So, you are interested in investing in opportunity zones. Then, it would help if you had proper assistance from an opportunity zones attorney. Hiring a good lawyer will help you with everything you need so that your venture will be a success. Before hiring the attorney, you should schedule a free consultation. Many top reputable attorneys offer initial consultations for free, which will help you decide if you like the lawyer if you can resonate with him well, and so on.
When you meet with your opportunity zones attorney for the first time, you should ask him a few questions. Please prepare these questions in time because these will help you understand if you want to work with this lawyer or not. Some of these questions could be the following:
- What is your primary specialty? Do you specialize in opportunity zone programs and other such related legal matters?
- For many years have you been practicing? Do you consider that it is worth investing in opportunity zones?
- Can I reach you whenever needed via phone/chat for any questions or concerns I may have?
- When do I need to pay? What is your fee? Do you charge upfront?
These are only a few examples, but you can certainly ask your attorney whatever you wish. Prepare these questions in time so you will not spend too much time thinking about what to ask the attorney during your initial meeting.
Whenever he answers your questions, the attorney should be confident and honest. You can even take time to reflect at home on what has been said and see if you like the attorney personally.
The worst thing you can do is consider hiring a lawyer only based on the prices charged. The attorney should explain to you in detail the fees he charges so that you can clearly understand how much you must pay in the end. Some possible ways your lawyer can charge you include a flat rate, contingency fee (percentage based), hourly rate, or retainer (the price that you pay upfront).