Do you really need a Lawyer as a Techie? (Hint: The answer is not what you think)

It has been 5 years since I served my first client working in technology and I have never met a client who wanted a lawyer – they all needed one. Either someone needs to register a trademark or a contract reviewed or some help understanding a complex note purchase agreement from an investor. One thing they have in common is that they came to me kicking and fighting because they don’t like lawyers and feel forced to use one because they have to.

Due to this love/hate relationship, today I choose to talk about whether, in my experience, you need a lawyer or not (and don’t worry, I’ll be truthful) . Well, do you need a lawyer in this field? Short answer, no you don’t and here is why.

  1. You don’t need a lawyer to form a company – you want a lawyer to help you form the right kind of company. 
  2. You don’t need a lawyer to register a trademark – you want a lawyer to help you register the right kind of trademark. 
  3. You don’t need a lawyer to make a decision – you want a lawyer to help you make the best kind of decision through legal advice.
  4. You don’t need a lawyer to review a contract before you sign it – you want a lawyer to make sure you don’t bind yourself to something that will be used against you. 
  5. You don’t need a lawyer to prepare your terms and conditions but you want your business to receive the highest level of legal protection through properly drafted terms and conditions. 

So, in summary, you don’t need a lawyer but you want one if you are going to thrive as a business or individual. The choice is yours.

Agree or Disagree? Let’s talk in the comments section.

Published by masibolaw

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