Cover Your Legal Bases Dalton GA

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.

Jeffrey Jerome Dean
130 W KING ST
DALTON, GA
Specialties
Personal Injury, Car Accident, Wrongful Death, Business, Commercial
Education
Mercer University,University of Georgia, Athens
State Licensing
Georgia

Susan W. Bisson
225 W KING ST
DALTON, GA
Specialties
Lawsuits & Disputes, Mediation, Litigation, Corporate
Education
University of Georgia School of Law,Wake Forest University
State Licensing
Georgia

Gregory H. Kinnamon
512 South Thorton Avenue
Dalton, GA
Specialties
Business, Probate, Real Estate, Wills
Education
Mercer University,University of Georgia, Athens
State Licensing
Georgia

Daniel T. Strain Jr.
411 W CRAWFORD ST
DALTON, GA
Specialties
Real Estate, Commercial
Education
Emory University,University of Virginia
State Licensing
Georgia

Robert Gregg McCurry
(706) 279-1174
402 N. Selvidge Street, Po Box 6188
Dalton, GA
Specialties
Contracts, Debt Collection, Divorce, Commercial, Litigation, Corporate, Probate
Education
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S,Mercer University
State Licensing
Georgia

Henry C. Tharpe Jr.
225 W KING ST
DALTON, GA
Specialties
Lawsuits & Disputes, Mediation, Litigation, Corporate
Education
University of Georgia School of Law,Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
State Licensing
Georgia

James H. Phillips
411 W CRAWFORD ST
DALTON, GA
Specialties
Business, Insurance, Wills, Estate Planning, Health Care
Education
Emory University,University of Georgia, Athens,Vanderbilt University
State Licensing
Georgia

R. Leslie Waycaster Jr.
130 W KING ST
DALTON, GA
Specialties
Personal Injury, Litigation, Commercial, Business, Defective & Dangerous Products
Education
University of Georgia, Athens,Georgia State University
State Licensing
Georgia

James T. Fordham
(866) 959-9483
411 W CRAWFORD ST
DALTON, GA
Specialties
Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Commercial, Insurance, Corporate
Education
Furman University,University of Georgia, Athens,University of Georgia, Athens
State Licensing
Georgia

Harvard Henry Kranzlein Jr.
512 South Thorton Avenue
Dalton, GA
Specialties
Real Estate, Probate, Business
Education
University of Georgia, Athens,University of Georgia, Athens
State Licensing
Georgia

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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