How to Select a California Business Partnership Litigation Lawyer

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As more entrepreneurs flock to California to do business, disputes between business partners are becoming more common. While it becomes obvious why you need a commercial litigation attorney once you’ve received a summons, you actually need the help of a business attorney much sooner.

Commercial litigation lawyers can help you with partnership issues such as:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Embezzlement
  • Contract dispute
  • To mix together


  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Embezzlement
  • Contract dispute
  • To mix together

How much do lawyers cost?

The price of a lawyer will vary widely, and a lawyer will set their price taking into account the following factors:

  • Their office location
  • If they are part of a large network of offices
  • What is the experience and competence of the lawyer
  • The types of customers they have
  • The size of their law firm
  • Their areas of expertise

They will also employ a number of pricing structures for different services. Therefore, when considering small business attorneys, discuss their fees and fee structures. Ask when they will use the different types of fee structures and how they will charge you.

“Knowing their full policy will help you make an informed decision and budget for your business. It will also help you do a cost-benefit analysis of when you should seek legal help and when you are better off finding another type of professional or handling the cases yourself,” said Brad Nakase, a Sexual Harassment Lawyer at Nakase Law Firm. Business lawyers and consultants can help with a number of services and be much more cost effective than a lawyer.

5 Steps to Finding the Right Partnership Litigation Lawyer for Your Business

Finding a business attorney doesn’t have to be difficult, but you do need to spend time finding the right person. Here are the five steps to follow to find a lawyer.

  1. Use legal directories to find small business lawyers – There are many online, some organized by particular industry. The state bar website will have a long list of all current attorneys in your area, but this can be difficult to narrow down.
  2. Research possibilities – Research the attorneys you meet and review their backgrounds, reviews, and accolades. Use it to narrow down a shortlist of 3-7 people you want to meet.
  3. Ask the lawyers – Book a free consultation and ask lots of questions. Think of it as a brief interview to see if they’ll be a good advocate for your business.
  4. Make your decision – Consider their responses and decide who you feel most comfortable with. Remember to consider the suitability of the lawyer you spoke to and their law firm.
  5. Hire them – Sign the documents and start seeing the benefits they bring to your business.

What questions should I ask the lawyer during the interview?

Prepare questions before you go to the interview to get all the information you need. We recommend at least the following questions, but you should write down a list of information you need to make a decision. Talk to all trading partners to ask them to add questions as well. Do not prolong it too much, the consultation will have a limited time and will prioritize important questions at the top of the list.

  • What is your experience ?
  • Tell me how you’ve helped companies with _ problems.
  • Do you have customers similar to my business?
  • if i need specialized legal help, could you refer me?
  • Will you be my main contact? Will your team deal with my business on occasion?
  • Tell me about your fees and billing options
  • Do you anticipate any conflicts of interest?
  • How do you communicate with customers?









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