Cover Your Legal Bases Beaverton OR

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.

Ann L Fisher
(503) 721-0181
4800 Griffith Drive, Suite 125
Portland, OR
Specialties
Business, Commercial, Contracts, Real Estate, Energy
Education
Willamette University College of Law,Oregon State University
State Licensing
Oregon, Washington

Mark John Holady
(503) 646-5454
4800 Sw Griffith Dr Ste 320
Beaverton, OR
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, General Practice
State Licensing
Oregon, Washington

R Bruce Dusterhoff
(503) 641-7222
Ste 200, 9800 SW Bvtn-Hlsdale Hwy
Beaverton, OR
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Criminal Defense
State Licensing
Oregon

Steven Charles Burke
(503) 641-7222
9800 Sw Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Ste 200
Beaverton, OR
Specialties
Business, Employment, General Practice, Personal Injury, Construction, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Richard T Anderson Jr
(503) 646-9230
Ste 460, 10700 SW Bvtn-Hlsdale Hwy
Beaverton, OR
Specialties
Commercial, Media
State Licensing
Oregon

Larry D Moomaw
(503) 646-0566
Po Box 1609
Beaverton, OR
Specialties
Business, Corporate
State Licensing
Oregon, Washington

Baoqin Wang
(503) 626-7051
4900 SW GRIFFITH DR STE 165
BEAVERTON, OR
Specialties
Immigration, Corporate, Contracts
Education
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School,Jilin University Law School
State Licensing
California, Oregon

Richard Thomas Anderson Jr
(503) 646-9230
10700 Sw Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Ste 460
Beaverton, OR
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Business, General Practice, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Mark H. Peterman
(503) 686-7329
14523 Sw Millikan Way Ste 200
Beaverton, OR
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Fraud, Employment
State Licensing
Oregon, Washington

Alex Golubitsky
(503) 641-7222
9800 SW BEAVERTON HILLSDALE HWY STE 200
BEAVERTON, OR
Specialties
Personal Injury, Business, Employment, Family, Estate Planning
Education
Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School,Reed College
State Licensing
Oregon

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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