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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.

Randall David Zuke
(402) 977-5106
3921 Mason St
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Contracts, Corporate, Construction, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Douglas Wheeler Peters
(402) 346-6000
The Omaha Building, 1650 Farnam St
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Personal Injury, Litigation, Commercial
State Licensing
Minnesota

Thomas Morrissey
(402) 968-6735
3312 South 32nd Ave
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Business Law

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Alison M Gutierrez
(402) 346-6000
1650 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Litigation, Commercial
State Licensing
Illinois

Robert M. Slovek
(402) 346-6000
1650 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Personal Injury, Litigation, Commercial
State Licensing
Arkansas

John Andrew Kinney
(402) 905-2220
10812 Elm Street
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Contracts, Divorce, Corporate, Personal Injury
State Licensing
Nebraska

James Carey Creigh
(402) 346-6000
11808 Miracle Hills Dr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Business
Education
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr,Univ of Nebraska
State Licensing
California

Bradley Arne Boyum
(402) 991-5410
752 North 129th Street
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Juvenile
Education
Creighton University School of Law
University of Nebraska
Omaha
State Licensing
Nebraska

Kevin E Burr
(402) 346-6000
1650 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Health Care, Fraud, Commercial
State Licensing
Colorado

Kermit Allen Brashear III
(402) 348-1000
711 N 108th Ct
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Business, Intellectual Property, Litigation
Education
Univ of Iowa COL,Univ of Nebraska
State Licensing
California

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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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