Why Entrepreneurs Should Look for Business Lawyers with On-the-Ground Experience

Posted by Haitham Amin | Jan 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you're an entrepreneur needing legal representation, how do you choose a firm? Start by looking for attorneys who have on-the-ground experience with entrepreneurs and startups. Let's discuss a few reasons why this can be such an advantage.


According to Investopedia, 20% of new businesses fail in the first year. An additional 45% fail within five years, and 60% within 10. Only 25% of new businesses survive fifteen years or longer. A skilled business attorney can help you navigate the myriad pitfalls entrepreneurs face and greatly increase your odds of success.


Part of the challenge of being an entrepreneur is that everything demands your attention; everything needs to happen now, and it's hard to prioritize. Business attorneys can tell you what legally must take priority. But business attorneys with on-the-ground experience with startups can help you develop a structure and plan of attack. They understand how to balance contracts and other legal requirements with cash flow and business realities. 


Relatedly, entrepreneurs often spend a lot of time putting out fires—dealing with the daily emergency—and they think of their lawyers as the phone call of last resort.

But experienced startup attorneys aren't just problem-solvers; they're problem-preventers. They can identify potential causes for concern and come up with possible fixes before these issues even become problems in the first place.


A lot of the practice of law comes down to opaque technical jargon. You want someone who speaks your language. You want someone who knows to translate contracts and other legal documents into accessible language, so you always understand exactly how particular provisions will impact you and your business.

If you're an entrepreneur or startup looking for an attorney with real-world business experience, call Amin Law, P.C. at 415-851-4300 or contact us online for a free consultation.

About the Author

Haitham Amin

Haitham (Sam) Amin has been a zealous advocate for his clients since he started his career at the Office Of the Public Defenders in Solano County. He continued as a Deputy Public Defender at the Marin Office Of The Public Defenders until he embarked on to private practice in 2012. During his tenu...


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