5 Tips to Hire the Best Corporate Lawyer

If you get the best legal counsel, it can help your business a lot. In other words, hiring a corporate lawyer is beneficial as well as economically feasible. But the problem is, how can you hire the best professional? In this article, we are going to share with you a couple of tips that can help you look for the best professional. Read on to find out more.

Consider your business needs

First of all, the type and objectives of your business are important to be considered before you go for the legal expertise of a professional. For instance, if you manage an IT company, we suggest that you look for a corporate attorney that specializes in intellectual property rights. Their experience in other matters won’t be necessary in this case. On the other hand, if you are a manufacturer or provider of services, we suggest that you get in touch with a contract expert. They help clients draft agreements, perform negotiations, and maintain corporate records.

Get a Referral

If you want to narrow down your search, you can consult a practicing lawyer. They may refer you to a trusted friend that may specialize in dealing with corporate lawsuits. Before you go for legal counsel, make sure you consider some important factors, such as diligence, competence, and trustworthiness of the professional.

Apart from this, you can get referrals from a trustworthy friend or colleague. This will increase your chances of hiring the services of the best attorney.

Do Your Research

Once you have got some recommendations, we suggest that you do your homework to find out about each attorney. For this purpose, you can check out the websites of different law firms. This will help you find out important information about the background, experience, expertise, and success rate of different lawyers in the field of business. Besides, you can also check out their social media pages, such as Twitter Facebook, and LinkedIn.

The Initial Consultation

Once you have made a shortlist of trustworthy and reliable corporate lawyers, your next move is to book appointments with each of them. During initial consultations, make sure you ask all of the important questions that you may have in your mind. Most attorneys don’t charge for their initial consultation.

Besides, you may want to explain your business goals in order to help the attorney prepare for the case. You may want to answer all of your questions until they are satisfied.

Decide on a Fee Structure

If the initial consultation goes well, you should go ahead and discuss the fee structure. This is important as corporate lawyers may cost you a lot of money. Therefore, discussing the fee structure is of paramount importance. Before starting their work, the professional may charge you a retainer fee.

Long story short, you can easily hire the best corporate lawyer to handle your case if you follow the tips given in this article.

There are a lot of corporate law firms in Chennai. At CorporateLawFirms, for instance, you can hire one of the best corporate attorneys in Chennai. You can check out the website to book an appointment.

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5 Questions That You Must Ask When Hiring a Civil Lawyer

A civil lawyer is a professional who can help you file or deal with a lawsuit. Since this process is quite stressful, it’s better to get help from a legal professional. In this article, we are going to talk about 5 questions that you should ask when hiring a good civil lawyer. Read on to find out more.

5. Are they Experienced?

Since the outcome of your case will decide your fate, make sure you work with a professional who has tons of experience in their field. Look for a litigator who specializes in the type of cases that you are facing. After all, you must be confident enough while going for the trial.

So, we suggest that choose a popular and reliable legal firm in your area. In other words, reputable lawyers must be chosen for legal representation.

4. What is their success rate?

Apart from experience, the abilities of the lawyers also matter a lot. You want to hire a professional to win your case. Therefore, you have to consider the success rate of the litigator before making a choice.

So, what you need to do is look for a litigation attorney who has a strong understanding of the type of case you are dealing with. This will give you the peace of mind that the professional is likely to win your case.

3. Do they have a good network?

The outcome of a legal trial is based on a lot of factors since the legal community is a complicated web. So, make sure you work with a lawyer who has strong connections in the network. They should have good working relationships with other lawyers and judges.

Sometimes, legal matters can be handled outside the court of law. In this case, the role of a litigator is of paramount importance.

2. Do you like their communication style?

Aside from the connections of your litigator, another factor that carries a lot of importance is their communication style. They must reassure you to build your confidence from time to time. It’s the communication between you and the attorney that will help you create an atmosphere of trust.

So, make sure that your legal professional is responsive. If they don’t see to address your concerns, you may want to look for a different lawyer.

1. What is their Fee Structure?

Finally, make sure you look for a professional that is not too expensive. Most civil lawyers offer a free of charge initial consultation. During this first meeting, you can ask important questions to find out if the lawyer is suitable for you. If their services are beyond your budget, you may negotiate or look for another professional.

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The Fugitive by Marcel Proust

Reaching the end of The Fugitive, volume six of Marcel Proust’s A la recherche de temps perdu, I begin to realise – not quite at last – how modern an experience he relates. Couched in the language and setting of a privilege we now associate with centuries past, the author eventually creates an utterly absurd world, in which nothing, not even the wealth of these wealthy people, is real. Assumptions of rightness or permanence, qualities of which their opinions positively reek, are thus laid bare as momentary invention, ephemeral, as trustworthy as a lie and as dependable as froth.

I am also reminded of William Shakespeare’s words spoken via the mouth of a fictional King Richard the Second:

Thus play I in one person many people,

And none contented: sometimes am I king;

Then treasons make me wish myself a beggar,

And so I am…

Is it possible for an individual simultaneously to feel like a king and a beggar? Can it be possible for someone to be revered, even considered a direct descendent of God one moment and then derided, drowned in wine the next, or even starved to death by those who once worshipped his very presence? Not even history can agree what constitutes the past, the only incontestable fact being death itself, the life that preceded it forever remaining negotiable. The rich and powerful, after all, have further to fall, so there can be interpretable bounces along the way.

A young man has chosen a liaison with a young woman. How original is that? One is the narrator and the other is called Albertine. This is, after all, fiction, though it claims to be a record of memory. They are not married. In the society they inhabit, this can be a problem. People, after all, may start to think… And then who is to say whether they will stay faithful to one another, true to themselves, or even agree which self, the public, the private or the invented will prevail? And what about the “preferences” of the young lady? Might they be questioned? Of course, they might.

Proust seems to have been keenly aware of this transmutability of the self. For if it was not in itself anything real, if it depended upon the successive form of the hours in which it had appeared to me, a form which remained that of my memory as the curve of the projections of my magic lantern depended upon the curve of the coloured slides, did it not represent in its own manner a truth, a thoroughly objective truth too, to wit that each one of us is not a single person, but contains many persons who have not all the same moral value and that if a vicious Albertine had existed, it did not mean that there had not been others, she who enjoyed talking to me about Saint-Simon in her room, she who on the night when I had told her that we must part had said so sadly: “That pianola, this room, to think that I shall never see any of these things again” and, when she saw the emotion which my lie had finally communicated to myself, had exclaimed with a sincere pity: “Oh, no, anything rather than make you unhappy, I promise that I will never try to see you again.” Then I was no longer alone. I felt the wall that separated us vanish. And so, by recognising that she existed as several, contrasting but simultaneous people, the narrator sets his Albertine, the object of his desires, into a form that creates displeasure. This role displeases her, because it makes him unhappy and the solution is not to see him again, the state that precisely neither of them actually wants. Or so we are told…

But were they both lying? Or just one of them? And, when we are truly honest with ourselves, how many of us can actually be sure of who we are or, indeed, what we desire? Is that which we claim to desire just a momentary association of the self we want to project, a passing whim we can adopt to convince others we do, in fact, possess character? Is the goal of public persona to create fake news, a false narrative of identity, whose only test is whether we might market it so others might buy it? Albertine might indeed exist in my memory only in the state in which she had successively appeared to me in the course of her life, that is to say subdivided according to a series of fractions of time, my mind, re-establishing unity in her, made her a single person, and it was upon this person that I sought to bring a general judgment to bear, to know whether she had lied to me, whether she loved women, whether it was in order to be free to associate with them that she had left me. What the woman in the baths would have to say might perhaps put an end for ever to my doubts as to Albertine’s morals. But was that woman in the baths telling a truth?

And then, when we have created that desired image and projected it, does it still represent the individual that created it? Time passes, and gradually everything that we have said in falsehood becomes true; I had learned this only too well with Gilberte; the indifference that I had feigned when I could never restrain my tears had ended by becoming real; gradually life, as I told Gilberte in a lying formula which retrospectively had become true, life had driven us apart. I recalled this, I said to myself: “If Albertine allows an interval to elapse, my lies will become the truth. And now that the worst moments are over, ought I not to hope that she will allow this month to pass without returning? If she returns, I shall have to renounce the true life which certainly I am not in a fit state to enjoy as yet, but which as time goes on may begin to offer me attractions while my memory of Albertine grows fainter.”

And if we create the projection of our intentions, passing though they may be, does it deliver what we conceived? Or are we perceived as the incompetently delivered amalgam of our intentions? “Oh, no. Monsieur, it doesn’t do to cry like that, it isn’t good for you.” And in her attempt to stem my tears she shewed as much uneasiness as though they had been torrents of blood. Unfortunately I adopted a chilly air that cut short the effusions in which she was hoping to indulge and which might quite well, for that matter, have been sincere. Her attitude towards Albertine had been, perhaps, akin to her attitude towards Eulalie, and, now that my mistress could no longer derive any profit from me, Francoise had ceased to hate her. She felt bound, however, to let me see that she was perfectly well aware that I was crying, and that, following the deplorable example set by my family, I did not wish to ‘let it be seen.’ “You mustn’t cry, Monsieur,” she adjured me, in a calmer tone, this time, and intending to prove her own perspicacity rather than to shew me any compassion. And she went on: “It was bound to happen; she was too happy, poor creature, she never knew how happy she was.”

And is fact not just another variety of fiction? … such is the cruelty of memory. At times the reading of a novel that was at all sad carried me sharply back, for certain novels are like great but temporary bereavements, they abolish our habits, bring us in contact once more with the reality of life, but for a few hours only, like a nightmare, since the force of habit, the oblivion that it creates, the gaiety that it restores to us because our brain is powerless to fight against it and to recreate the truth, prevails to an infinite extent over the almost hypnotic suggestion of a good book which, like all suggestions, has but a transient effect. You see, nothing, not even fiction, lasts.

And how much are we influenced by whim? Are our beliefs true merely because we want to believe them? Are we really capable ever of being objective? Moreover, with the minute observation of people whose lives have no purpose, they would discern, one after another, in the people with whom they associated, the most obvious merits, exclaiming their wonder at them with the artless astonishment of a townsman who on going into the country discovers a blade of grass, or on the contrary magnifying them as with a microscope, making endless comments, taking offence at the slightest faults, and often applying both processes alternately to the same person. In Gilberte’s case it was first of all upon these minor attractions that the idle perspicacity of M. and Mme. de Guermantes was brought to bear: “Did you notice the way in which she pronounced some of her words?” the Duchess said to her husband after the girl had left them; “it was just like Swann, I seemed to hear him speaking.” “I was just about to say the very same, Oriane.” “She is witty, she is just like her father.” “I consider that she is even far superior to him. Think how well she told that story about the sea-bathing, she has a vivacity that Swann never had.” “Oh! but he was, after all, quite witty.” “I am not saying that he was not witty, I say that he lacked vivacity,” said M. de Guermantes in a complaining tone, for his gout made him irritable, and when he had no one else upon whom to vent his irritation, it was to the Duchess that he displayed it. But being incapable of any clear understanding of its causes, he preferred to adopt an air of being misunderstood.

And in the final analysis, which, if we retain any faith in Christian salvation never happens, and, if we do not, happens all the time, we may just realise that the whole basis of what we did, the entire moral compass we imposed, the emotional standpoint we adopted, was born of misunderstanding, deception and misinterpretation. So, where are we? Certainly not in any dependable heaven, ever, but forever in life, simultaneously the ruler, the king of what we project and the beggar of how we are received.

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