Cover Your Legal Bases Eatonton 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.

Laura Rice Gailey
1139 GREENSBORO RD
EATONTON, GA
Specialties
Litigation, Corporate, Real Estate
Education
Walter F. George/Mercer Law School,Agnes Scott College
State Licensing
Georgia

YOUNG ADULT TRAINING CENTER
(229) 630-4560
500 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DR
VALDOSTA, GA
 
Matthew Allen Dickason
100 GALLERIA PKWY SE STE 1850
ATLANTA, GA
Specialties
Contracts, Real Estate, Business, Entertainment
Education
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law,Ohio University
State Licensing
Georgia

Jason William Eakes
125 TOWNPARK DR NW STE 300
KENNESAW, GA
Specialties
Corporate, Commercial, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Litigation
Education
George Mason University,University of Dayton
State Licensing
Georgia

Robert E. Casey Jr.
6 CONCOURSE PKWY NE STE 2200
ATLANTA, GA
Specialties
Commercial, Contracts, Employment, Discrimination, Construction
Education
University of Michigan Law School,University of Iowa
State Licensing
Georgia

Brandy Turk Huskins
(706) 485-2411
114 1/2 W. Marion Street
Eatonton, GA
Specialties
Real Estate, Commercial, Residential
Education
University of Georgia
State Licensing
Georgia

Leamon Roy Holliday III
(912) 644-5750
447 BULL ST
SAVANNAH, GA
Specialties
Maritime, Corporate, Environmental, Intellectual Property, Employment
Education
University of Georgia, Athens
State Licensing
Georgia

Jill Deutchman Prussack
260 PEACHTREE ST NW STE 2700
ATLANTA, GA
Specialties
Business
Education
University of Georgia School of Law,Boston University
State Licensing
Georgia

Elizabeth Anne Loyd
(404) 420-4304
1500 Marquis Two Tower, 285 Peachtree Center Ave Ne
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Litigation, Commercial, Tax
Education
University of Texas
State Licensing
Georgia

Linwood Robert Lovett
3608 VINEVILLE AVE
MACON, GA
Specialties
Commercial, Personal Injury, Environmental, Land Use & Zoning, Construction
Education
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law,University of Georgia, Athens,University of Georg
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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