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.

Jacob Glenn Samad
(513) 721-3330
7 West Seventh Street, Suite 1400
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Business, Family, Estate Planning
Education
University of Pittsburgh
State Licensing
Ohio

Vincent Boyd Stamp
(513) 977-8264
255 E 5TH ST CHEMED CTR
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Commercial, Environmental, Litigation
Education
Notre Dame Law School,Bellarmine College
State Licensing
Ohio

Brian Thomas Giles
(513) 345-1745
441 Vine St
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Tax, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, Class Action, Litigation, Corporate
Education
Miami University of Ohio,University of Kentucky
State Licensing
Florida, Ohio

Barry Francis Fagel
312 WALNUT ST STE 2300
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Litigation, Insurance, Commercial, Construction, Public Finance
Education
University of Cincinnati College of Law,Xavier University
State Licensing
Ohio

Cors & Bassett LLC
(513) 852-8200
537 East Pete Rose Way
Cincinnati, OH

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Sterling Wiggs Colvin
(513) 977-8642
255 E 5TH ST CHEMED CTR
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Corporate, Real Estate, Construction
Education
Northern Kentucky University - Salmon P. Chase College of Law,University of Kentucky
State Licensing
Ohio

Scott Robert Brown
(513) 651-6995
201 E 5TH ST PNC CENTER
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Construction, Litigation, Personal Injury, Insurance, Business
Education
University of Cincinnati,Salmon P. Chase College of Law
State Licensing
Ohio

Terence Richard Coates
(513) 621-0267
1513 Fourth & Vine Tower, One West Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Litigation, Class Action, Commercial
Education
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
State Licensing
Ohio

Karen Kreider Gaunt
(513) 579-6525
1 E 4TH ST STE 1400
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Intellectual Property
Education
University of Cincinnati College of Law,Denison University
State Licensing
Ohio

James Anthony Tomaszewski Jr.
312 WALNUT ST STE 2300
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Commercial, Business
Education
University of Cincinnati College of Law,Xavier University
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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