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How do I find a local, trustworthy business attorney with an entrepreneurial spirit?

I have noticed that some of the most successful people in the world shared something in common -- a good attorney and a good accountant. I noticed that at the toughest point in these people's lives these professionals were key players that made life changing recommendations. Where can I find driven, open minded professionals that are receptive to my specific objectives?
Nina Kaufman answered January 7, 2009
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/answer/221817
As my mother used to say, "You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your handsome prince." The way you find the right attorney for you is to interview them. Get recommendations from other entrepreneurial friends who are happy with their advisors.

When you attend entrepreneurship conferences, see if you like the personality of the attorney-speakers on the agenda. Go to your local bar association to see if they have a small business/entrepreneurship committee. Do your due diligence by reviewing their websites, seeing if they have written articles (that is, do they know about your industry?), and ultimately, to meet with them in person.

For more information and questions to ask of an attorney once you have that face-to-face meeting, I've created a program called How to Choose and Use Attorneys, available here: http://www.greatbusinesslawresources.com/choosing-attorneys-teleclass.htm.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. is an award-winning New York City attorney, edutainer and author. Under her Ask The Business Lawyer brand, she reaches thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners with her legal services, professional speaking, information products, and LexAppeal weekly ezine. She also writes the Making It Legal blog.