- Arm yourself with basic knowledge of business law so that you’re alert to your company’s obligations and rights.
- Practice prevention. Have your attorney review contracts and agreements before they’re signed.
- Get your attorney’s opinions on documents you have drafted—such as employee policies—before you put them in place. You want to make sure they meet the requirements of the law.
- Familiarize yourself with trademark and patent laws so that you don’t violate them. Learn how to apply for a trademark or copyright should you need to do so.
- Understand the law as it pertains to your organizational structure. Your legal obligations as a C corporation, for example, will differ from those as a sole proprietor.
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