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.

Travis H Perry
(970) 242-5100
300 Main Street, Suite 202
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Elder Law
State Licensing
Colorado

Daniel William Glasser
(303) 291-3200
1700 LINCOLN ST STE 2900
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Commercial, Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property, Construction
Education
University of Wyoming College of Law,University of Wyoming
State Licensing
Colorado

Peter Wentworth Bullard
(970) 223-5900
375 E HORSETOOTH RD
FORT COLLINS, CO
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business
Education
Indiana University,Indiana University School of Law
State Licensing
Colorado

Jeffrey M Knetsch
(303) 223-1160
410 17TH ST FL 22
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Business
Education
University of Southern California Law School,University of Virginia
State Licensing
Colorado

Kit Barron Bradshaw
(303) 601-5651
355 S. Teller St., Suite 200
Lakewood, CO
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Investment Fraud, International Law
Education
Woodrow Wilson College of Law
State Licensing
Georgia, Texas

Tamir Goldstein
(303) 299-8410
633 17th Street, Ste 3000
Denver, CO
Specialties
Real Estate, Commercial, Litigation
State Licensing
Colorado

Michael J Katz
(303) 790-4103
13710 E. Rice Place
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Business, Franchising, Real Estate
Education
University of Colorado School of Law,University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
State Licensing
Colorado

Brett Marshall Godfrey
(303) 228-0700
9557 South Kingston Court
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Aviation, Commercial, Lawsuits & Disputes, Defective & Dangerous Products, Insurance
Education
University of Tulsa College of Law,University of Wyoming
State Licensing
Colorado, Texas, Wyoming

Sharon E Caulfield
(303) 443-8010
1800 BROADWAY ST STE 200
BOULDER, CO
Specialties
Business, Employment, Health Care
Education
University of Colorado School of Law,University of Colorado - Boulder
State Licensing
Colorado

Craig Edward Troyer
(720) 875-5400
12300 Liberty Boulevard
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Business
Education
University of Chicago
State Licensing
Colorado, 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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