Don’t sign anything until you have it reviewed by a professional. A signed contract is binding and could create a business nightmare if it contains language that you did not see or fully understand. Don’t settle for leaving things to chance, because chances are, the one who wrote the agreement is the one that the agreement is going to favor.
Getting important advice about operating a business within the guidelines and requirements of the law is critical to any endeavor. Businesses are only as valuable as their successful relationships …
AND BUSINESSES ARE DEFINED BY THEIR AGREEMENTS
There are all sorts of agreements in business, some written, some not. Every day your business relies on these mostly unseen and unspoken agreements between you and the parties you do business with. Some of these agreements are implied, meaning if you act in a certain way, you are assumed to understand the behavior expected of you in certain circumstances even though there is no written agreement surrounding these situations. That’s where the “implied” part comes into play.
As you’ve probably heard, ignorance of the law is no excuse. You need to familiarize yourself with the lay of the land in which you’re operating. Avoiding costly minefields and possible law suits is an important part of every well run business. It is impossible to know all of things you need to know from doing, and not studying the laws and their application in specific circumstances. That’s where a well-studied, well prepared advisor becomes an important part of your business.
THAT’S WHERE CORPORATE COUNSEL COMES IN
Having the right advice is important. Having the right advice available at the right time is priceless. Why? Because it allows you to avoid huge looming issues that could stop your business cold. If you haven’t had a review of your corporate documents, have it done immediately. That’s where the issues start, but they don’t stop there. Having that advice only a phone call away creates so much peace of mind that it will translate into bigger and better accounts, and more solid business coming in. People want to do business with a winner, and being organized makes winning look easy.