Cover Your Legal Bases Magna UT

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.

Robert Kyle Treadway
(801) 487-4161
2125 Constitution Blvd
West Valley City, UT
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Corporate, Employment
State Licensing
Washington

Brian Arnett Lebrecht
(801) 983-4948
406 W South Jordan Pkwy, Ste 160
South Jordan, UT
Specialties
Securities Offerings, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate
Education
Univ of San Diego SOL,Univ of San Diego,University of San Diego School of Business
State Licensing
California, Utah

John Syphus Jensen
(801) 208-1500
698 W 10000 S Ste 500
South Jordan, UT
Specialties
Business
Education
Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UT,Brigham Young Univ
State Licensing
California

Harlan M. Hatfield
(801) 984-9400
10653 River Front Pkwy Ste 300
South Jordan, UT
Specialties
Business, Corporate
State Licensing
Washington

Tyson B. Snow
(801) 363-5678
170 South Main Street, Suite 900
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Employment, Intellectual Property, Commercial
Education
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Brigham Young University
State Licensing
Utah

Paul Edward Mayer
(801) 588-9983
Po Box 27206
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Employment, Real Estate, Construction
State Licensing
Washington

Carson Pearson
(801) 495-4814
1682 Reunion Avenue Ste 100
South Jordan, UT
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Contracts, Tax, Bankruptcy
Education
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
University of Utah
State Licensing
Utah

Carson Pearson
(801) 495-4814
1682 Reunion Avenue Ste 100
South Jordan, UT
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Contracts, Tax, Bankruptcy
Education
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School,University of Utah
State Licensing
Utah

John Gary Weston
(801) 257-1931
15 W South Temple #1200w
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Business
Education
Univ of Utah COL,Brigham Young Univ
State Licensing
California

Scott A Cummings
(801) 933-8945
136 South Main Street, Suite 1000
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Commercial, Litigation
State Licensing
DC

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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