Cover Your Legal Bases Cottonwood AZ

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.

Harold L Watkins
No street address
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialties
Litigation, Commercial, Class Action
Education
Arizona State University,Northern Arizona University
State Licensing
Arizona

Stephen A Thompson
No street address
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialties
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate, Business, Corporate
Education
California Western School of Law,University of San Diego School of Law,University of Arizona
State Licensing
Arizona

Frederick M Aspey
No street address
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialties
Business, Construction, Real Estate, Commercial
Education
Arizona State University,Northern Arizona University
State Licensing
Arizona

Gary W Kazragis
(928) 282-3645
150 DRY CREEK RD
SEDONA, AZ
Specialties
Personal Injury, Commercial, Real Estate, Family, Divorce
Education
University of Dayton,University of Iowa
State Licensing
Arizona

Linda Bagley Wallace
1785 W HIGHWAY 89A STE 2I
SEDONA, AZ
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Real Estate, Construction, Landlord & Tenant
Education
Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona,University of Arizona
State Licensing
Arizona

Carson Emmons
No street address
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialties
Commercial, Landlord & Tenant, Litigation
Education
Arizona State University,Northern Arizona University
State Licensing
Arizona

Donald H Bayles Jr
No street address
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialties
Personal Injury, Health Care, Commercial
Education
Arizona State University,Claremont McKenna College
State Licensing
Arizona

Lonnie K McDowell
(928) 649-8609
850 Cove Parkway, Suite A
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialties
Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Corporate, Copyright Application, Debt Collection, Estate Planning, Probate, Trademark Infringement, Trademark Application, Trusts, Wills, Landlord & Tenant, Real Estate
Education
U OF A,Brigham Young University,Brigham Young University
State Licensing
Arizona

James N Bradley
1785 W HIGHWAY 89A STE 2I
SEDONA, AZ
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Real Estate, Construction, Landlord & Tenant
Education
University of Missouri, Columbia,University of Missouri, Kansas City
State Licensing
Arizona

Mark V. Scheehle
(602) 705-3020
7917 East Crooked Creek Trail
Prescott Valley, AZ
Specialties
Appeals, Tax, Business, Probate
Education
Texas Tech University
State Licensing
Arizona, Texas

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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