Understanding the client's business
Updated: May 19, 2020
Lawyers cannot effectively represent a business client without a deep understanding of the client's business. Law does not exist in isolation. Rather, law is one of several tools to enable the social network of a business interact well with the social network of the rest of society. Business lawyers are a kind of bridgebuilder between one network and the other, and they need to understand both. Before hiring a lawyer to represent your business, make sure the lawyer understands your business. A lawyer that has walked in your shoes is in the best position to help your business succeed.