Cover Your Legal Bases Burley ID

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.

Jason David Walker
(208) 436-4717
615 H Street, P.O. Box 396
Rupert, ID
 
Jeffrey D Neumeyer
(208) 388-4177
1111 W Jefferson St Ste 510
Boise, ID
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Employment, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Brian Robert Ragen
(208) 424-7602
205 N 10th St Ste 200
Boise, ID
Specialties
Business, State, Local And Municipal Law, Land Use & Zoning
State Licensing
Washington

Richard Keating Kuck
(208) 667-3600
Po Box 1320
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Business, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Litigation
State Licensing
Colorado, Washington

Richard P Wallace
(208) 292-2691
1859 N Lakewood Dr Ste 201
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning
State Licensing
Washington

Denton P. Andrews
(208) 743-8200
111 Main St Ste 177
Lewiston, ID
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Debt Collection, Business, Criminal Defense, Employment, Workers Compensation, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Margaret Lia Milam
(208) 389-5769
391 N Ancestor Pl
Boise, ID
Specialties
Business, Antitrust, Employment, Intellectual Property, International Law
Education
USC Law School,Univ of California at Los Angeles
State Licensing
California

Denise Mooers Woodbury
(208) 267-7758
7119 2nd St, Po Box 1107
Bonners Ferry, ID
Specialties
Corporate, Intellectual Property, Trademark Application
State Licensing
Washington

C Lee Strait
(208) 765-3326
105 N 4th St Ste 210
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Corporate
State Licensing
Washington

Nicole C Snyder
(208) 342-5000
101 S Capitol Blvd Ste 1400
Boise, ID
Specialties
Business, Employment, General Practice, Real Estate
State Licensing
Washington

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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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