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10 Steps to lowering your legal costs.

This story appears in the August 1997 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Perhaps the most challenging part of starting up a small in today's world is controlling the rising fees necessary to handle legal and tax problems that regularly crop up. But are there ways to cut without exposing yourself to liability? You bet.

"There is no question that the legal marketplace is a buyer's market," says Daniel J. DiLucchio, managing principal at the international legal consulting firm Altman Weil Pensa Inc. in Newtown Square, . "Most big-city markets are so saturated that law firms must expand their geographic client base. Small-business owners benefit because law firms are more flexible."

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