Cover Your Legal Bases Martinsburg WV

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.

Christopher Kenneth Robertson
(304) 260-4959
Po Box 1068
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Employment, Employee Benefits, Commercial
State Licensing
Maryland

David B Poole
(301) 790-3600
29 W Franklin St
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Personal Injury, Business, Family
State Licensing
Maryland

Lynn F Meyers
(301) 739-6450
Bryan Centre 82 West Washington Street P.O. Box 1267
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Estate Planning, Real Estate, Business
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,Pennsylvania State University
State Licensing
Maryland

Kendall Alan Camuti Jr
(410) 244-7417
437 Guilford Ave
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Commercial, Litigation, Advertising
State Licensing
Maryland

William S Barton
(301) 739-3032
18702A CRESTWOOD DR
HAGERSTOWN, MD
Specialties
Business, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Litigation
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,Johns Hopkins University
State Licensing
Maryland

Christopher C. Luttrell
(304) 267-3050
206 West Burke Street
Maritinsburg, WV
Specialties
Real Estate, Business Law
Secondary Specialties
Mortgages, Construction Disputes, Defense Contracts, Payroll Taxes, Land Use & Zoning, Truth in Lending, Unfair Competition, Land Contracts, Mechanics' Liens, Negotiating Payments & Settlements, Eminent Domain, Property Taxes, Construction Defects, State & Municipal Contracts, Construction Financing, Tenants' Rights, Frauds, Scams, Hoaxes, Breach of Contract, Professional Corporations, Contract Disputes, Employment Contracts, Title Litigation, Buying & Selling, Partnerships
State Licensing
West Virginia

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William P Young JR
(301) 739-6450
Bryan Centre 82 West Washington Street P.O. Box 1267
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Real Estate, Commercial, Land Use & Zoning, Estate Planning
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,Johns Hopkins University
State Licensing
Maryland

Travis William Poole
(301) 790-3600
29 W Franklin St
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Family, Business, Personal Injury
State Licensing
Maryland

E Kenneth Grove JR
(301) 739-6450
Bryan Centre 82 West Washington Street P.O. Box 1267
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Business
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,Johns Hopkins University
State Licensing
Maryland

Rodney Rose
301-733-7330 ext 128
14515 Pennsylvania Ave.
Hagerstown, MD
Specialties
Corporate Governance

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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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