Cover Your Legal Bases Greeley 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.

Brandon Barnard Houtchens
(970) 353-9195
822 7TH ST STE 270
GREELEY, CO
Specialties
Business, Employment, Lawsuits & Disputes, Criminal Defense, Education
Education
University of Colorado School of Law,University of Denver
State Licensing
Colorado

Raja M Salaymeh
(970) 351-8750
825 10TH ST
GREELEY, CO
Specialties
Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Business
State Licensing
Colorado

Ryan L. Kamada
(970) 356-5666
821 9TH ST STE 101
GREELEY, CO
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Family, Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Education
University of Denver College of Law,Colorado School of Mines
State Licensing
Colorado

William Wayne Hughes II
(970) 352-4805
5754 W 11th St Ste 101
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Business, Commercial, Contracts, Transportation
Education
University of Denver School of Law,University of Colorado - Boulder,University of Colorado - Boulder
State Licensing
Colorado

Fred L Otis
(970) 330-6700
1812 56TH AVE
GREELEY, CO
Specialties
Business, Real Estate
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,John Brown University
State Licensing
Colorado

Brad Lee Hoffman
(970) 356-5666
821 9TH ST STE 101
GREELEY, CO
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Employment, Family, Criminal Defense
Education
University of Denver College of Law,University of Nebraska
State Licensing
Colorado

Charles Brown Dickson
(970) 356-5666
821 9TH ST STE 101
GREELEY, CO
Specialties
Banking, Commercial, Criminal Defense, Employment, Estate Planning
Education
University of Denver College of Law,University of Toledo
State Licensing
Colorado

John Patrick Glenn
(970) 330-6700
1812 56TH AVE
GREELEY, CO
Specialties
Business, Real Estate
Education
University of Denver College of Law,Metropolitan State College of Denver
State Licensing
Colorado

Jennifer Lynn Peters
(970) 330-6700
1812 56TH AVE
GREELEY, CO
Specialties
Business, Real Estate
Education
University of Colorado School of Law,Metropolitan State College of Denver
State Licensing
Colorado

Thomas E Hellerich
(970) 352-4805
5754 W. 11th St. Suite 101
Greeley, CO
Specialties
Business, Commercial, Land Use & Zoning, Estate Planning, Probate
Education
University of Nebraska School of Law,University of Nebraska
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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