Cover Your Legal Bases Gillette WY

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 E. Lubnau II
(307) 682-1313
300 South Gillette Avenue, Suite 2000, P.O. Box 1028
Gillette, WY
Specialties
Health Care, Oil & Gas, Banking, Business, Litigation
State Licensing
Wyoming

R. Douglas Dumbrill
(307) 682-1313
300 South Gillette Avenue, Suite 2000, P.O. Box 1028
Gillette, WY
 
J. David Horning
(216) 332-0038
300 South Gillette Avenue, Suite 2000, P.O. Box 1028
Gillette, WY
 
Daniel B. Bailey
(307) 682-1313
300 South Gillette Avenue, Suite 2000, P.O. Box 1028
Gillette, WY
 
Kathryn Elizabeth Kisska-Schulze
(307) 635-0710
2120 Carey Avenue, Suite 300, P.O. Box 87
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Tax, Administrative Law, Business, Probate, Trusts
Education
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law,University of Wyoming College of Law,Radford
State Licensing
Wyoming

J. David Horning
(307) 682-1313
300 South Gillette Avenue, Suite 2000, P.O. Box 1028
Gillette, WY
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Commercial
Education
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law,Miami University of Ohio
State Licensing
Ohio, Wyoming

Thomas E. Lubnau II
(307) 682-1313
300 South Gillette Avenue, Suite 2000, P.O. Box 1028
Gillette, WY
 
Boyd M. McMaster
(307) 685-6426
2201 South Douglas Highway, Suite 160
Gillette, WY
 
Patrick E. Carpenter
(307) 682-1444
511 South Kendrick Avenue, P.O. Box 1148
Gillette, WY
 
Kim D. Cannon
(307) 672-7491
40 South Main Street, P.O. Box 728
Sheridan, WY
Specialties
Commercial, Environmental, Litigation, Employment, Real Estate
Education
University of Colorado School of Law,Dartmouth College
State Licensing
Wyoming

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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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