Questions you should ask before hiring an attorney for your small business.

by Jane Porter for

When you hire an attorney, that professional will be handling some of your company’s most sensitive legal issues so it’s important to hire someone you feel comfortable working with. “A good attorney is also a counselor at law,” says Ed Leach, a small-business attorney in Charlotte, N.C., and former district office attorney for the Small Business Administration. “When you have a relationship like that with somebody, it’s got to be a trust relationship.”

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