Cover Your Legal Bases Lowell MA

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.

Sylvester James Boumil Jr
(978) 458-0507
100 Summit St
Lowell, MA
Specialties
Business, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Intellectual Property
Education
Boston College Law School
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Michael W Gallagher
(978) 452-0522
Boott Cotton Mills, 100 Foot of John Street
Lowell, MA
Specialties
Personal Injury, Litigation, Commercial
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Daniel Joseph Mansur
(978) 452-1971
10 GEORGE ST
LOWELL, MA
Specialties
Intellectual Property, Business, Real Estate, Estate Planning
Education
New England School of Law,University of Lowell
State Licensing
Massachusetts

John C. Geary
(978) 319-4194
32 CHURCH ST
LOWELL, MA
Specialties
Business, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, Family, Real Estate
Education
Suffolk University Law School,University of Massachusetts, Lowell
State Licensing
Massachusetts

David Paul LiBassi
(978) 441-9339
321 CENTRAL ST
LOWELL, MA
Specialties
General Practice, Personal Injury, Business, Criminal Defense
Education
University of Dayton School of Law,State University of New York at Buffalo
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Paul Schor
(978) 452-0522
Boott Cotton Mills, 100 Foot Of John Street
Lowell, MA
Specialties
Litigation, Land Use & Zoning, Commercial
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Joseph W. Jussaume
(888) 321-0309
21 GEORGE ST GEORGE ST BLDG
LOWELL, MA
Specialties
Environmental, Real Estate, Business, Land Use & Zoning, State, Local And Municipal Law
Education
New England School of Law,Merrimack College
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Joseph P Donahue Jr
(978) 452-8902
21 GEORGE ST GEORGE ST BLDG
LOWELL, MA
Specialties
Corporate, Business
Education
Boston College,Dartmouth College,Amos Tuck School of Business Administration
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Matthew C Donahue
(888) 321-0309
21 GEORGE ST GEORGE ST BLDG
LOWELL, MA
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Corporate, Environmental, Land Use & Zoning
Education
Vermont Law School,Suffolk University
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Victoria C. Reppucci
(978) 458-1296
241 PAWTUCKET ST
LOWELL, MA
Specialties
Real Estate, Family, Elder Law, Business, Sexual Harassment
Education
Suffolk University Law School,University of Massachusetts
State Licensing
Massachusetts

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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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