A man was walking along the beach and, as often happens, he found a lamp, rubbed it, and out popped a Genie.

The Genie said: “Thanks for freeing me, I’ll give you three wishes.”

The man for his first wish said: “I want there to be no more lawyers in the world.”

The Genie declared: “Your wish is granted. You now have no more wishes.”

The man, rather puzzled and irritated said “Wait a minute, you said I had three wishes!”

The Genie replied: “Good luck suing me on breaking that promise without a lawyer!” And POOF! He was gone.

The moral of the story: Don’t go into a serious business transaction without a lawyer.

If you’re buying or selling a business, renting or leasing property, about to sign a contract, meeting with a genie, or even just thinking of starting a new business, a consultation with an attorney before you sign the agreement can save you a lot of headache.

Consulting and hiring us to assist in your business venture will also save you far more than what you will pay for us to get it done right for you the first time. What you decided on verbally with the other side might not match what is in the written agreement. Properly drafting, negotiating, and creating legally binding agreements for you and your business needs is what we do.

Hiring a business attorney proactively is far less costly than having to litigate a dispute you could have avoided by making sure the agreement was clear and met your expectations and requirements from the start.

Let us help you make sure that you get all your wishes in business granted, rather than be stuck when you discover the terms of the deal turn out to be not quite what you thought they were.