you using an attorney who is billing you for every minute of his or her time?
Have you ever decided not to consult with a lawyer about an issue because you didn’t want to incur a potentially painful legal bill?
I have spent the last 18 years representing businesses with annual net incomes ranging from a few hundred thousand dollars to $73 billion, and here are a couple of things I have discovered:
- Many small business owners live with the nagging anxiety that they are potentially putting themselves and their business at risk, simply because they don’t know what they should and should not be doing legally. The law can be complicated, and “legalese” can be confusing. They don’t know what they don’t know.
- Despite this anxiety, however, they are reluctant to consult an attorney for fear of the resulting invoice. And that makes sense. Traditionally, attorneys make their money by billing for their time. Usually this is based on an hourly fee, charged according to either quarter-hour (every 15 minutes) or tenth-of-an-hour (every 6 minutes) increments . That means that even if you were to call an attorney and talk for only 90 seconds, you will likely be billed for at least 6 minutes. (Many legal time management programs and firm policies don’t even allow for shorter billing increments.) This billing structure discourages business owners from calling an attorney when they have minor questions or issues. But as you probably know, even minor legal issues can have major business implications.
How would you like to have an attorney in your corner who you could call any time you needed him, without having to worry about that invoice in the mailbox or inbox? If it was free, what would you call a lawyer and ask him related to your business? If you had in-house counsel, what would/could you do with them? What would you get them involved in? What could you potentially save in time, money, and/or stress? What would in-house counsel cost you?
Now, what if I told you that you could have preferred, priority access to an attorney who really understood your business, without having to worry about the bill? What if that access including unlimited* meetings, telephone calls, e-mails and texts, without worrying about that meter running? What if I also told you that you also could receive such services as preparation of annual minutes and other common, routine and recurring organizational matters, basic contract drafting and review, employment and non-compete agreements, advice on human resource matters such as employee discipline and terminations, collection letters, and more? Finally, what if I told you that you could have all of this for one predictable, budgetable monthly fee? No more dreading that walk to the mailbox, fearing the invoice. No more wondering if you are risking unnecessary liability because you don’t know what you don’t know, and don’t know who to ask, or whether you can afford it.
How would you like to have an expert in your corner? I am an expert in my business, as you are in yours. I can’t eliminate all of your legal issues (no lawyer can), but I can close the gap. Call me and let’s talk about our Concierge Legal Services program. Let me be your expert.
*You will never be charged for a client meeting, telephone call, e-mail, text, or other communication. Standard business hours limitations may apply.