Bill Kleinman in Smart Business Dallas: How to Work with Your Lawyer to Cut Your Long-Term Costs


Paying a lawyer may be the last thing you want to think about. But when it comes to keeping your company afloat, seeking counsel can be your life vest.

During troubled times, you need an adviser who understands your business and your leadership personality. While many CEOs see trips to the lawyer's office in terms of dollar signs, keeping ahead of the legal curve will pay off in the long run.

"A good lawyer, thinking about long-term relationships, should be sympathetic to the client's need to control cost and maximize the value of legal service," says Bill Kleinman, partner in the corporate practice group, Haynes and Boone, LLP.

Posted with permission from Smart Business Dallas, November 2009, To read the full article, click on the PDF linked below.

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