Sophisticated Legal Counsel for Serious Entrepreneurs
Let's be honest... Every business or non-profit organization has a target market or audience. None of us can (or should even try) to be all things to all people. While we're always happy to "talk shop" and share ideas with fellow entrepreneurs, we know that we're not going to be the right fit for every potential client. So how do we define "serious entrepreneurs"?
POSITIVE PEOPLE ON A PASSIONATE MISSION
At the heart of it all, we help positive people on a passionate mission pursue those passions without worrying that legal "stuff" might come back to bite them. Our best clients:
* communicate with us about the matter at hand AND their big picture goals and vision for their business; * pursue that vision and their underlying goals with a passion; * exhibit integrity, honesty, and loyalty; * are fun but still professional; and * exude positive energy.
THERE IS NO "I" IN TEAM
Our best clients have a team of people around them--business or strategic partners, key employees, investors, an advisory board or board of directors, etc. It's not that we don't help solo-preneurs, but that most of our clients are not planning to remain one person shops forever.
SPEAKING OF TEAMS
As a business law firm, we want to be part of your team. Our best clients have a relationship with us long before a dispute arises because they recognize the value of having trusted legal counsel at every step of the way. (In fact, most of our litigation clients are businesses that did not have a relationship with a business attorney beforehand. But more about litigation below...) We're not like 911; you don't have to wait until there is an emergency to call.
SERIOUS BUSINESS, SERIOUS REVENUE GOALS
Every business exists to make money. (Even our non-profit clients have annual budget goals.) Most of our clients fall in the $100,000 to $5 million per year range. Of course, start-ups can't start there, but even they have big picture goals in mind. Could we help larger businesses? Sure, but our focus--our very reason for being--is to help entrepreneurs and visionaries.
SPEAKING OF BUDGETS
Just like marketing, accounting, and banking are line items in your annual business / non-profit budget, there should also be a line item for legal services. We typically recommend 2-3% of the organization's annual revenues. Of course, this can vary quite a bit depending on whether the organization is a start-up or a rapidly growing company that has been in business for a few years. It also depends on whether or not you are involved in a highly regulated industry. For example, franchisors, medical professionals, credit service companies, etc., can all expect to spend more for legal services than a brick and mortar retail business. Regardless, as long as the organization has a budget, our goal is to find a way to help you minimize legal risks, resolve disputes, and plan for the future within that budget.
If you love what you do and you want to build something amazing (or take amazing to the next level), then let's talk.
The information contained on this website is not legal advice or legal opinion and should not be relied upon. Furthermore, nothing contained in this website is intended to create or establish, and does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.