Cover Your Legal Bases Cheboygan MI

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.

Suzanne K. Sukkar
709 W HURON ST STE 200
ANN ARBOR, MI
Specialties
Immigration, Corporate, Bankruptcy, Real Estate
Education
Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan,University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan,Uni
State Licensing
Michigan

Julie I. Fershtman
(248) 851-4111
31700 MIDDLEBELT RD STE 150
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI
Specialties
Insurance, Business, Slip and Fall Accident, Litigation, Agriculture
Education
Emory University School of Law,Emory University,Emory University
State Licensing
Michigan

Sandra Mary Yono
(248) 358-5100
29777 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 2631
Southfield, MI
Specialties
Commercial, Business, Real Estate, Litigation
State Licensing
Illinois, Michigan

Becky J. Bolles
300 S UNIVERSITY AVE
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI
Specialties
Litigation, Estate Planning, Family, Financial Markets And Services, Business
Education
Valparaiso University School of Law,Alma College
State Licensing
Michigan

Joseph E. Quandt
410 S UNION ST
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
Specialties
Environmental, Business, Real Estate
Education
Oakland University
State Licensing
Michigan

Stephen M. Denenfeld
136 E MICHIGAN AVE STE 800
KALAMAZOO, MI
Specialties
Business, Commercial, Employment, Litigation, Mediation
Education
Wayne State University,University of Michigan
State Licensing
Michigan

David L. Smith
99 MONROE AVE NW CAMPAU SQ PZ BD
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Specialties
Real Estate, Construction, Land Use & Zoning, Public Finance, Commercial
Education
Washington University School of Law,Denison University
State Licensing
Michigan

Michael R. Mccandless
1301 W LONG LAKE RD STE 250
TROY, MI
Specialties
Litigation, Ethics, Business, Insurance, Construction
Education
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law,Michigan State University
State Licensing
Michigan

Thomas H. Van Dis
(269) 383-5816
277 S Rose St Ste 5000
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Health Care, Business, Contracts
State Licensing
Michigan

Robert K. Firsten
30150 TELEGRAPH RD BINGHAM CENTER
BINGHAM FARMS, MI
Specialties
Litigation, Employment, Civil Rights, Commercial, Business
State Licensing
Michigan

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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