Cover Your Legal Bases Leavenworth KS

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.

Mark A. Hubbard
(816) 858-3007
500 Third Street
Platte City, MO
Specialties
Family, Business, Estate Planning, Employment, Personal Injury
Education
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law,Westminster College
State Licensing
Missouri

Robert Harold Shaw
(816) 858-2630
303 Marshall Road, P.O. Box 168
Platte City, MO
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Probate
Education
University of Missouri, Columbia,University of Texas System, Austin
State Licensing
Missouri

William Michael Quitmeier
(816) 891-6300
Suite 100, 10150 Nw Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Real Estate
Education
University of Kansas School of Law
State Licensing
Missouri

Eugene J. Feldhausen
(816) 891-2500
Ste. F, 10601 N. Ambassador Dr.
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Corporate, Real Estate
Education
University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law,University of Missouri, Columbia
State Licensing
Missouri

Roland Michael Gunn
(816) 454-5600
Suite 100, 9800 Nw Polo Drive
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Land Use & Zoning, Government, Business, Tax, Real Estate
Education
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law,Kansas State University
State Licensing
Missouri

Lisa K. Rehard
(816) 858-3007
500 Third Street
Platte City, MO
Specialties
Family, Business, Estate Planning, Employment, Personal Injury
Education
University of Wyoming College of Law,University of Wyoming
State Licensing
Missouri

R. Michael Mcginness
(816) 858-2630
303 Marshall Road, P.O. Box 168
Platte City, MO
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Probate
Education
University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law,University of Missouri, Columbia
State Licensing
Missouri

Andrew G. Goffinet
(816) 454-5600
Suite 100, 9800 Nw Polo Drive
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Land Use & Zoning, Business, Estate Planning, Litigation, Tax
Education
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law,Northwest Missouri State University
State Licensing
Missouri

Gregory A. Carpenter
(816) 454-5600
Suite 100, 9800 Nw Polo Drive
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Tax, Bankruptcy
Education
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law,University of Missouri, Kansas City,University of
State Licensing
Missouri

Jason Alan Davey
(816) 298-8395
7211 Nw 83rd St., Ste. 220
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Family, Litigation, Business
Education
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law,Truman State University,Truman State University
State Licensing
Missouri

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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