Cover Your Legal Bases Dover DE

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.

Kevin M Baird
(302) 677-0061
103 S. Bradford Street
Dover, DE
Specialties
Administrative Law, Litigation, Business, Estate Planning
Education
University of Illinois College of Law,Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,State Univ
State Licensing
Delaware

Adam M Perza
(302) 734-7401
225 South State Street
Dover, DE
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Landlord & Tenant, Business, Real Estate, Wills
Education
Duquesne University School of Law,University of Delaware
State Licensing
Delaware

William S Hudson
(302) 734-7401
225 South State Street
Dover, DE
Specialties
Family, Corporate, Real Estate
Education
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law,Dickinson College
State Licensing
Delaware

Bonnie M Benson
(302) 697-4900
306 E. CAMDEN-WYOMING AVENUE
Camden, DE
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Real Estate
Education
American University, Washington College of Law,Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
State Licensing
Delaware

Nicholas I Froio
(302) 984-6156
1313 N. MARKET STREET, P.O. BOX 951
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Business, Administrative Law, Commercial
State Licensing
Delaware

R. Brandon Jones
(302) 734-7401
225 South State Street
Dover, DE
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Personal Injury
Education
University of Virginia School of Law,University of Delaware
State Licensing
Delaware

Constantine F Malmberg III
(302) 672-5600
30 The Green
Dover, DE
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Corporate, Real Estate, Personal Injury
Education
Widener University School of Law,University of Delaware
State Licensing
Delaware

Christopher M Holmon
(302) 227-9441
309 Rehoboth Avenue
Dover, DE
Specialties
Financial Markets And Services, Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Wills
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,University of California - Irvine
State Licensing
Delaware

Patrick Scanlon
(302) 424-1996
203 NE Front Street, Suite 101
Milford, DE
Specialties
Debt Collection, Corporate, Business, Real Estate
Education
Duquesne University,Duquesne University,Rutgers University School of Law
State Licensing
Delaware

Norman C Griffiths
(302) 252-3642
1007 North Orange Street, P.O. Box 2207
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Litigation
Education
Villanova University School of Law,University of Delaware
State Licensing
Delaware

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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