Cover Your Legal Bases Forrest City AR

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 Howard Henry
425 W CAPITOL AVE STE 1800
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Lawsuits & Disputes, Bankruptcy, Litigation, Commercial
Education
University of Arkansas,University of Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

Philip Miron
(501) 376-8222
200 LOUISIANA ST
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Tax, Estate Planning, Employee Benefits
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,University of Arkansas - Fayet
State Licensing
Arkansas

James F. Gramling Jr
(870) 935-5847
401 S MAIN ST
JONESBORO, AR
Specialties
Family, Real Estate, Business, Appeals, Estate Planning
Education
Vanderbilt University Law School,Hendrix College
State Licensing
Arkansas

Richard A. Williams
(ODD Range 401 - 499) W CAPITOL AVE
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Tax, Corporate, Real Estate, Litigation
Education
University of Texas,University of Texas
State Licensing
Arkansas

Anton Leo Janik Jr.
425 W CAPITOL AVE STE 1800
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Commercial, Tax, Insurance, Litigation, Class Action
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,Middlebury College,University of Denver
State Licensing
Arkansas, Colorado

Kevin R. Burns
(501) 375-9131
120 E 4TH ST
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Financial Markets And Services, Corporate, Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Offerings
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,Georgia Institute of Technology
State Licensing
Arkansas, Georgia

James Gregory Crumpton
(501) 941-1938
1102 S PINE ST STE 9
CABOT, AR
Specialties
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Business, Litigation, Construction
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
State Licensing
Arkansas

Roger Todd Wooten
101 S. Spring Street, Suite 410
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Litigation, Defective & Dangerous Products, Business, Insurance, Employment
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,University of Missouri - Kansas City School
State Licensing
Arkansas

Kelly M. Degostin
(501) 372-0800
(ODD Range 101 - 199) CENTER ST
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Estate Planning, Corporate, State, Local And Municipal Law, Banking, Real Estate
Education
New York University School of Law,University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,College of
State Licensing
Arkansas

Peter G. Estes III
(479) 521-4444
19 E. DICKSON ST. PO BOX 3710
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Specialties
Family, Business, Real Estate, Civil Rights, General Practice
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
State Licensing
Arkansas

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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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