Cover Your Legal Bases Eden Prairie MN

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.

Carol Rose Mcquay Moss
(952) 941-4005
10400 Viking Dr #500
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Personal Injury, Litigation, Business
State Licensing
Minnesota

Timothy O Davis
(952) 941-4005
10400 Viking Dr #500
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate
State Licensing
Minnesota

Phillip James Ashfield
(952) 995-9500
775 Prairie Center Dr., #400
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Litigation, Commercial
State Licensing
Minnesota

Ernest Patrick Shriver
(952) 995-9500
775 PRAIRIE CENTER DR STE 400
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN
Specialties
Corporate, Intellectual Property, Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Markets And Services
Education
University of Minnesota Law School,Saint John's University
State Licensing
Minnesota

Robert R Fafinski Jr
(952) 995-9500
775 Prairie Center Dr, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Markets And Services, Aviation
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,University of Saint Thomas
State Licensing
Minnesota

Mark Edward Rath
(952) 941-4005
10400 Viking Dr #500
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Civil Rights
State Licensing
Minnesota

John Matthew Berner
(952) 941-4005
10400 Viking Dr Ste 500
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Litigation
State Licensing
Minnesota

Karin Anne Keitel
(925) 833-7221
Mn002-0100, 12125 Technology Dr
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Business, Antitrust, Intellectual Property
Education
Yale Law School,Williams Coll
State Licensing
California, Minnesota

David M Anderson
(952) 200-2460
Po Box 44504
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Business
State Licensing
Minnesota

Tara J Anderson
(952) 995-9500
775 Prairie Center Drive, Ste. 400
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Aviation, Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions
State Licensing
Minnesota

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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