Choosing a legal team to partner with is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. From protecting your personal assets and those you love most to helping you build your business, or provide you that timely quick tip when things are uncertain, the right lawyer will be ready to act as your advocate and step up to the plate when it matters most. In addition to being knowledgeable, your legal advisor should be aligned with your vision, driven to assist you as you grow, and prepared to have your back through thick and thin. At Paperclip Law, we believe in forming long lasting relationships with our clients built on a foundation of trust, transparency, and expertise. Most importantly, we believe in forming a welcoming environment that makes it easy to get the help you need without the intimidation that many feel when approaching their legal team. If you’re in the market for a new lawyer, but are unsure of what to look for in your next partnership, below are six questions to ask prospective legal counsel.

1. Do They Match Up With Where You Are Today

Choosing a lawyer isn’t just about finding someone with only the best knowledge, it’s about forming a longstanding relationship with a team that’s able to match your objectives today, as well as in the future.

2. Can They Keep Up With Your Pace of Growth

Life moves pretty fast; your lawyer should be able to keep up. For corporate clients and startups, the ideal fit will be able to stay ahead of your current pace of growth, as well as put you on the right path for continued success. For personal clients, looking forward to the future means ensuring that both you and your loved ones will be protected in the event of the unthinkable, as well as properly allocating your assets, and more.

3. Is Their Advice Customized?

Your time is valuable, and your needs are unique. While many firms will hide behind canned responses and flat approaches, your lawyer should bring creative and tailored solutions to the table, and stay curious to stay relevant for you and your business.

4. What’s Their Style of Communication?

There’s nothing worse than feeling lost when wading into legal waters. Jargon and terminology can feel daunting; your lawyer should be able to act as a reliable translator, while also being readily available for clear, transparent communication. If they can’t explain it simply, then they don’t know it well enough.

5. Do They Protect You When It Matters Most?

Your legal team should always be on your side, actively guiding you through any hurdles and helping you spot important opportunities along the way.

6. Do They Mesh With Your Core Values?

Finally, you deserve a lawyer that matches your ethics, values, and vision. This helps form a longstanding relationship built on understanding and respect.

Ready to work with an experienced law firm that believes in treating business owners as more than “just a client”? At Paperclip Law, we’re here to do so much more than bill you for our advice. Our team takes pride in partnering with our clients throughout the Greater Vancouver Region and Squamish to find the best solutions for your needs today, tomorrow, and in the many years to come. Find out more by contacting us today.