Cover Your Legal Bases Dillon SC

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.

James Hayes Walsh
(864) 594-5326
100 Dunbar Street, Suite 200
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Business, Real Estate
Education
University of South Carolina School of Law,Wofford College
State Licensing
South Carolina

Thomas H Pope III
(803) 276-2532
1508 College Street, P.O. Box 190
Newberry, SC
Specialties
Personal Injury, Class Action, Business, Litigation, Ethics
Education
University of South Carolina School of Law,University of the South
State Licensing
South Carolina

Terrence Robert Real
(843) 238-5141
P.O. Drawer 14607
Surfside Beach, SC
Specialties
Business, Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Family
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,Kent State University,University of Chicago
State Licensing
South Carolina

Martin S. Driggers Sr.
(843) 332-5151
P.O. Box 1439
Hartsville, SC
Specialties
Business, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning, Family, Personal Injury
Education
University of South Carolina School of Law,Clemson University
State Licensing
South Carolina

Steven B LeFevre
(864) 225-4000
207 E. Calhoun St.
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Workers Compensation, Business, Litigation
Education
University of South Carolina School of Law,University of Georgia
State Licensing
South Carolina

Albert John Dooley III
(803) 359-2547
218 E Main Street
Lexington, SC
Specialties
Real Estate, Corporate, Litigation
Education
University of South Carolina School of Law,Clemson University,University of South Carolina
State Licensing
South Carolina

Roberts Vaux
(843) 705-2888
P.O. Drawer 769
Bluffton, SC
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Business, Personal Injury, Family, Real Estate
Education
University of South Carolina School of Law,University of South Carolina
State Licensing
South Carolina

Edward D Sullivan
(803) 255-0459
1330 Lady Street (29201), Post Office Box 12487
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Banking, Financial Markets And Services, Corporate
Education
University of South Carolina School of Law,University of South Carolina,University of South Carolina
State Licensing
DC, South Carolina

Matthew Niemiec
(803) 547-6618
238 Rockmont Dr.
Ft. Mill, SC
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Family, Child Custody, Criminal Defense
Education
University of South Carolina School of Law
State Licensing
South Carolina

David Sanford Wyatt
(864) 250-9780
935, South Main Street, Suite 203, 935 S. Main
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Real Estate, Entertainment, Litigation
Education
South Carolina School of Law
Clemson University
State Licensing
South Carolina

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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