Cover Your Legal Bases Fort Thomas KY

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.

Thomas B. Bruns
105 E 4TH ST STE 1400
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Insurance, Business, Construction, Personal Injury, Ethics
Education
University of Cincinnati College of Law,Miami University of Ohio
State Licensing
Ohio

Lori Ellen Jeffries
(513) 357-9658
425 WALNUT ST STE 1800
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Business, Financial Markets And Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Securities Offerings
Education
Miami University of Ohio,Salmon P. Chase College of Law
State Licensing
Ohio

Sean Patrick Callan
(513) 977-8298
255 E 5TH ST CHEMED CTR
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Corporate, Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Construction
Education
University of Cincinnati College of Law,Dartmouth College
State Licensing
Ohio

Robert William Buechner
FOURTH & WALNUT CENTRE 105 E 4TH ST STE 300
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Estate Planning, Tax, Corporate
Education
Princeton University,University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
State Licensing
Florida, Ohio

Michael Robert Oestreicher
(513) 352-6631
312 Walnut Street, Suite 1400
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Business, International Law, Intellectual Property
Education
Boston University
State Licensing
Ohio

Noah Jazowick Stern
(513) 977-8460
255 E 5TH ST CHEMED CTR
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Corporate, Family, Tax, Employment, Employee Benefits
Education
New York University School of Law,University of California - Berkeley,Indiana University
State Licensing
Ohio

Mark J. Jahnke
(513) 977-3435
255 E 5TH ST CHEMED CTR
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Corporate, Business, Tax, Health Care, Mergers & Acquisitions
Education
Northwestern University School of Law,Ohio State University, Columbus,Ohio State University, Columbu
State Licensing
Ohio

Kevin Kendall Malof
(513) 651-6431
201 E 5TH ST PNC CENTER
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Construction, Commercial, Real Estate
Education
Miami University of Ohio,Salmon P. Chase College of Law
State Licensing
Ohio

Michael Scott Jones
511 WALNUT ST FIFTH THIRD BANK CENTER
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Lawsuits & Disputes, Bankruptcy, Business, Construction, Insurance
Education
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge,University of Cincinnati
State Licensing
Ohio

Terrence Allen Mire
250 E 5TH ST CHIQUITA BUILDING
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Financial Markets And Services, Corporate, Estate Planning, Probate, Construction
Education
Florida State University,University of Cincinnati
State Licensing
Ohio

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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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