All small businesses at some point will need the help of a business lawyer. But many entrepreneurs hesitate to seek legal advice because they fear that it can be very costly to consult a corporate lawyer. If you are a business owner based in Orange County, California that is looking for a way to receive sound legal counsel without spending too much, the Attorney on Call or AoC Program is the solution for you.
Why Small Businesses Need to Seek a Corporate Attorney
There are many small businesses in Orange County, California that opt not to seek legal counsel because they perceive that lawyers are very expensive. Here are the top reasons why your company needs to hire a business lawyer:
1. Many Small Businesses Fail Because of the Lack of Legal Counsel
We recently conducted interviews with over 400 local small business owners in Orange County. We discovered that a large number of these business people are hesitant to call their lawyers for counsel on decisions and transactions for fear of the cost. This can be a cause of many problems.
One of the common results of small businesses in California failing to seek legal advice is that they often end up taking too many legal risks. When they encounter legal issues later on, it becomes very costly to fix the problem. Consult a competent attorney to avoid costly legal issues in the future.
2. Assessing Legal Risks Best Conducted by Business Lawyers
Although avoiding an attorney saves money in the short run, it is a risky move because entrepreneurs are rarely able to evaluate the potential legal risks of the decisions they make. A competent corporate attorney is more capable of assessing these risks.
A prudent businessperson must seek the counsel of a competent business lawyer when making decisions and changes, especially those related to workplace issues, legal documents, liability concerns, tax responsibilities, business structure problems, and corporate record maintenance matters. Trust a lawyer to do the projection of potential problems so that you can avoid putting the company in danger.
Wide-Ranging Advice from a Small Business Lawyer That is Less Expensive
Generally, it can be really expensive to call a business lawyer just to discuss your company. In fact, the phone conference alone is quite expensive. On average, corporate attorneys in California charge at least $400 dollars an hour. Because of these hourly charges, most entrepreneurs decide to call lawyers only when they feel it’s absolutely necessary.
The good news is that calling a business lawyer for counsel does not have to be very costly anymore. We have built our Attorney on Call Program just for you. This service was created to remove the high costs and the unpredictability of the entire legal consultation process. The ultimate goal is to encourage company owners be more proactive in taking effective risk mitigation measures for their business.
Benefits of the Attorney on Call Service
The Attorney on Call Service is the cost-effective lawyer consultation service that small businesses need. For a single monthly fee that is equivalent to less than an hour of attorney consultation, entrepreneurs in California can now get free ongoing access to a competent corporate lawyer.
This inexpensive program encourages clients to freely call us and discuss concerns on a regular basis. They can consult about anything from their business set up to transactions and contracts.
Here is a summary of the benefits that the AoC service provides:
- Operate your company on a solid foundation
- Save on legal fees
- Avoid the unpredictability of the costs of lawyer consultations
- Employ effective risk mitigation measures for the company
- Access a readily available attorney consultation service
Real Case Scenario of a Risky Business Agreement
We recently met a client who found us on Yelp. Before this client sought for us, the company was presented with an opportunity to distribute products that were developed and created by a small manufacturing company. The two parties made a deal on a handshake only. They did not consult with an attorney regarding this transaction agreement because they were concerned of the costs of hiring a business lawyer.
The decision they made to create an agreement on a mere handshake instead of having complete legal paperwork was both reckless and risky. After many months of hard work in marketing and distributing the products, the manufacturer suddenly decided that it no longer needed the distributor.
This sudden change of mind was massively damaging to the client. It caused a lot of problems because the company lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in marketing costs, not to mention all the money that would be earned from the sale of the products in the marketplace. The client decided to seek for a business attorney. But when they found us, it was already too late to save the money lost, and the only option available for them was to file a costly lawsuit.
This case is a very strong example why it is necessary to consult with a business attorney before making any agreements or transactions. Had the client sought us at the beginning of the deal with the manufacturer, they would have had the proper legal documents to bind and protect their agreement. A contract could have been drafted to guarantee the recoupment of the client’s investment and protected future cash flow profits from the products already on the market.
Subscribe to Our Attorney on Call Program
For just $300 dollars a month, you can get an easy access to a local, competent, corporate lawyer. Through the Attorney on Call service, you can call us regularly, especially when you are about to make significant decisions for your company.
We do not place any limits on the number of calls you can make every month. There is also no contract or term of commitment for your subscription.
There are very limited slots available for our Attorney on Call program. Grab your slot today! Call us at +1 (714) 634-4838! You may also send us an email with your questions and contact information.