Cover Your Legal Bases Bartlesville OK

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.

Daniel Vaughn Carsey
(405) 272-5724
1700 One Leadership Square, 211 N Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Business
Education
University of Tulsa
State Licensing
Texas

Leif Eric Swedlow
(405) 235-8754
100 N Broadway
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Business
Education
Oklahoma City University
State Licensing
Texas

Rusty Neal Laforge
(405) 552-2235
Two Leadership Square, Tenth Floor, 211 North Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Business
Education
University of Oklahoma
State Licensing
Texas

Kent Leroy Siegrist
(918) 599-8600
Nine East Fourth Street, Suite 900
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Debt Collection, Business, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Litigation
Education
University of Oklahoma
State Licensing
Texas

James P. Niedermeyer
(918) 574-7034
One Williams Center Ste 2800
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Business
Education
University of Tulsa
State Licensing
Texas

John Charles Joyce
(918) 585-2751
515 S Main St, Ste 300
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Business, Probate
Education
University Of Tulsa
State Licensing
Texas

James Brent Hagy
(405) 557-6832
515 Central Park Dr, Ste 110 M/C E556
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Business
Education
Texas Tech University
State Licensing
Texas

Theresa Beeby Lewis
(405) 396-8555
11101 Sorentino Drive
Arcadia, OK
Specialties
Business
Education
Southern Methodist University
State Licensing
Texas

Stephen Douglas Nutt
(405) 259-9392
12135 Jaycie Cir
Midwest City, OK
Specialties
Business
Education
Stanford Univ Law School,Stanford Univ
State Licensing
California

Eric Anthony Hillerman
(918) 732-1724
One Williams Center, Suite 1900
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Business, Oil & Gas, Litigation
Education
University of Oklahoma
State Licensing
Texas

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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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