Cover Your Legal Bases Chillicothe OH

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.

Mark A. Preston
(740) 775-2222
280 Yoctangee Parkway
Chillicothe, OH
 
Claire Fried Drake
(740) 775-2222
280 Yoctangee Parkway
Chillicothe, OH
 
Michael Joseph Anthony jr
(614) 340-0011
555 S FRONT ST STE 320
COLUMBUS, OH
Specialties
Business, Contracts
Education
Capital University Law School,Cedarville University
State Licensing
Ohio

David Curtin Krock
(419) 247-1679
ONE SEAGATE, 24TH FLOOR PO BOX 10032
TOLEDO, OH
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Probate, Tax
Education
University of Toledo College of Law,Bowling Green State University
State Licensing
Ohio

Tyler Lee Mathews
(216) 348-5742
600 Superior Ave E Ste 2100
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Business, Commercial, Litigation, Class Action
Education
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law,Albion College
State Licensing
Michigan, Ohio

James L. Mann
(740) 775-2222
280 Yoctangee Parkway
Chillicothe, OH
 
Don E Fuller
(740) 773-1875
19 W 2ND St
Chillicothe, OH

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John Anthony Borell Jr.
4 SEAGATE FOUR SEAGATE
TOLEDO, OH
Specialties
Commercial, Corporate, Contracts, Business, Health Care
Education
University of Toledo,University of Toledo
State Licensing
Ohio

Donald Timothy Hughes
250 CIVIC CENTER DR STE 500
COLUMBUS, OH
Specialties
Business, Franchising, Intellectual Property, Workers Compensation
Education
Cleveland-Marshal College of Law,Kent State University
State Licensing
Ohio

Shelley Marie Pratt
(440) 576-3662
25 West Jefferson St
Jefferson, OH
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Business, Civil Rights, Debt Collection, Fraud
Education
University of Akron
State Licensing
Ohio

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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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