If you have been caught driving under the influence or you are being charged with the offence, you are reminded not to disregard it as something meaningless. It is a criminal charge. You must find an attorney who has a lot of experiences to handle your “drunk driving” case. Looking for a good attorney is important because you may be jailed if the case is not handled in a proper way.
The practice. practices typically only have one class of owners. If there are two specified, this may mean the incomes is double taxed. This is something you and your accountant need to discuss. This is nearly unheard of in this day and age (and for at least the past 15 years). As mentioned, owners are typically treated as equals, except with respect to the buy in and occasionally a noncompete during the buy in period.
Jane Doe has called three local injury attorneys and she has found one that seems to be exactly what she needs in an attorney. After her initial consultation she has chosen from her list of lawyers. Now that the contract is signed her attorney is assessing the entire situation to see how they should proceed.
There are many subdivisions to these two forms of law. There are learn more, malpractice lawyers, traffic lawyers, divorce lawyers, fraud lawyers, bankruptcy lawyers, insurance lawyers, wrongful death lawyers, and lawyers who deal with drugs and environmental law and employment and child custody. So anybody who wants to take up this profession has a wide range of subjects to specialize in.
Of course, chances are your ghostwriter is NOT an expert in your field. There are some exceptions, of course. But in most cases, if your ghostwriter is going to make you sound like the brilliant person you undoubtedly are, he (or she) needs to know what you know – at least while he (or she) is writing your book!
Many self-employed assume that they can under bid the competition. That is a bad assumption for two reasons. First someone has already done the math and figured out what it costs to operate in your particular line of work, while their billing rate may seem high, examining the costs and determining exactly how many hours they can actually bill may lead to a different conclusion. This exercise is often a real eye opener for the new entrepreneur. Second many start-up operations have the idea of “buying the business”. Be the lowest cost and attract customers. Experience shows that those customers do not hang around when you raise prices regardless of how good a job you’re doing. They are strictly looking for low cost and will leave if you raise rates.
It has been brought to our attention that Little Johnny has been eating other people’s lunches, which has been confirmed by our security camera in the fridge. Little Johnny has been told that this is a no-no and that if he continues to eat other people’s ham and cheese he faces disciplinary action up to and including termination. We will review his lunch habits in one week.
Finally, you have to remember that the deal is yours. Once the accountants and lawyers are gone, you still show up every day and “live” in that practice. For that reason, you have to maintain your composure. The buy in process is a process and it can be upsetting in moments. Focus on practicing medicine and let your advisors advise you. At the end of the day though, you have to make the decision about what’s best for you, not your lawyer or accountant. Let them advise you, but don’t let them drive the bus.