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 Price Chaney Jr
(877) 450-1818
P. O. BOX 1405 526 MAIN ST
ARKADELPHIA, AR
Specialties
Personal Injury, Defective & Dangerous Products, Business
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
State Licensing
Arkansas

Greg S. Scharlau
(479) 582-5711
211 E DICKSON ST
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Specialties
Energy, International Law, Corporate
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,University of Texas System, Au
State Licensing
Arkansas

William Gary Wright
(870) 246-6796
303 PROFESSIONAL PARK DRIVE PO BOX 947
ARKADELPHIA, AR
Specialties
Insurance, Defective & Dangerous Products, Banking, Corporate, Personal Injury
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,Henderson State University
State Licensing
Arkansas

Adam Hale Crow
(501) 375-9131
120 E 4TH ST
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Tax, Corporate
Education
New York University School of Law,New York University School of Law,University of Arkansas at Little
State Licensing
Arkansas

Eric Berger
(479) 631-3281
903 N 47TH ST STE 101
ROGERS, AR
Specialties
Commercial, Litigation, Defective & Dangerous Products, Banking, Bankruptcy
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,Arkansas State University, Jon
State Licensing
Arkansas

Brandon Carter Robinson
(870) 534-5532
P.O. BOX 8505 315 E 8TH AVE
PINE BLUFF, AR
Specialties
Insurance, Litigation, Commercial, State, Local And Municipal Law, Government
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,University of Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

Charles Claiborne Price
(501) 212-1309
200 W CAPITOL AVE STE 2300
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Corporate, Securities Offerings, Health Care
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,Hendrix College,University of
State Licensing
Arkansas

Joshua S. Bryant
(479) 286-1129
609 SW 8TH ST STE 600
BENTONVILLE, AR
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Family, Business, Estate Planning, Speeding Ticket
Education
University of Arkansas School of Law
Henderson State University
State Licensing
Arkansas

Stephen W. Butler
(479) 621-0006
(EVEN Range 200 - 298) S 2ND ST
ROGERS, AR
Specialties
Estate Planning, Tax, Securities Offerings, Probate, Corporate
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
State Licensing
Arkansas

Kent R. Walker
(501) 372-1242
300 S SPRING ST STE 400
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Oil & Gas, Business, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Sexual Harassment
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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