Form a Corporation
You can take care of the formation of a legal business entity such as an LLC or business partnership without legal help, however, forming a corporation with shareholders and a board is a complex process. Articles of incorporation can be filed without lawyers, but the administrative side of managing the complex tax and legal requirements often requires the services of a corporate attorney.
File a Patent
Patents are expensive and time consuming. Consider whether patenting your product actually gives you a major market advantage because it can take years to get it approved. Consult a patent attorney to help you evaluate your product and understand what rights you will achieve.
This can include dealing with lawsuits by customers or by current or former employees, discrimination or harassment lawsuits, environmental lawsuits, and government investigations for legal violations.
Buy or Sell a Business
Lawyers can help with negotiating sales agreements, lease agreements, and more.
View the following list of links and resources for more information on legal services.