Posted by Matt B on January 26, 2001 at 15:59:53:
I do not have my attorney look at every deal I do. I have had my attorney look at deals that become problems. I also have my attorney handle evictions. (Only had one of those so far.) Having my attorney review the contracts that I was going to use to do “creative” deals turns out to have been a good idea since he added a clause or 2 that have saved my behind in some potentially bad situations.
I figure it’s a darned good idea to find a good attorney before you even start doing deals for many reasons. When you are eventually sued (and according to my attorney, when you’re in business, it’s not a matter of if you’ll be sued, it’s a matter of when) it is nice to already have representation instead of scrambling to try to find a decent attorney fast.
If you’re more comfortable without representation, that’s fine too.