Legal expenses refer to the fees, costs and expenses of any kind incurred by any person compensated in this document and their lawyer when investigating, preparing, defending, or providing evidence, submitting documents, or taking other action with respect to any threatened or asserted claim. A common category of legal expenses is operating expenses. This includes costs associated with running your business on a daily basis, such as rent, utilities and payroll. If the legal services you're paying for are related to the operation of your business, they likely fall into this category.
Under common law rules, anyone who provides services for you is your employee if you have the power to dictate what will be done and how it will be done. Learn more about legal employees and how to determine if someone qualifies as an employee.
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In the United States, an independent legal entity (SLE) refers to a type of legal entity with independent responsibility. Any company is configured as an SLE to legally separate it from the person or owner, such as a limited liability company or a corporation.
The lawyer determines that he is not competent to continue representing the client in a matter. While clients generally have the absolute right to fire their attorneys, with or without cause, attorneys don't have the same right.