Cover Your Legal Bases Henderson 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.

David Dwayne Sanders
(812) 425-3592
PO Box 779, 520 NW 2nd St
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Business
Education
University of Arizona,Indiana University School of Law
State Licensing
Indiana

Charles E. Oswald Jr.
(812) 421-4936
P.O. Box 657
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Real Estate, Corporate, Business, Tax
Education
Indiana University,Indiana University School of Law
State Licensing
Indiana

Laura Ann Scott
(812) 421-4936
P.O. Box 657
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Business, Banking
Education
Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington,Indiana University
State Licensing
Indiana

Daniel Ray Robinson Jr.
(812) 421-4936
P.O. Box 657
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Corporate, Financial Markets And Services
Education
Southern Illinois University School of Law,University of Evansville
State Licensing
Indiana

Thomas Hartz Bryan
(812) 425-3592
P O Box 779
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Business, Litigation
Education
Purdue University,Indiana University School of Law
State Licensing
Illinois, Indiana

Frederick Richard Folz
(812) 421-4936
P.O. Box 657
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Mediation, Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate, Commercial
Education
Vanderbilt University,Indiana University School of Law
State Licensing
Indiana

John Stuff Staser
(812) 421-4936
P.O. Box 657
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Estate Planning, Trusts, Financial Markets And Services, Real Estate, Business
Education
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis,Indiana University
State Licensing
Indiana

Michele Suzanne Bryant
(812) 421-4936
P.O. Box 657
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Insurance, Health Care, Contracts
Education
DePauw University,Indiana University-Bloomington
State Licensing
Indiana

James Edwin Gentry Jr.
(812) 421-4936
P.O. Box 657
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Litigation, Corporate, Business
Education
Southern Illinois University School of Law,University of Kentucky
State Licensing
Indiana

Paul Michael Mitchell
(812) 421-4936
P.O. Box 657
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Estate Planning, Probate, Business, Real Estate
Education
Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington,Yale University
State Licensing
Indiana

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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