)Businesses often draft and sign a staggering number of contracts to keep their day-to-day business functions covered. This includes contracts with customers, partners, and others with which they conduct business. Sometimes these are very simple, while other times they are quite complex. Small business attorneys are there to help you with these more complex agreements.
Why Hiring a Small Business Attorney Matters
The perception of a small business attorney is that they charge high rates. As a result, most small businesses do not hire a lawyer until serious legal problems arise. However, small business attorneys help you set up your agreements in ways that prevent larger problems from arising. This can help to protect you from employees or clients who believe they are being discriminated against. It can also help prevent local, state, or federal entities from investigating your business due to complaints that are filed or environmental issues that arise. Because legal charges can pop up any time, having a small business attorney get your agreements straight from the start is highly recommended.
Small Business Agreements
Small businesses have a few different legal needs than large businesses do when it comes to contracts and agreements. Your business deals with many legal documents including contracts you create for hiring employees, bills of sale, various warranties, employment agreements, and real property lease agreements. Without you draw up these documents without proper legal training, you can find yourself in a bind due to not including the proper terms for each situation. A small business attorney can also help with decisions such as what type of business you should classify your company as, what type of insurance you need, and whether you should have employees or independent contractors.
Why Mental Health Professionals Need Written Agreements
Mental health professionals fall into the category of business that benefits highly from hiring a small business attorney. While dealing with healthcare, there is a higher chance of issues arising such as when a patient is disappointed in their recovery rate or when a patient is a danger to themselves or others. These situations require legal documentation to protect you and your business. In addition, mental health professionals need confidentiality agreements in place in order to work with their patients.
At Browne Barry & Barry Attorneys at Law, we have over fifty years of combined legal experience. We can help with contract review, HIPAA compliance, and ethical reviews. Call us at 732-238-8686 for a free consultation, and we’ll help you find the solutions you need.