Lawyers! You Need Them.

It always amazes me how often people leave themselves personally and professionally unprotected by failing to realize and implement lawyers into their lives.


Sure, you're probably saying "Sivonnia, you're only saying I need a lawyer because you're one." Not so. As early as I could remember, becoming a lawyer was one of my largest dreams. All I remember was having the notion of helping people and bringing about justice.


As I grew older, going through the process of becoming a licensed attorney and starting my own practice, I realized why having a lawyer was critical.


For instance, if you create a business, it's essential that you have an attorney help you to formally implement your By-Laws or Operating Agreement, review and implement necessary contracts, protect your intellectual property and more.


If you want to protect your personal and professional assets for your heirs, you will want to hire a Trust and Estate Lawyer.


If you're purchasing real estate, you'd want a lawyer to review your contracts, propose necessary amendments and offers, and represent you at closing. This is true for those who create a portfolio of commercial real estate as well.


If you're an athlete negotiating a collective bargaining agreement, you'd also want a lawyer who is familiar with contractual language that a general agent may miss.


If you're an actor/actress, broadcaster, news anchor, etc., you'd want an entertainment lawyer familiar with contractual language as it relates to this particular industry to negotiate on your behalf and ensure you're getting the best deal.


The point is, you need a lawyer. Many people have had bad experiences with lawyers and they allow that to dictate their future; thus, leaving them unprotected in the midst. Lawyers help to accomplish great things in life, while also having the innate ability to triage and recognize danger prior to it happening.


Check out this latest episode with Dr. James Krause where we discussed getting an education and having a lawyer, among other things.


At SLD, we are here to serve you. Contact us for support in business, employment, sports & entertainment. If you have any legal questions outside of that, still reach out and we can connect you with our extensive legal community network for further support.

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This article is a service of SL DeBarros Law Firm, LLC. We offer a wide array of business legal services and can help you make the wisest business choices throughout life and in the event of your death. We also offer a Business Protection Start-Up Session or a Business Audit for an ongoing business, which includes a review of all the legal, financial, and tax systems you need for your business. Call us today to schedule.

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