Cover Your Legal Bases London KY

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.

Murray Law Office PLLC
(606) 877-5100
823 E 4th St
London, KY

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Robert Leo Brown
(502) 587-3716
101 S 5th St #3300
Louisville, KY
Specialties
International Law, Antitrust, Commercial
Education
Univ of Louisville,Univ of Louisville SOL
State Licensing
California

Raymond Austin Wilkerson
13609 Pinnacle Gardens Circle
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Lawsuits & Disputes, Business, Entertainment, Criminal Defense, Education, Real Estate
Education
Regent University
State Licensing
Texas

Melissa Gayheart
(859) 276-6193
2050 Regency Road Suite C
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Business Law

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Tad Thomas
(877) 301-8100
239 S 5TH ST STE 1800
LOUISVILLE, KY
Specialties
Class Action, Business, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury
Education
Georgetown College
Salmon P. Chase College of Law
State Licensing
Kentucky, New York

Law Office Of Millward And Castle PLLC
(606) 546-5114
114 Court Sq
Barbourville, KY

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Eric L. Ison
(502) 587-3564
101 S Fifth St Ste 3300
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Antitrust, Litigation, Commercial
Education
VANDERBILT
State Licensing
Tennessee

Tad Thomas
(877) 301-8100
239 S 5TH ST STE 1800
LOUISVILLE, KY
Specialties
Class Action, Business, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury
Education
Georgetown College,Salmon P. Chase College of Law
State Licensing
Kentucky, New York

Howard D Hurwitz Esq.
(502) 452-7582
Appliance Park, Ap2-225
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Commercial, International Law
State Licensing
Colorado, DC, Kentucky, Virginia

Charles Francis Wilkinson
(859) 357-7510
3499 Blazer Parkway
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Antitrust, Government Contracts, Contracts, Corporate, Commercial, International Law
Education
Northern Illinois University
State Licensing
Georgia, Illinois

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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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