In today’s business environment, it is critical to hire a good attorney. Interview a few until you have someone that you feel you can trust. If you do not have someone in mind, it is not a bad idea to talk to other business owners and friends to see whom they use. Referrals are a great way to ensure that you find someone trustworthy and that you can connect with. Remember that this will be a long-term relationship, so make sure that this person is someone with whom you are compatible.
Another important issue is to make sure that you get the right advice on how to properly separate yourself, and especially your assets, from your business. It may mean that you establish a trust and the trust owns the business or something similar. This will be for a good lawyer and accountant to decide. The purpose of this is to protect your assets from vulnerability in the event that your company is sued for any reason.
Putting the company inside a trust, and having the trust own the business, protects your personal assets from coming under attack in the event of a suit.
—Eric Priceman, Victory