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The number of women-owned businesses continues to grow, and as a savvy businesswoman, you are probably always looking for ways to save money. However, there are times when spending a little money upfront can save you a lot in the future. This can be the case when it comes to hiring a lawyer. Female-owned businesses may spend less and operate more efficiently in the long run by working with an attorney when it comes to each of the situations below.

1. Forming a New Business

There is a great deal involved in starting your new business, including deciding what kind of business entity would be best in your situation and potentially doing things such as creating bylaws. Depending on the nature of your business, you may also need various permits or licenses, or you might have intellectual property that you need to protect. An attorney can help you with all of this. It is much easier and more economical to do everything correctly at the start than to try to go back later and untangle errors after your business has become more complicated.

2. Drafting a Contract

Whether you are creating an employment contract, making an agreement with a vendor or partner, or you need contracts for working with your clients, an error in this area can be a costly mistake. When an attorney helps you in drafting your contracts, you can feel confident that the legal language is correct and that the contract protects you in the way that you intend.

3. Merging Companies

It can be easy to assume that you can start a business or write a contract without seeking legal advice. When it comes to a merger, you may be more aware that legal assistance is helpful since this can feel like uncharted territory for many people. Even if you have been through mergers in the past or feel as though you understand the process, an attorney can help. It is important that the merger agreement is explicit about the rights and obligations each party has to the other and that it clearly outlines the steps that need to be taken. An attorney can help move this process along efficiently, ensure that everyone knows what their duties are, and help protect you if your rights are violated.

4. Dispute Resolution

Dispute resolution is a situation that you hope to never find yourself, but you may come into conflict with another person or entity despite your best efforts. An attorney can help you in many different ways. They can protect your interests and make sure that you understand your rights. They can also help in the negotiation process, working toward finding a solution that will suit the needs of all parties involved.

Female-owned businesses should make certain to avail themselves of the best financial and legal advice available to help ensure their success. At various stages in the life cycle of your business, an attorney can provide valuable assistance and save you time and money in the long run.

This article was originally published at: https://herforward.com/4-times-when-female-owned-businesses-need-a-lawyer/

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