Whether your business employs one or 10,000 and whether its annual revenue is in the thousands or millions, a legal audit is an essential part of protecting your business interests and laying the groundwork for future growth. Learn more about the benefits of conducting routine legal audits and what your legal audit should include.
Minimize Legal Liabilities
A comprehensive legal audit can significantly reduce your company’s potential legal liabilities. Your auditing attorney will uncover gaps in your existing legal protections, find contract clauses that don’t serve your company’s interests, and explore policies that are unclear or potentially problematic. As they discover different problems, you can take steps to address these challenges and strengthen your company’s legal protections.
Stay Compliant With Local and Federal Laws
Compliance with local, state, and federal law is essential for you as a business owner. When regulatory agencies find issues with compliance, they can impose heavy fines and other penalties. Working with a business attorney is one way to ensure that you are compliant with all relevant statutes. Regularly scheduled audits can help you stay up-to-date with recent legal changes that may affect your business operations.
Uncover Areas of Inefficiency
In addition to the obvious legal benefits of a business audit, you may also find that an audit can help you streamline your business operations and cut out inefficient procedures and protocols. As you work to analyze different areas of operation within your company, you’ll find out where redundant protocols are slowing you down, which departments are underperforming, which departments are overstaffed, and where you can save time or money.
Find New Revenue Streams
Throughout the course of your legal audit, you may find new opportunities for business expansion. Perhaps your legal audit will discover infringements on your company’s trademarks or patents, giving you the chance to recover damages from infringing competitors and protecting your company’s intellectual property. Additionally, you may find ways to cut down expenses or renegotiate contracts with utility companies, manufacturers, and other service providers.
What to Include in a Legal Audit
When you begin working with your business attorney, they’ll further explain the different areas of an audit and what to expect at each step. Your audit could include several different steps, including:
When you choose Wilson Law Group, PLC for your business law needs, you can rest easy knowing that your company is in good hands. To prepare for a legal audit or discuss your other legal needs, call Wilson Law Group, PLC at 804-864-5268.