Cover Your Legal Bases Fort Morgan CO

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.

Cathleen Hopfe Heintz
(303) 628-3307
1125 17th Street, Suite 600
Denver, CO
Specialties
Commercial, Litigation
State Licensing
Colorado

David Alan Helmer
(970) 668-0181
611 MAIN ST PO BOX 868
FRISCO, CO
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Business, Family, Corporate, State, Local And Municipal Law
Education
University of Colorado School of Law,University of Colorado
State Licensing
Colorado

Kerry Haverkamp Wallace
(970) 926-4447
105 EDWARDS VILLAGE BLVD STE D-201
EDWARDS, CO
Specialties
Litigation, Employment, Real Estate, Construction, Corporate
Education
University of Colorado School of Law,University of Notre Dame
State Licensing
Colorado

James R. Thompson
(303) 991-8000
Thompson & Thompson Llp, 4100 E Mississippi Ave #1800
Denver, CO
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Litigation, Construction
Education
University of Denver,Rutgers University School of Law
State Licensing
Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Alison G Wheeler
(303) 592-3186
1899 WYNKOOP ST
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Litigation, Corporate
Education
Harvard University Law School,Brown University
State Licensing
Colorado

William K Guest
(970) 947-1936
420 7th Street, Ste 100
Glenwood Springs, CO
Specialties
Probate, Real Estate, Tax, Estate Planning, Business
Education
University of Nebraska College of Law,University of Nebraska, Lincoln
State Licensing
Colorado

Henry Miles Cutler III
(970) 282-7747
919 Milan Terrace
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Business
Education
University of Texas
State Licensing
Texas

Daniel F Wake
(303) 285-5300
1660 17th St., Suite 450
Denver, CO
Specialties
Securities Offerings, Commercial, Employment
Education
Stanford Law School,University of Arizona
State Licensing
Colorado, DC

Lauren Adrienne Romer
(720) 566-4093
380 INTERLOCKEN CRES STE 900
BROOMFIELD, CO
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Securities Offerings, Venture Capital
Education
University of Denver College of Law,Duke University,Florida State University
State Licensing
Colorado

Ryan E Warren
(720) 377-0726
1660 LINCOLN ST STE 3000
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Corporate, Construction
Education
Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law,George Mason University
State Licensing
Colorado

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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