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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.

Reisenfeld & Associates LPA LLC
(513) 322-7000
3962 Red Bank Road
Cincinnati, OH

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Robert Arthur Bardach
441 VINE ST STE 3700
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Real Estate, Commercial, Insurance, Business
Education
University of Toledo,University of Michigan
State Licensing
Ohio

Barbara F Applegarth
(513) 852-8233
201 E 5TH ST PNC CENTER
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Tax, Wills, Trusts
Education
Case Western Reserve University
State Licensing
Ohio

David Frederick Hine
(513) 723-4078
Suite 2000, Atrium Two, 221 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Litigation, Antitrust, Commercial
Education
Boston College
State Licensing
Ohio

Santina Marie Onorini
(513) 381-5700
105 E 4TH ST
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Estate Planning, Tax, Family
Education
Wittenberg University,Salmon P. Chase College of Law
State Licensing
Ohio

Anthony Joseph Hornbach
(513) 352-6721
312 Walnut St Ste 1400
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Appeals
Education
Indiana University-Indianapolis
State Licensing
Ohio

Douglas Lee Lutz
(513) 651-6724
201 E 5TH ST PNC CENTER
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Commercial, Real Estate, Financial Markets And Services
Education
Miami University of Ohio,University of Toledo
State Licensing
Ohio

Kevin Kendall Malof
(513) 651-6431
201 E 5TH ST PNC CENTER
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Construction, Commercial, Real Estate
Education
Miami University of Ohio,Salmon P. Chase College of Law
State Licensing
Ohio

Henry Edward Menninger Jr.
(513) 852-6033
600 VINE ST STE 2500
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Business, Bankruptcy, Real Estate
Education
University of Cincinnati,Salmon P. Chase College of Law
State Licensing
Ohio

Matthew Alan Whitlow
255 E 5TH ST CHEMED CTR
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Corporate, Real Estate
Education
University of Dayton School of Law,University of Kentucky,University of Kentucky
State Licensing
Ohio

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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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