By Liz Witbeck
Starting a new business is no easy feat. Many people who start a business do not understand the scope of laws and regulations involved. An attorney is a valuable resource for people looking to start any kind of venture and unsure where to begin.
Several attorneys specializing in real estate and business law exist Saratoga Springs and the greater Saratoga County area to help with planning.
“Many people don’t know the legal ramifications involved in the process,” said attorney Robert W. Pulsifer.
Pulsifer operates a law firm at 562 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs. He has been practicing law for 25 years and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from West Virginia University. He advises business owners to obtain two types of counselors when starting a new venture: an attorney and an accountant.
He said virtually all business owners should consult an attorney. There are several laws regarding taxes, the IRS, zoning and more that may be complicated. An attorney can talk to business owners about their individual situation and give advice that is specific for them.