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Small Business Lawyer – Why and How to Hire One

Are you looking for a small business lawyer? A business lawyer, or some people call attorney, can help with many small business tasks. This video covers why hire a lawyer and how to go about looking for a lawyer.The interview with Eric Rutledge was originally supposed to be about how to take the law into your own hands - do some lawyer work yourself - but as to be expected from an experienced lawyer, he advised against it. Make sense after you hear about the training a lawyer goes through.The videos below are the same. If you have a slow Internet connection, I suggest going with Youtube as it tends to do better, otherwise go with Vimeo as I find the quality higher.

Small Business Lawyer Interview

Things you may need to use a business lawyer for

  • Incorporation documents
  • Copyright, trademark or patents
  • Holding funds in trust when doing a business deal
  • Purchasing or selling a business
  • Employment contracts
  • Business contracts

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In part 2 of the video interview with Eric Rutledge he talks about starter kits and templates. You can see the video by clicking here. If you're looking to get in touch with Eric, here's what you find on the Canada Lawyer list.


Jon D.
May 3, 2011, 1:04 am

I agree that hiring a lawyer for your business affairs is a smart thing to do right off the bat. I don't do business law, but I use a business lawyer for my business matters (and my firm is a small business). \n \nGet your business affairs set up properly from the start. There are many lawyers who serve small businesses and they aren't that expensive. As your business grows, you can get proper legal advice from a lawyer who is familiar with your affairs, which helps over time. \n \nEach business has unque elements to it so it makes sense to get tailored legal advice to best serve a business. \nMy recent post Need a BC Personal Injury Lawyer

cute girls
August 29, 2013, 5:59 pm


Litigation Attorney
June 15, 2014, 2:41 pm

This interview with Eric Rutledge is quite interesting and informative. There are a few situations when you'll want or need the advice of a good small-business attorney. If you're just starting out in business, you can take care of most tasks yourself.

October 28, 2014, 5:20 pm

Most little organizations put off procuring a legal advisor until the sheriff is remaining at the entryway serving them with a summons. Terrible misstep. The time to attach with a decent business legal advisor is before you are sued. Number Toronto Disability Lawyers doing the same.