Cover Your Legal Bases Grovetown GA

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.

Stanley C. House
(706) 722-3341
4518 ZOLA DR
EVANS, GA
Specialties
General Practice, Employment, Business, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury
Education
University of Georgia School of Law,University of Georgia, Athens
State Licensing
Georgia

Harry Duff Revell
4137 COLUMBIA RD
AUGUSTA, GA
Specialties
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Business, Class Action
Education
Woodrow Wilson College of Law,University of Georgia, Athens
State Licensing
Georgia

William A. Trotter III
3527 WALTON WAY
AUGUSTA, GA
Specialties
Corporate, Real Estate, Debt Collection, Commercial
Education
Mercer University,University of Georgia, Athens
State Licensing
Georgia

James Carlisle Overstreet Jr.
#7 George Wilson Court
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Litigation, Corporate, Wills
Education
Mercer University,University of Georgia, Athens
State Licensing
Georgia

John Irvin (Jay) Harper
5 GEORGE C WILSON CT STE B
AUGUSTA, GA
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Tax, Health Care, Estate Planning
Education
Emory University,Mercer University,Mercer University
State Licensing
Georgia

John Robert Taylor
(706) 823-6860
151 Davis Road
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Business, Family, Real Estate, Wills, Appeals, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense
Education
Georgia State University
State Licensing
Georgia

Edwin Armon Wilson
(706) 855-6715
211 Pleasant Home Road, Suite A-1
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Litigation, Corporate, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death
Education
University of Georgia,University of Georgia
State Licensing
Georgia

Lee W. Prather
3540 WHEELER RD STE 514
AUGUSTA, GA
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Wills, Trusts, Probate
Education
Samford University, Cumberland School of Law,Emory University,Lander College
State Licensing
Georgia

David Capers Jones
3527 WALTON WAY
AUGUSTA, GA
Specialties
Real Estate, Corporate, Trusts, Estate Planning
Education
Furman University,University of Georgia, Athens
State Licensing
Georgia

Neal Kenneth Daniel
2907 PROFESSIONAL PARKWAY PO BOX 211790
AUGUSTA, GA
Specialties
Family, Corporate, Insurance, Personal Injury, Health Care
Education
University of Georgia, Athens,University of Georgia, Georgia Southern University
State Licensing
Georgia

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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