Cover Your Legal Bases Lewiston ID

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.

Denton P. Andrews
(208) 743-8200
111 Main St Ste 177
Lewiston, ID
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Debt Collection, Business, Criminal Defense, Employment, Workers Compensation, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Eric Karl Peterson
(208) 743-6538
Po Box 1510
Lewiston, ID
Specialties
Business, Elder Law, Guardianship, Land Use & Zoning
State Licensing
Washington

Christopher J. Moore
(208) 743-1516
1219 Idaho St, Po Box 835
Lewiston, ID
Specialties
Tax, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business
Education
University of Idaho College of Law,University of Idaho
State Licensing
Idaho, Washington

David Allan Gittins
(509) 758-2501
843 7th St
Clarkston, WA
Specialties
Mediation, Business, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Health Care, Real Estate, Probate, Personal Injury
State Licensing
Washington

Tod D. Geidl
(208) 743-1516
Lewiston Professional Building, 1219 Idaho Street, Drawer 835
Lewiston, ID
 
Rube G. Junes
(208) 743-9516
Po Box 285
Lewiston, ID
Specialties
Business, Construction, Litigation
State Licensing
Oregon, Washington

Edwin L Litteneker
(208) 746-0344
322 Main St
Lewiston, ID
Specialties
Business, Family, Administrative Law, Lawsuits & Disputes
State Licensing
Washington

Theodore O Creason
(208) 743-1516
1219 Idaho St, Po Box 835
Lewiston, ID
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Land Use & Zoning, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

David R. Risley
(208) 743-1234
1106 Idaho Street, P.O. Box 446
Lewiston, ID
 
Christopher J. Moore
(208) 743-1516
Lewiston Professional Building, 1219 Idaho Street, Drawer 835
Lewiston, ID
 

Cover Your Legal Bases

Provided By: 

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.

...

Click here to read more from Home Business Magazine

© Copyright 2013 Home Business Magazine. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions
Infoswell Media