Cover Your Legal Bases Kailua Kona HI

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.

Darl C. Gleed
(808) 329-6600
75-5995 KUAKINI HWY., STE. 432
KAILUA KONA, HI
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Probate
Education
University of Seattle School of Law
University of Washington
State Licensing
Hawaii, Washington

Stephen D. Whittaker
(808) 960-4536
73-1459 Kaloko Drive
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Real Estate, Business Law
Secondary Specialties
Savings & Thrifts, Renting & Leasing, Directors' & Officers' Liability, Professional Corporations, Land Contracts, Errors & Omissions, Architectural & Engineering, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), Repossessions, Building Codes, Property Insurance, Commercial Insurance, Lemon Law, Mortgages, Property Taxes, Contract Drafting & Review, Renting & Leasing, Land Contracts, Real Estate Loans, Tenants' Rights, Construction Defects, Broker & Transaction Litigation, Construction Defects
Education
Juris Doctor, Stetson University College of Law, 1977
State Licensing
Hawaii

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Wallace H. Gallup Jr.
(808) 329-5014
Lanihau Professional Center, 75-5591 Palani Road, Suite 3007
Kailua-Kona, HI
 
Sylvester V. Quitiquit
(808) 326-7300
75-1000 Henry Street, Suite 208
Kailua-Kona, HI
 
Robert B. Wales
(432) 294-0919
68-1025 North Kaniku, Unit 320
Kamuela, HI
Specialties
Business
Education
Syracuse University
State Licensing
Texas

Darl C. Gleed
(808) 329-6600
75-5995 KUAKINI HWY., STE. 432
KAILUA KONA, HI
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Probate
Education
University of Seattle School of Law,University of Washington
State Licensing
Hawaii, Washington

Victoria L Kalman
(808) 334-9888
75-165 HUALALAI RD STE 201
KAILUA KONA, HI
Specialties
Real Estate, Contracts, Corporate, Mediation
Education
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific,St Mary's Coll
State Licensing
California, Hawaii

Matthew G. Jewell
(808) 329-7706
208 Kuakini Tower, 75-5722 Kuakini Highway
Kailua-Kona, HI
 
Vaughn G.T. Cook
(808) 961-0406
120 Pauahi St Ste 312
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Business, Tax, Immigration
State Licensing
Washington

Michael Anthony Marr
(808) 599-5258
Po Box 2731
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Mediation, Arbitration, Family, Business, Criminal Defense, Immigration, General Practice, Banking
Education
University of San Francisco School of Law
State Licensing
Hawaii, Washington

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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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