Cover Your Legal Bases Derry NH

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.

Donald L. Blaszka Jr.
(603) 434-4125
23 BIRCH ST
DERRY, NH
Specialties
Criminal Defense, DUI, Business
Education
Suffolk University Law School,Lehigh University
State Licensing
Massachusetts, New Hampshire

Michael Bradford Tule
(603) 628-1290
900 Elm Street, PO Box 326
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Peter Anthony Nieves
(603) 627-8134
1000 Elm Street, Po Box 3701
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Business, Intellectual Property
Education
Franklin Pierce College (NH)
State Licensing
Georgia

Louis Dmytro DeMato
(603) 628-1485
900 ELM STREET PO BOX 326
MANCHESTER, NH
Specialties
Business, Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions
State Licensing
Massachusetts

James Scott LaMontagne
(603) 627-8102
1000 Elm Street
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Chapter 11, Commercial, Telecommunications
State Licensing
Massachusetts

William V. A. Zorn
(603) 628-1340
900 ELM STREET PO BOX 326
MANCHESTER, NH
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Tax
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Aaron Rozenek
(603) 628-1489
900 Elm Street, PO Box 326
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Business, Banking, Corporate
Education
Suffolk University Law School,University of California - San Diego
State Licensing
Massachusetts, New Hampshire

John Everett Rich Jr
(603) 628-1438
900 Elm St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Employee Benefits, Business, Estate Planning
State Licensing
Connecticut

Jessica A Lamb
(603) 627-8295
1000 Elm Street, PO Box 3701
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Health Care, Corporate, Tax
Education
New England School of Law,University of New Hampshire
State Licensing
Massachusetts, New Hampshire

David Kilburn Moynihan
(781) 904-2722
900 Elm Street, PO Box 326
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Real Estate, Business, Contracts
State Licensing
Massachusetts

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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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