Cover Your Legal Bases Arlington VA

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.

Lori Kristiane Murphy
(703) 525-4000
Suite 700, 2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Land Use & Zoning, Business, Estate Planning
State Licensing
Virginia

Stuart Walter Nolan Jr.
(703) 465-2361
Suite 101, 4121 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Media, Commercial, Telecommunications
State Licensing
Virginia

Ronald A Feuerstein
(703) 525-4000
2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate
State Licensing
DC

Barbara Ann Hynak
(703) 892-4989
812 South Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Intellectual Property, Corporate, Real Estate
Education
Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law,Murray State University
State Licensing
Virginia

David Alan Sattler
(703) 504-2100
1530 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Business
Education
William & Mary Law School,University of Virginia
State Licensing
Virginia

Paul Christopher Mueller
(703) 969-0046
414 S Illinois St
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Business, Antitrust, Contracts, Corporate, Social Security, International Law, Real Estate
State Licensing
Washington

Roberta Koss
(703) 562-2469
3501 Fairfax Drive, Vs-B-7044
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Appeals, Corporate, Bankruptcy, Employment, Litigation
Education
University of Georgia
State Licensing
DC, Georgia

David B Fischer
(703) 741-5232
1300 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Environmental, Corporate, Defective & Dangerous Products
Education
Northwestern University,University of Maryland, College Park,University of North Carolina, Chapel Hi
State Licensing
DC

Arianna Gleckel
(703) 525-4000
2300 Wilson Boulevard, 7th Floor
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Business, Land Use & Zoning, Litigation
State Licensing
DC

Kathryn Bridget Codd
(202) 639-6536
#816, 1531 N. Pierce St.
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Litigation, Tax, Commercial
State Licensing
Virginia

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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