Going into business for yourself is an exciting time. You've got your plan, your start-up funding, and your enthusiasm. Now you need to get yourself a corporate lawyer. You're going to face a lot of paperwork that has to be done just right, and you want to be sure that everything you do is compliant with all the laws and regulations of your locality and industry.

A corporate lawyer will help you to make the best decisions about how to incorporate, based on your needs and local regulations, and even about what business or niche to pursue, if you haven't decided. He or she will help you to ensure that your hiring practices are all aboveboard, including creating a list of interview questions which can and cannot be asked legally.

Together, you'll create all the templates and documentation you'll need to manage your business from day to day. This includes all contracts, agreements and labels that you'll need along with employee guides and codes. Your product's liability will be assessed and any necessary language will be developed and released as required.

Once you've got your company running, you should keep in contact with your lawyer. It's possible that you won't need their advice frequently however there are a lot of things that you'll still require. It is important to ensure that you are in compliance with the laws and regulations, and also that all of your documents are legally correct.