Cover Your Legal Bases Caldwell 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.

Joseph L Morton III
(208) 287-4433
707 E United Heritage Ct, Suite 100
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business
Education
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School,Wayland Baptist University
State Licensing
Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Washington

Paul Jamison Stark
(208) 884-1995
660 E. Franklin Road, Suite 220
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Contracts, Health Care, Wills
Education
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville
Leflar Law Center
Boise State University
State Licensing
Idaho

Mark S. Freeman
(208) 888-9111
Heritage Building, Suite 100, 77 East Idaho, P.O. Box 10
Meridian, ID
 
Dennis Milan Davis
(208) 667-4000
SPOKESMAN REVIEW BUILDING 608 NORTHWEST BLVD STE 300
COEUR D ALENE, ID
Specialties
Land Use & Zoning, Debt Collection, Business, Real Estate
Education
University of Idaho College of Law,University of Idaho
State Licensing
Idaho, Washington

Regina M Mccrea
(208) 667-8989
8596 N Wayne Dr Ste A
Hayden, ID
Specialties
Business, Insurance, Real Estate, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Paul Jamison Stark
(208) 884-1995
660 E. Franklin Road, Suite 220
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Contracts, Health Care, Wills
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,Boise State University
State Licensing
Idaho

Joseph W. Borton
(208) 888-9111
Heritage Building, Suite 100, 77 East Idaho, P.O. Box 10
Meridian, ID
 
Robert Andrew Freedman
(208) 331-0700
950 W Bannock Street, Suite 850
Boise, ID
Specialties
Corporate
Education
Stanford Law School,Bowdoin College
State Licensing
California

Michael E. Ramsden
(208) 664-5818
700 NORTHWEST BOULEVARD PO BOX 1336
COEUR D ALENE, ID
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Insurance, Civil Rights
Education
University of Idaho College of Law,University of Washington -Seattle
State Licensing
Idaho, Washington

Stephen Arthur Robertson
(208) 396-5672
Msc 314, 11307 W Chinden Blvd
Boise, ID
Specialties
Business
Education
Santa Clara Univ SOL,Univ of California Berkeley
State Licensing
California

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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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