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Small and medium-sized businesses can easily find themselves in a bind when it comes to legal counsel.

There are few areas of the law as complicated as corporate or partnership taxation.

Although every commercial enterprise winds up needing litigation services at some point, too many businesses “fight the bad fight.”

Many companies use mergers and acquisitions to transform their market position and meet their strategic goals.

When your company engages in commerce internationally or sets up subsidiaries in another country,

A frequent scenario among entrepreneurs involves a business at the crossroads, with the partners who built it at crossed purposes.

Today’s businesses face a more competitive landscape than ever before, but opportunities for growth have also never been better.

If you went to a doctor with a complaint about chest pains, and he told you not to worry because it’s only indigestion, you might want a second opinion.

A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO BUSINESS LAW IN ATLANTA, GA

PROACTIVE ATTORNEY PREVENTS LITIGATION AND SAVES YOU TIME AND EXPENSE

For too long, business law firms have failed to serve their clients’ best interests, because they have been reactive rather than proactive. It’s not entirely their fault; lawyers are trained to fix problems once they’ve happened, not necessarily to prevent them. Law firms also make the lion’s share of their legal fees by getting their clients out of trouble through expensive litigation, when it could have cost up to 90 percent less to avoid the problem at the outset. Unfortunately, many business law firms have an incentive to allow their clients to get into avoidable disputes so they can reap the rewards for winning in court. My firm, Spizzirri Law Offices Company Limited, has represented businesses for more than 20 years, and my focus and dedication has been to prevent litigation wherever possible, to my clients’ benefit.

The legal issue you fail to consider at the outset can destroy profitability
and bankrupt your company.

ACCOMPLISHED ATTORNEY DELIVERS VALUE BY PUTTING BUSINESS CLIENTS FIRST

It’s an all-too-common scenario: A company has a $20 million contract with a subcontractor, and a dispute arises over a $500,000 item in their agreement. Attorneys for the company litigate the dispute, to the tune of $1.5 million in legal fees — and then pat themselves on the back when they win the case. Yes, they’ve won (pending appeal), but have they delivered value for the client? Did work stop on that lucrative contract while the matter was litigated? Are relations now strained between the company and a vital partner in future projects?

Civil litigation distracts corporate officers from executing their strategic mission and rarely generates profitability in excess of profits derived from regular operations.

My approach to business law comes down to one word: value. My job is to prevent the type of scenario described above, not to profit from it. A reactive lawyer cannot deliver value, because he’s always one step behind the problem. To deliver value to a client, I get out ahead of issues and keep them from becoming subjects of litigation. In the example above, rather than enforcing the contract, the company could have revisited it, reformed the language to reflect the realities of the business relationship, and saved time and expense in the process.

ACCOMPLISHED ATTORNEY DELIVERS VALUE BY PUTTING BUSINESS CLIENTS FIRST

If the goal is to deliver value, the process must change. When a company engages my services as general counsel, I perform due diligence from top to bottom, identifying areas of potential concern and areas for growth. I help my clients secure intellectual property so they can later monetize those assets. I also improve their trade secret protection so that they can maintain their competitive advantage and not be forced to litigate violations later on. So, I create value two ways: by slashing my clients’ legal bills and strengthening the assets they hold. Here are examples of successful turnarounds:

My approach to business law comes down to one word: value. My job is to prevent the type of scenario described above, not to profit from it. A reactive lawyer cannot deliver value, because he’s always one step behind the problem. To deliver value to a client, I get out ahead of issues and keep them from becoming subjects of litigation. In the example above, rather than enforcing the contract, the company could have revisited it, reformed the language to reflect the realities of the business relationship, and saved time and expense in the process.

ACCOMPLISHED ATTORNEY DELIVERS VALUE BY PUTTING BUSINESS CLIENTS FIRST

If the goal is to deliver value, the process must change. When a company engages my services as general counsel, I perform due diligence from top to bottom, identifying areas of potential concern and areas for growth. I help my clients secure intellectual property so they can later monetize those assets. I also improve their trade secret protection so that they can maintain their competitive advantage and not be forced to litigate violations later on. So, I create value two ways: by slashing my clients’ legal bills and strengthening the assets they hold. Here are examples of successful turnarounds:

Our proactive approach shifts legal resources from wasteful spending to investing in proactive legal services that cultivate profitability and foster strategic growth.

The proactive approach also changes the dynamic between lawyer and client. The reactive lawyer makes money while his client loses, but the proactive lawyer makes money while helping his client make more of it. That positions me as a strategic partner in your success, which is exactly where I want to be.

Contact a proactive Atlanta business attorney for your company’s needs

If you are spending too much of your company’s budget on legal fees, or you are just tired of the reactive approach to business law, Paul M. Spizzirri is prepared to help. Schedule a consultation to learn how my approach can produce value for your business. Call 404-458-8311 or contact my Atlanta office online.

Corporate Law

" I've worked with many lawyers and Paul Spizzirri is by far the best. The first lawyer I have ever worked with that has a positive ROI. And the first lawyer who actually delivers on what he says he can do."

Corporate Law

"After 2 years of fighting a battle that seemed we would not win even with all supporting documentation, we had an international commercial dispute with a purchase in South Korea. After multiple failed attempts and constant run around, I called Paul. He took a creative approach devising a solution that saved us both time and money. Paul within days engaged in discussions with in-house counsel and helped us reach a final resolution within a few weeks! A 2 year battle, Paul solved in just weeks!"

Commercial Law

"I highly recommend Paul Spizzirri. We first spoke via my contacting several firms for legal expertise. Paul responds with promptness and with the ability to listen. He was fast to extract the facts and translate them into probabilities, and into a broad strategy that I could understand. It is good to have Paul in your corner to fight for your interests."

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