Cover Your Legal Bases Commerce City CO

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.

Kurt Steven Lewis
(303) 864-0978
2025 YORK ST
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Intellectual Property, Commercial, Entertainment
Education
University of Denver College of Law,New Mexico State University
State Licensing
Colorado

Albert Vincent Evans Jr.
(303) 427-5581
7290 SAMUEL DR STE 310
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Family, Real Estate, Business, Commercial
Education
University of Denver College of Law
State Licensing
Colorado

Jessica M Browne
(303) 861-8013
1700 BROADWAY STE 2100
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax, Securities Offerings, Real Estate
Education
University of Colorado School of Law,University of Denver College of Law,University of Texas System,
State Licensing
Colorado

Amy M Wilson
(303) 861-8013
1700 BROADWAY STE 2100
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Estate Planning, Real Estate, Business, Tax, Probate
Education
University of Denver College of Law,University of Denver College of Law,University of Nebraska
State Licensing
Colorado

Roger K Adams
(720) 233-7900
4200 East 8th Avenue, Suite 101
Denver, CO
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy
Education
University of Denver Sturm College of Law,University of Tennessee, Knoxville
State Licensing
Colorado

Rhonda R Crawford
(303) 457-9170
8326 Quivas Way
Denver, CO
Specialties
Business, Litigation
State Licensing
Colorado

Dennis Kaw
(303) 296-3377
1700 BROADWAY STE 2100
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Litigation, Commercial
Education
University of Denver College of Law,San Francisco State College
State Licensing
Colorado

Karen Jean Mathis
(303) 293-8800
MILE HIGH CENTER 1700 BROADWAY STE 1900
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Bankruptcy, Commercial, Estate Planning
Education
University of Colorado School of Law,University of Denver
State Licensing
Colorado

Thomas Dillon Birge
(303) 860-7100
1700 BROADWAY STE 1501
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Business
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,Northwestern University
State Licensing
Colorado

Marques Alexander Ivey
(303) 364-4500
9801 E COLFAX AVE STE 250
AURORA, CO
Specialties
Business, Personal Injury, Family, Criminal Defense
State Licensing
Colorado

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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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