What is a Corporate Lawyer?

Company Lawyers are people who provide legal assistance, either representing and accompanying companies in facing legal issues or who provide legal advice for companies to ensure that your company can run its business properly and safely in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Duties of Company Lawyers

In principle, the Corporate Lawyer is tasked with providing legal assistance or legal advice to your company, namely:

  • Company Lawyers will ensure that your company’s business runs according to applicable law;
  • The Company’s lawyers will provide legal advice to prevent disputes or legal issues from arising in the future
  • Company lawyers will provide legal protection (defense both inside and outside the court) and take swift action to prevent losses

Tips for Choosing a Corporate Lawyer

A true and professional company lawyer is one who explains the legal situation, gives advice according to applicable law, provides an explanation regarding steps and/or legal remedies (legal/legal) that you want to take for your company, and does not promise a win. to you.

In addition to the above principles that you must consider before appointing your company lawyer, below I will also describe some tips as a complement in choosing your company lawyer:

1. Tracing Lawyer Specificity/Expertise

Some lawyers can work well outside of their expertise, but many are not well aware of the nuances of other areas of law. Therefore, if you need a lawyer in the field of contracts/agreement, don’t use the services of a divorce lawyer.

2. Honesty and Caring

It’s easy to find lawyers of this type, but they certainly exist. A good lawyer never hesitates to press contracts with his clients so that each one’s rights and obligations are clear. Delivering a clear and thorough legal analysis, not blindly defending. An honest lawyer will fight for his client to go free if he is innocent. And reduce his client’s sentence if his client is guilty. Not justifying any means so that his client is free even though he knows his client is guilty.

Honest lawyers are also those who operate according to the law. And do not open up space or suggest bribery and other dishonest practices. If a lawyer asks for or gives legal advice to commit bribes or other unlawful acts, Then leaving and leaving the attorney is the right choice. A caring attorney is one who is able to explain his duties to his client.

3. Finding Out the Lawyer’s Background

Don’t just choose a lawyer, it’s a good idea to find out about their background. Such as their work history, then education, how they manage the practice of the theory previously described, and work experience solving cases.

4. Lawyer image

Attorney image is a very important stage. The better the image of your prospective attorney means the more trusted you are to present your case to him.

5. Meet in Person

It has become very common and commonplace nowadays to carry out business communications via e-mail and telephone only. This is not good for an important relationship like the one between you and your attorney. You need to meet the attorney in person (ideally meeting at the attorney’s office). So you can assess whether this attorney really has an office or not. Professional lawyers usually have a representative office. This will also give you a sense of trust in appointing the attorney compared to lawyers who don’t have an office.

6. Do not be too easy to drop the choice on the first lawyer found

When you want to buy a house, you certainly don’t buy the first house you see. It’s the same with finding a lawyer. You have to get several names, preferably from references, then choose wisely.

7. Arrange Meetings

After you have gotten enough information from the attorney who will become your attorney. Then arrange a time for you to meet. The meeting can be held at the attorney’s office or can also be met at another place, depending on the agreement of the parties. When meeting with your prospective lawyer, look at the potential prospects he has. If you feel confident about the attorney, then you can immediately decide to use the services of the attorney concerned.

Services that lawyers usually provide are

1) Consulting.

2) Handling cases in court (litigation) and outside the court (non-litigation) such as in the police, prosecutors, mediation or negotiations.

3) Permanent clients (retainer fees).

4) Review agreement (contract review).

5) Due diligence and legal opinion (legal due dilligent and legal opinion).