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.

Eric L. Ison
(502) 587-3564
101 S Fifth St Ste 3300
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Antitrust, Litigation, Commercial
Education
VANDERBILT
State Licensing
Tennessee

Bradley H. Pruitt
(502) 468-4527
2700 National City Tower, 101 South Fifth Street
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Contracts, Corporate, Employment, Health Care
Education
University of Alabama
State Licensing
Georgia, Kentucky

Melissa Gayheart
(859) 276-6193
2050 Regency Road Suite C
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Business Law

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Laura A D'Angelo
(859) 288-7646
250 West Main St, #1600
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Business, Gaming, Commercial
State Licensing
DC

Jeffrey Alan Savarise
(502) 561-3965
Suite 2000, 220 W. Main St
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Employment, Business, Appeals
Education
University of Akron
State Licensing
Ohio, Texas

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

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

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

Charles Francis Wilkinson
(859) 357-7510
3499 Blazer Parkway
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Antitrust, Government Contracts, Contracts, Corporate, Commercial, International Law
Education
Northern Illinois University
State Licensing
Georgia, Illinois

Howard D Hurwitz Esq.
(502) 452-7582
Appliance Park, Ap2-225
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Commercial, International Law
State Licensing
Colorado, DC, Kentucky, Virginia

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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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