What’s an E-commerce Lawyer and do I need one?

Who is this article for?

  • Individuals looking to start an e-commerce business
  • E-commerce businesses looking to hire a lawyer

If you are thinking of starting an e-commerce-based business, you must be considering whether you require the services of a lawyer, specifically an e-commerce lawyer. While there is no clear-cut answer to this and this depends upon the needs of your particular e-commerce business, we will use this article as an opportunity to explain to you the benefits of retaining an e-commerce lawyer for your e-commerce business.

Incorporation and Business Organization

An e-commerce lawyer can assist you with the incorporation of your business. Setting up your business as a corporation can help you with the reducing personal liability, assist with tax planning, and make business structuring easier such as the selling of equity. Further, an e-commerce lawyer can assist you in drawing up a shareholder or founder agreement between you and your partners. Such an agreement can prevent disputes and issues which may arise during the growth of the e-commerce business.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions are a vital component to your e-commerce business. Terms and conditions, or otherwise known as terms of use or terms of service, are the contract terms which govern the relationship between you and your customers. If you find yourself in a dispute or issue with a customer, you can fall back on your terms and conditions to defend your position. To ensure that you are well protected please ensure that your terms and conditions are drawn up by a qualified e-commerce lawyer. For more information about our terms and conditions services, please click here.

Ongoing Support

E-commerce lawyers can provide you with ongoing support as you grow and scale your e-commerce business. For example, if you encounter payment or chargeback disputes with your customers an e-commerce lawyer will be able to provide you with strategic advice and planning to deescalate the dispute and prevent further liability.

If you have any more questions about starting an e-commerce business or you are still deciding whether you should retain an e-commerce lawyer for your e-commerce business, feel free to contact our team of lawyers for a free consultation which is completely cost free and hassle free. Our lawyers may be reached at info@falconlawyers.ca.

Raz Toor, Lawyer

April 22, 2022

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