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.

Claire Fried Drake
(740) 775-2222
280 Yoctangee Parkway
Chillicothe, OH
 
James L. Mann
(740) 775-2222
280 Yoctangee Parkway
Chillicothe, OH
 
Richard David Lameier
(513) 533-2032
3074 MADISON RD
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Litigation, Personal Injury, Probate
Education
University of Cincinnati College of Law,University of Cincinnati
State Licensing
Ohio

Jennie Louise Church
(216) 479-6129
1375 E 9TH ST ONE CLEVELAND CENTER
CLEVELAND, OH
Specialties
Real Estate, Commercial, Antitrust
Education
Cornell University,University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
State Licensing
Ohio

Toby K. Henderson
1900 KETTERING TOWER
DAYTON, OH
Specialties
Real Estate, Business, Commercial, Health Care, Construction
Education
Ball State University,University of Dayton
State Licensing
Ohio

Mark A. Preston
(740) 775-2222
280 Yoctangee Parkway
Chillicothe, OH
 
Don E Fuller
(740) 773-1875
19 W 2ND St
Chillicothe, OH

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Michael Edward Elliott
(216) 696-2877
925 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Business, Financial Markets And Services, Franchising, Commercial
Education
Case Western Reserve University School of Law,Kenyon College
State Licensing
Florida, Ohio

Jan Lee Roller
(216) 348-1700
108 MAIN AVE SW STE 1000
WARREN, OH
Specialties
Business, Ethics, Litigation
Education
Denison University
State Licensing
Ohio

Christopher Jon Hubbert
(216) 736-7215
1301 E 9TH ST GALLERIA/TOWER AT ERIEVW
CLEVELAND, OH
Specialties
Corporate, Securities Offerings, Intellectual Property
Education
Case Western Reserve University
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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