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Best Business Practices for Photographers, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by John Harrington

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Chapter 37

Attorneys: When You Need Them, They’re Your Best Friend (or at Least Your Advocate)

The best time to engage an attorney is prior to actually needing one. Whether it’s for contract language review, queries about how to register a copyright, the legality of running a business from your home, or myriad other reasons, taking the time to learn what an attorney can do for you prior to actually needing one can save you time, money, and a lot of headaches.

Consider this: a respected and well-off businessman in the community receives a message from his lawyer, quite insistent on a meeting at the businessman’s earliest convenience. Having been in meetings and unreachable all day, this message has floated to the top of his message stack. Upon ...

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