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How to Choose a Good Business Lawyer

Posted on the 25 January 2013 by Angelicolaw @AngelicoLaw

If you need a lawyer for the business side of your life, it is important that you take the time to find the right lawyer for the job.  You will want someone who not only knows the business laws well, but also someone who knows things about your particular line of work.  Here are a few tips to help you find a good business lawyer in Brazil.

Get Referrals

The best place to find a good business lawyer is through other people in your line of business who use lawyers.  Ask those you trust who they use and you will be able to trust that person a lot sooner.  You can also contact the chamber of commerce and other trade groups in the area for ideas.

Referral Services

If you do not know anyone who can give you a good referral, consider using a referral service, which will match you with someone who has the qualifications and experience you need.  Some referral services are better than others, so check out any lawyer that is referred to you in this manner.

Make Appointments

Once you have a short list of possible lawyers, make appointments with them to outline your basic needs and see what type of approach they would take to your situations.  You might simply feel comfortable with some lawyers over others, or you might like some of their approaches better.  The face to face interview is a great way for you to get a feel for how the lawyer would operate in the business world.  Make sure to ask some of the same questions so you can compare notes on each of the lawyers and make a good decision.

Finding the right business lawyer will take a little time and effort, but once you have the right person in place, you will be glad you spent time choosing the right person for the job.

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