Cover Your Legal Bases Kennewick WA

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.

Timothy M. Coleman
(509) 783-0220
8836 W Gage Blvd Ste 204a
Kennewick, WA
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Corporate, Estate Planning
State Licensing
Washington

Christopher John Mertens
1020 N CENTER PKWY STE B
KENNEWICK, WA
Specialties
Medical Malpractice, Insurance, Corporate, Business, Personal Injury
Education
St Martin's College,University of Puget Sound
State Licensing
Washington

John Scott Matheson
(509) 586-3091
315 W Kennewick Ave
Kennewick, WA
Specialties
Business, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning, Land Use & Zoning
State Licensing
Washington

Tonya Rebecca Meehan
(509) 396-7085
7014 W. Okanogan Place
Kennewick, WA
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, Landlord & Tenant, Business, Divorce, Workers Compensation, Wills
Education
Willamette University College of Law,Willamette University
State Licensing
Washington

Leland Barrett Kerr
7025 W GRANDRIDGE BLVD STE A
KENNEWICK, WA
Specialties
Business, Litigation, State, Local And Municipal Law, Family, Agriculture
Education
Golden Gate University School of Law,Brigham Young University
State Licensing
Washington

Gary C. Hugill
(509) 735-6192
3902 W Clearwater Ave Ste 115
Kennewick, WA
Specialties
Debt Collection, Business, Criminal Defense, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

John William O'Leary
601 W KENNEWICK AVE
KENNEWICK, WA
Specialties
Construction, Real Estate, Business, Litigation, Landlord & Tenant
Education
Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School,University of California - Berkeley
State Licensing
Washington

Terri L Salinas
(509) 783-2117
100 N Huntington St
Kennewick, WA
Specialties
Debt Collection, Business, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

George E. Telquist
(509) 737-8500
2415 W FALLS AVE
KENNEWICK, WA
Specialties
Litigation, Personal Injury, Car Accident, Business
Education
Gonzaga University School of Law,Washington State University
State Licensing
Washington

Albert Coke Roth
(509) 783-0220
8836 W Gage Blvd Ste 204a
Kennewick, WA
Specialties
Business, Agriculture, Contracts, Corporate, Estate Planning, Land Use & Zoning, Landlord & Tenant
State Licensing
Washington

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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