Cover Your Legal Bases Bear DE

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.

James P. Curran Jr.
(302) 894-1111
Conaty & Curran LLC, 220 Continental Dr Ste 215
Newark, DE
Specialties
Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate
Education
George Washington University National Law Center,University of Pennsylvania
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

Doris P Scott
(410) 398-0611
109 E Main St
Elkton, MD
Specialties
Education, Appeals, Commercial
State Licensing
Maryland

David H Parrack
(410) 398-7400
226 E MAIN ST
ELKTON, MD
Specialties
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Commercial, Probate, Land Use & Zoning
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,East Carolina University
State Licensing
Maryland

Robert Pasquale
(302) 998-0100
Doroshow Pasquale Et Al, 1202 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Litigation, Personal Injury, Insurance, Real Estate, Business
Education
Widener University School of Law,Fairleigh Dickinson University
State Licensing
Delaware, Pennsylvania

William H Lunger
(302) 888-2504
1020 N. Bancroft Parkway, Suite 100
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Estate Planning, Tax, Business
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,Widener University School of Law,Dickinson College
State Licensing
Delaware, Pennsylvania

Perry Seaman
(410) 398-7400
226 E MAIN ST
ELKTON, MD
Specialties
Real Estate, Probate, Car Accident, Business, Workers Compensation
Education
California Western School of Law,University of Delaware
State Licensing
Maryland

Dennis S Clower
(410) 398-7400
226 E MAIN ST
ELKTON, MD
Specialties
Personal Injury, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Business, Corporate
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,University of Richmond
State Licensing
Maryland

Noel C Burnham
(302) 449-5780
10 BERGER COURT
Middletown, DE
Specialties
Commercial, Financial Markets And Services, Estate Planning
Education
Boston University,Johns Hopkins University
State Licensing
Delaware

Robert C Mcdonald
(302) 888-2900
1010 North Bancroft Parkway, Suite 22
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Business, DUI
Education
Widener University School of Law,Willamette University,Willamette University
State Licensing
Delaware

Michael I Silverman
(302) 888-2900
1010 North Bancroft Parkway, Suite 22
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Workers Compensation, Corporate
Education
Widener University School of Law,Syracuse University
State Licensing
Delaware

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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