Cover Your Legal Bases Brookfield WI

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.

Robert W. Stack
(262) 754-3700
16535 W Bluemound Rd # 230
Brookfield, WI
Specialties
Chapter 13, Estate Planning, Business, Chapter 7
Education
Nashville School of Law,Marquette University,University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
State Licensing
Tennessee, Wisconsin

Sandy Swartzberg
(262) 754-2860
13935 BISHOPS DR
BROOKFIELD, WI
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Probate, Family, Mergers & Acquisitions
Education
University of Wisconsin Law School ,University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Charles H. McMullen
(262) 754-2875
13935 BISHOPS DR
BROOKFIELD, WI
Specialties
Business
Education
Yale Law School ,University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Saul N. Winsten
(262) 754-2852
13935 BISHOPS DR
BROOKFIELD, WI
Specialties
Tax, Business, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Public Finance
Education
Drake University Law School ,Beloit College
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Rodney W. Carter
(262) 524-8500
16655 West Bluemound Road, Suite 270
Brookfield, WI
Specialties
Corporate, Real Estate, Litigation
Education
Marquette U,Carthage College
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Jascha B. Walter
(262) 754-2861
13935 BISHOPS DR
BROOKFIELD, WI
Specialties
Business, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Contracts, Internet
Education
Marquette University Law School ,University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Jacob A. Schwei
(262) 792-1122
300 N CORPORATE DR STE 330
BROOKFIELD, WI
Specialties
Family, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Business
Education
University of Wisconsin Law School
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Barry W. Szymanski
(262) 797-8560
235 N Elm Grove Rd
Brookfield, WI
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Probate, Trusts
Education
Marquette U
State Licensing
Wisconsin

John G. Movroydis
(262) 754-2846
13935 BISHOPS DR
BROOKFIELD, WI
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Probate, Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning
Education
Marquette University Law School ,University of Wisconsin, Madison
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Charles D. Schmidt
(262) 780-7180
595 N BARKER RD
BROOKFIELD, WI
Specialties
Appeals, Civil Rights, Defective & Dangerous Products, Environmental, Commercial
Education
Marquette University Law School ,University of Wisconsin, Madison
State Licensing
Wisconsin

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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