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.

Steve Bauman
(ODD Range 401 - 499) W CAPITOL AVE
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Estate Planning, Real Estate, Corporate, LLC, Tax
Education
New York University,Tulane University,Tulane University
State Licensing
Arkansas

Barry Joseph Jewell
(501) 907-6800
1401 W CAPITOL AVE STE 247
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Employee Benefits, Tax, Franchising, Corporate, Estate Planning
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,University of Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

Rick E Woods
(479) 695-2444
115 N Block Ave
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Personal Injury, Business, Banking
Education
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
State Licensing
Arkansas, Colorado

Mark Wilson Hodge
(501) 372-5800
400 W CAPITOL AVE STE 2840
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Real Estate, Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business, Energy
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,Ouachita Baptist University
State Licensing
Arkansas

Anne S. Parker
425 W CAPITOL AVE STE 1800
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Corporate, Financial Markets And Services, Health Care, Securities Offerings
Education
Arkansas State University,University of Arkansas - Little Rock,University of Kentucky
State Licensing
Arkansas

Troy Anthony Price
(501) 212-1313
200 W CAPITOL AVE STE 2300
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Employee Benefits, Employment, Appeals
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,Arkansas State University, Jon
State Licensing
Arkansas

David Edward Johnson
(501) 212-1301
200 W CAPITOL AVE STE 2300
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Litigation, Business
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,Georgetown University
State Licensing
Arkansas

Jenny Thompson Garrett
(479) 464-5650
5414 PINNACLE POINT DR STE 500
ROGERS, AR
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Insurance
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,Louisiana Tech University
State Licensing
Arkansas

Keith Byron Hall
(501) 374-4899
220 W. 6th, Ste 1000
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Business, Criminal Defense, Family
Education
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville,University Of South Carolina
State Licensing
Arkansas, Texas

Stephen Preston Bilheimer
(501) 376-2919
10601 Interstate Highway 30
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Business
Education
University of Arkansas: Fayet
State Licensing
Texas

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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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