? Re: Legal Advice from Home Based business
I am in the process of starting a home based business. I have a business lawyer that was recommended through a SBA counselor. The lawyer is quite pricey. From my initial meeting with her, she shared that when people try to go it alone regarding legal aspects of their business (i.e. legal kits, website info, etc.), many end up having to go to a lawyer any way and end up paying them more to fix the problem then they would have paid if only they had gone to them first. I also heard this from someone married to a lawyer. Now I am interested in hearing how true this is from people who are not lawyers (or married to one), and are self employed in a home business. Does one really need a lawyer to find out when to copy right and/or trademark, and how to do it? Does one need to ask a lawyer about every move (i.e. flier distribution, what should go on the flier to make sure there are no legal violations and to make sure the intellectual property of my business is protected, etc.).?Another issue..I submitted a request to my lawyer and her assistant over two weeks ago and never got it answered. I checked in with her assistant once via email. She replied that the lawyer had been sick and would call me that week. After waiting all week, I finally emailed the assistant back the Friday before Labor Day weekend, and have yet to hear back from anyone from that firm. I`ve met with the lawyer only once in person, and it was a hefty charge. My latest request is info I wish for her to email me, which she has not done yet. At the rate of $210 an hour, I`d expect more. What are your thoughts?
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