No attorney is “right” for every situation. Some businesses require specialized knowledge or experience; some clients may work best with an attorney who has a particular type of personality.
When working with large firms, make sure that the lawyer you hire will be the one handling most of the work. You may have a great rapport with a particular attorney, but depending on the firm, he or she may not be the one actually doing your work. Smaller firms may offer more personal attention to clients.
Small businesses should choose an attorney who can advise them as their business’ general counsel on a wide range of issues. Business owners should have a lawyer with a wide range of knowledge and skills and an attorney that they can rely on to bring in a lawyer with more specialized expertise when it is needed.