Cover Your Legal Bases Coeur D Alene 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 Scott Wing
(208) 667-4000
Spokesman Review Building, 608 Northwest Blvd., Suite 300
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Specialties
Land Use & Zoning, Litigation, Business, Securities Offerings, Real Estate
Education
University of Idaho
The George Washington University
State Licensing
Idaho

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

Mark Alan Ellingsen
(208) 667-4000
608 NORTHWEST BLVD STE 300
COEUR D ALENE, ID
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Corporate, Real Estate
Education
Willamette University College of Law,Whitman College
State Licensing
Washington

Michael Gregory Embrey
(208) 667-4000
SPOKESMAN REVIEW BUILDING 608 NORTHWEST BLVD STE 300
COEUR D ALENE, ID
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate
Education
Gonzaga University School of Law
Whitman College
State Licensing
Idaho

Jason Scott Wing
(208) 667-4000
Spokesman Review Building, 608 Northwest Blvd., Suite 300
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Specialties
Land Use & Zoning, Litigation, Business, Securities Offerings, Real Estate
Education
University of Idaho,The George Washington University
State Licensing
Idaho

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

Marc Eugene Wallace
(208) 667-2264
2370 N Merrit Creek Loop Ste 1
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Corporate, Tax, Estate Planning
State Licensing
Washington

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

Michael Gregory Embrey
(208) 667-4000
SPOKESMAN REVIEW BUILDING 608 NORTHWEST BLVD STE 300
COEUR D ALENE, ID
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate
Education
Gonzaga University School of Law,Whitman College
State Licensing
Idaho

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

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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