Entrepreneurs encounter a whole host of expenses when starting a business. Hiring a lawyer at the start is one of those expenses that can save them money once their business is up and running. A small business lawyer can aid you in drafting and reviewing all of the contracts that your new business will likely require. Hiring an experienced business litigator who has seen the results of poor contract drafting can aid you immensely when you are starting up your business. She can see the hurdles that you may encounter before you encounter them and, hopefully, remove them from your path. And then, because you have an existing relationship, she can get up to speed quickly on any issues that do arise, saving you time and money. Plus, it's always nice to work with someone you know and trust.