Cover Your Legal Bases Anchorage AK

Use a two-step approach to find a good attorney. First, carefully select a firm by getting personal references and then examining the firm’s web site. The web site can give you information on that particular firm’s areas of expertise and their specialty. Also contact state bar associations to check an attorney’s bar certification.

Caroline P. Wanamaker
(907) 222-1909
Po Box 244791
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Business, Tax, Estate Planning
State Licensing
Washington

Marc Douglas Bond
(907) 263-7813
3800 Centerpoint Dr Ste 100
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Employment
State Licensing
Washington

Terri Denise Bozkaya
(907) 563-8866
3800 Centerpoint Dr Ste 601
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Employment
State Licensing
Washington

Jahna M Lindemuth
(907) 257-7828
1031 W 4th Ave Ste 600
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Litigation, Commercial, Class Action
State Licensing
Washington

Jacob A. Sonneborn
(907) 276-4331
1227 W 9th Ave # 200
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Family, Business, Litigation
Education
U Of Wisconsin
State Licensing
Alaska, California, Wisconsin

Richard Andrew Curtin
(907) 339-6600
3900 C St Ste 401
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Business, Employment, Government, Administrative Law
State Licensing
Washington

Leonard Allen Steinberg
(907) 297-3000
600 Telephone Ave
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Corporate, Administrative Law, Media, Contracts, Employment, Ethics, Litigation, Telecommunications
Education
UC Hastings COL,Univ of California Santa Cruz,Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University,Haas
State Licensing
Alaska, California

Brewster Howard Jamieson
(907) 277-9511
301 W Northern Lights Blvd Ste 301
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Maritime, Litigation, Insurance, Defective & Dangerous Products, Commercial
Education
Willamette University College of Law,Willamette University
State Licensing
Alaska, Washington

David G Shaftel
(907) 276-6015
1029 W 3rd Ave Ste 600
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Business, Tax, Estate Planning
State Licensing
Washington

Charles Edward Tulin
(907) 272-9546
529 W 3rd Ave
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Business, Personal Injury, Land Use & Zoning, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Cover Your Legal Bases

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Even if Just a Part-Time Business, it Makes Sense to Use a Legal “Professional”
By Jim R. Sapp

While you may be able to handle most of the issues that will arise in a new part-time business, you will want professional assistance for more complex legal issues. Even the smallest businesses need legal advice from the beginning. Don't wait until you have a legal problem to look for an attorney.

Selecting Process

Use a two-step approach to find a good attorney. First, carefully select a firm by getting personal references and then examining the firm’s web site. The web site can give you information on that particular firm’s areas of expertise and their specialty. Also contact state bar associations to check an attorney’s bar certification.

You don’t have the time or money to pay someone to learn about your specific industry, so find a professional who is servicing your business sector already. If your company is highly specialized, a business trade publication may list professionals who will understand your specific needs.

Second, when you have settled on one or two law firms, conduct a face-to-face interview with the candidates before you hire. Interview the specific individuals who will service your business and are close in proximity. Ask questions, such as where they went to school, what their expertise is, and if they have experience in your industry. Other good questions include:

• What is your hourly billing rate?
• How often do you increase your rate?
• Can I talk to one or two other small business people you work for?
• What types of work do you most enjoy?

Make your final selection carefully. It is expensive to switch law firms!

Issues An Attorney Can Help You With:
You should do as much for your part-time business as you can yourself; however, a lawyer should review the complex issues. To begin, write a list of exactly what you want the attorney to do for you.

Choosing a Business Structure
An attorney with small or home business expertise can assist you in selecting the structure for your business: a sole proprietorship; partnership; a corporation; or a limited liability company (LLC). An attorney can also help you complete the necessary forms to incorporate your business. Further, it’s important to have the name and address of an attorney for a loan document or any leases you need to have reviewed.

Safeguarding Intellectual Property
An attorney can also help you safeguard your intellectual property, and reserve your own Internet domain name, copyrights, trademarks, and patents. An attorney can also help you to avoid violating other companies’ copyrights, trademarks, or patents.

Conflict Mediation
An attorney can also help you mediate conflicts with consumers and with vendors before they become expensive litigation or before relationships with them are beyond repair. An attorney can also advise you on how to handle potential claims and avoid lawsuits.

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