Cover Your Legal Bases Kent 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.

Wayne W Smith
(206) 334-7380
915 E Chicago St
Kent, WA
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Intellectual Property, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Peter Arthur Deming
(253) 850-3456
Po Box 68
Kent, WA
Specialties
Business, Banking, Construction
State Licensing
Washington

Jean Meschke Bouffard
(253) 630-8433
25028 104th Ave Se
Kent, WA
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Real Estate, Litigation, Commercial
Education
Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
State Licensing
Oregon, Washington

Khalil-Ur-Rehman Khan
(253) 981-4543
25028 104th Ave SE Suite 201
Kent, WA
Specialties
Personal Injury, Business, Car Accident
Education
Seattle University School of Law
State Licensing
Washington

Robert William Kitto
(253) 852-3700
1215 Central Ave S # 207, Po Box 1144
Kent, WA
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Land Use & Zoning
State Licensing
Washington

Susan Beecher
(253) 856-0239
8407 S 259th Street
Kent, WA
Specialties
Business Law
Secondary Specialties
Corporations, Business & Trade, Contract Drafting & Review, Closely Held Businesses, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), Trade Regulation, Non-Compete Contracts, Shareholders' Rights, Breach of Contract, Employment Contracts, Buying & Selling, Business Successions, Partnerships, Uniform Commercial Code, International Transactions, Imports & Exports, Contract Disputes, International Transactions, Shipping, Joint Ventures
Education
Juris Doctor, University of Washington School of Law, 2006
State Licensing
Washington

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Mary Elizabeth Conger
(253) 630-6130
10216 Se 256th St Ste 103-205
Kent, WA
Specialties
Business
State Licensing
Washington

David A. Gagley
(253) 854-1244
25052 104th Ave Se Ste B
Kent, WA
Specialties
Corporate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Personal Injury, Land Use & Zoning
State Licensing
Washington

Mark J. Barak
(253) 236-4839
12840 Se 226th Pl
Kent, WA
Specialties
Corporate, Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Landlord & Tenant
State Licensing
Washington

Larry R Schreiter
(206) 406-9896
25815 114th Pl Se Apt D104
Kent, WA
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Estate Planning, Land Use & Zoning
State Licensing
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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