Of course you need a lawyer if you’re raising funds (and Joe is a brilliant choice for that). And you need a lawyer if your business model revolves around something risky and untried – like publicly rating every lawyer in America. But if you’re a startup founder, you owe it to yourself to get at least minimally educated on legal issues, so you can choose where to devote your carefully marshaled cash to legal fees, and get better value in the process.
- You Can Read Your Own Contracts.
- You Know What’s At Stake.
- It’s Easier to Be Friendly.
- Coaching is Available.
- You’ll Know What to Look for in a Lawyer.
Oh, one final piece of advice – if you go this route, just don’t call yourself a lawyer. The Bar frowns on that .