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How To Tell When Your Business Needs A Corporate Lawyer

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When you own a business, emergencies can pop up at any time. In most of those situations, you'll be able to handle the problems on your own. However, there will be times when the situation will be bigger than you can handle. For those moments, you'll need the help of an attorney. Unfortunately, you might not realize that you need legal help until the problem is out of control. If you're not sure what those situations will look like, read the information provided below. Here are four situations that require the help of a lawyer. 

You Need the Right Organization

If your company has grown since you first went into business for yourself, your organizational structure might be outdated. Unfortunately, an outdated organizational structure can set your business up for serious problems. This is especially true if you're still running your business as a sole proprietorship when you should have already taken the step to incorporate. If you're not sure what type of structure you need for your business, it's time to talk to an attorney. They can help you to identify the type of structure that will be right for your business needs. 

Your Customers Aren't Paying

If your customers pay their invoices each month, you should be able to handle your accounting without the help of an attorney. However, if you have customers who fail to pay their invoices on a regular basis, you may need to go beyond the services of your accountant. This is especially true where demands for payment are concerned. Corporate attorneys can help to facilitate payments from customers who have fallen behind on their accounts. One of the services they can provide includes wage garnishments. Wage garnishments can ensure the payment of past due invoices. 

Your Business Is Being Sued

If you've entered into a business dispute, and you haven't been able to resolve them on your own, it might be time to contact a corporate attorney. Some minor business disputes can be resolved without legal assistance, but that's not always the case. In fact, there are times when trying to resolve legal issues on your own can have devastating effects on a business. Before a minor legal issue becomes a full-blown legal emergency, speak to an attorney. 

Your Employees Want to Unionize

Finally, if your business has grown, and your employees have decided to unionize, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Unionization can have a lasting effect on your business, which means you need to have legal representation. An attorney can help you through the process.

Reach out to a local corporate lawyer to learn more.