We are proud to serve startups forming and operating in Silicon Beach. We enthusiastically counsel startups in various sectors, and we do so on alternative fee arrangements under the right circumstances.
There are two professionals every business will need early on: an accountant and a lawyer. The reasons for hiring an accountant are pretty obvious–you need someone to help you set up your “chart of accounts,” review your numbers periodically, and prepare all of your necessary federal, state and local tax returns.
The reason for hiring a business attorney may not, however, be so apparent. A good business attorney will provide vital assistance in almost every aspect of your business. Most small businesses put off hiring a lawyer until a lawsuit commences or issues grow much larger than necessary had an experienced lawyer been retained. The time retain a good business lawyer is when you are just starting out, it is a business expense, and the right lawyer will save you more money by negotiating better financial deals or in future lawsuits than you will have to pay the lawyer in the first instance.