You’ve had enough. You’re tired of battling your business’ ever-growing mountain of debt and are ready to throw your hands up in the air. Inability to overcome debt is a major indicator that it’s time to call a business bankruptcy lawyer to help.
Filing for bankruptcy sounds like a big step – and it is – so being judicious in your search for the right business bankruptcy lawyer is crucial. Here’s how to find, vet and secure the best business bankruptcy lawyer.
Research and Take Note of Professionalism
The first step you should take in your search for the right business bankruptcy lawyer is to head straight for your state bar’s website to verify they are certified to practice law in your state. This verification serves to confirm the prospective business bankruptcy lawyer has been practicing in this field for a number of years and spends the majority of their time working bankruptcy cases.
These credentials are assurance that the prospective lawyer has extensive knowledge and will know how to best fight your case.
Meet in Person
Once you’ve identified a few prospects that piqued your interest, narrow your list by looking at reviews on Google to see what people who have previously used their services feel about what they received. Then, prepare to schedule an in-person meeting with your top few to get a feel for who they are as a person and as a business bankruptcy lawyer.
There are several things you can gain from meeting with a lawyer in person, even if you don’t end up using their services. You’ll be able to get a feel for the personality and whether it matches yours and is one that you feel comfortable with taking your case. While in these meetings, don’t be afraid to take notes and then compare later.
Notice If They Offer Alternative Solutions
During your in-person consultation with a business bankruptcy lawyer, pay attention to whether they offer any alternative solutions besides filing for bankruptcy. If other options are on the table, an ethical lawyer will present these options for your consideration. This is where your notes will come in handy! Think of it like getting a second opinion from a doctor – or even a third or fourth. If all are telling you the same thing, you’ve got your answer.
Look for Passion
Beyond the credentials, you’ll want to look for a business bankruptcy lawyer that has a large and tangible passion for the process. Ask them how they got into the field of bankruptcy law and get to know what drives them personally and professionally. These are the lawyers that want to make your life dramatically better and help you manage debt the way that works for you.
A passionate business bankruptcy lawyer will tell you the truth and seek the most optimal route to obtain the best results possible. The worst situation you could find yourself in would be trusting an indifferent lawyer.
Feel Confident When You Secure the Best Business Bankruptcy Lawyer
You’ve done the research, you’ve had the in-person meetings, now it’s time to commit to the one you feel most confident in handling your case. Taking the time to properly vet your potential business bankruptcy lawyer could mean the world of difference in your case.
At CMC Law, we are Georgia’s trusted bankruptcy lawyers and we love what we do. Our goal is to dramatically improve your life and business through solving tough financial challenges. You’re not on your own! Give us a call at (404) 585-0040 or visit us online to schedule a free bankruptcy evaluation and get your business back on track.
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