Cover Your Legal Bases Corcoran CA

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.

Dorinda J M Ohnstad
(559) 904-2344
Po Box 1938
Hanford, CA
Specialties
Business
Education
Univ Of Washington Sol,Univ Of California Davis
State Licensing
California

Kathleen M. Phillips
(559) 687-7500
253 North L Street
Tulare, CA
Specialties
Mediation, Wills, Business, Contracts, Employment
Education
San Joaquin College of Law
State Licensing
California

Michael John Noland
(559) 584-3337
219 N Douty St
Hanford, CA
Specialties
Business, Employment, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Education
Western State Univ,University of the Pacific
State Licensing
California

Kahn, David W - Kahn Soares & Conway Llp
(559) 584-3337
219 North Douty Street
Hanford, CA

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Edward Carrol Muns
(619) 699-0700
2241 Kettner Blvd #200
San Diego, CA
Specialties
Tax, Business, Real Estate
Education
UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall,Univ of Arizona
State Licensing
California

Joseph Lewis Horswill
(559) 686-3861
Po Box 29, 791 N Cherry St
Tulare, CA
Specialties
Business
Education
Western State Univ,California St Univ Fresno
State Licensing
California

Kathleen M. Phillips
(559) 687-7500
253 North L Street
Tulare, CA
Specialties
Mediation, Wills, Business, Contracts, Employment
Education
San Joaquin College of Law
State Licensing
California

Michael Anthony Dias
(559) 585-7330
502 W Grangeville Blvd
Hanford, CA
Specialties
Tax, Business, Criminal Defense, Employment, Estate Planning, Family, Real Estate, Litigation
Education
San Joaquin COL,California St Univ Fresno
State Licensing
California

Steven John Cramer
1111 BROADWAY STE 1500
OAKLAND, CA
Specialties
Corporate, Commercial, Real Estate
Education
University of Santa Clara,University of California - Los Angeles
State Licensing
California

Richard K. Circuit
1205 PROSPECT ST STE 400
LA JOLLA, CA
Specialties
Business, Tax, Trademark Application, Copyright Application, Corporate
Education
New York University School of Law,University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law,Brigham Young Unive
State Licensing
California

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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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