Cover Your Legal Bases Maryland Heights MO

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.

Robynn Diane Ragland
(314) 514-9100
1067 N. Mason Road, Suite 3
St. Louis, MO
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate
State Licensing
Missouri

Sean Patrick O'Gorman
(314) 645-5900
3350 Greenwood Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
Specialties
Family, Business, Estate Planning, Employment, Personal Injury
Education
Saint Louis University School of Law,Saint Louis University
State Licensing
Missouri

J. Thomas Carrato
(314) 694-8086
800 N Lindbergh Blvd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Native Peoples Law, Business, Agriculture, Environmental, Administrative Law
Education
Seattle University SOL,Stanford Univ
State Licensing
California, Washington

Dana Suzanne Sandweiss
(314) 615-6260
12 Saint Alfred Rd
St. Louis, MO
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Commercial
State Licensing
Missouri

Anthony Repaso
(314) 983-7673
622 Emerson Road, Suite 500
St. Louis, MO
Specialties
Corporate Counsel

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Angeline Elena Prucyk
(314) 687-4061
1 Cityplace Dr Ste 200
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Business, Real Estate
Education
Humphreys College of Law at Stockton,Humphreys Coll
State Licensing
California

Jennifer Anne Marler
(314) 259-5874
10333 White Bridge Lane
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Real Estate, Commercial, Construction
State Licensing
Missouri

Evita Tolu
(314) 323-6022
1120 Olivette Executive Parkway, Ste. 220
St. Louis, MO
Specialties
Business Law
Education
Law School : Saint Louis University


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Dennis Lee Callahan
(314) 993-4261
275 N Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Personal Injury
State Licensing
Missouri

Evita Tolu
(314) 872-3988
9378 Olive Blvd.,, Ste. 325
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Immigration, Business
Education
St Louis Univ SOL,University of Tula, Russia
State Licensing
California, Illinois, Missouri

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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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