Cover Your Legal Bases Hazard 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.

Tad Thomas
(877) 301-8100
239 S 5TH ST STE 1800
LOUISVILLE, KY
Specialties
Class Action, Business, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury
Education
Georgetown College,Salmon P. Chase College of Law
State Licensing
Kentucky, New York

Tad Thomas
(877) 301-8100
239 S 5TH ST STE 1800
LOUISVILLE, KY
Specialties
Class Action, Business, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury
Education
Georgetown College
Salmon P. Chase College of Law
State Licensing
Kentucky, New York

John Lance Kubis Jr.
(828) 254-4515
P.O. Box 92
Pikeville, KY
Specialties
Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Commercial
State Licensing
North Carolina

Robert Leo Brown
(502) 587-3716
101 S 5th St #3300
Louisville, KY
Specialties
International Law, Antitrust, Commercial
Education
Univ of Louisville,Univ of Louisville SOL
State Licensing
California

Eric Mills
(606) 298-0505
P.O. Box 2057
Inez, KY
Specialties
Business Law

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Scott Dillon Budnick
(502) 562-7521
5807 Brittany Valley Rd
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Business, Mergers & Acquisitions
Education
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
State Licensing
Florida

Anita L Nesser
(859) 514-4655
1713 Jaggie Fox Way
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Business
Education
John Marshall Law School (Chicago),Wellesley College
State Licensing
DC, Illinois, Texas

W. Brant Warrick
(502) 815-5000
Hurstbourne Place, Suite 1300, 9300 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Litigation, Commercial, Insurance
State Licensing
Arkansas

Jonathan Michael Hodge
(502) 585-2100
100 North Sixth St. Fifth Floor
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Criminal Defense, Intellectual Property, Business, Credit Repair, Personal Injury, DUI
State Licensing
Illinois, Kentucky

Christopher Carter Ruml
(502) 589-5235
500 W Jefferson St Ste 2800
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Probate, Trusts
Education
Stanford Law School,Princeton University
State Licensing
Florida, Kentucky

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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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