Cover Your Legal Bases Marysville WA

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 Edgar Welch
(360) 659-8541
10525 State Ave
Marysville, WA
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Debt Collection, Business, Contracts, Corporate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Family, General Practice, Real Estate, Foreclosure, Landlord & Tenant
State Licensing
Washington

Ronald Louis Weiss
1802 GROVE ST
MARYSVILLE, WA
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Commercial, Real Estate, Landlord & Tenant
Education
California Western School of Law,University of California
State Licensing
Washington

Brian Charles Dale
(425) 259-2222
3411 COLBY AVE
EVERETT, WA
Specialties
Employment, Business, Family, Real Estate, Personal Injury
Education
University of Washington School of Law,University of Washington
State Licensing
Washington

Brice Everett Howard
(425) 339-8556
3128 Colby Ave
Everett, WA
Specialties
Business, Land Use & Zoning, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Leonard Ernest Kerr
(425) 783-0044
2722 COLBY AVE STE 700
EVERETT, WA
Specialties
Divorce, Business, Domestic Violence
State Licensing
Washington

Larry Mcconnell Trivett
(360) 659-8282
5010 Grove St
Marysville, WA
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Elder Law, General Practice, Real Estate, Landlord & Tenant
State Licensing
Washington

Vicki L Oslund
(425) 259-5106
1820 32ND ST
EVERETT, WA
Specialties
Family, Litigation, Social Security, Probate, Guardianship, Business
Education
Whittier College School of Law,Central Washington University,City University of Seattle
State Licensing
Washington

Patrick L Vail
THIRTY-TWO SQUARE 3232 ROCKEFELLER AVE
EVERETT, WA
Specialties
General Practice, Real Estate, Business, Employment, Family
Education
Seattle University School of Law,University of Washington -Seattle
State Licensing
Washington

Julie Mary Sheridan Herber
(425) 339-5537
3501 Rucker Ave
Everett, WA
Specialties
Corporate, Guardianship, Family, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

James E. Deno
(425) 259-2222
3411 COLBY AVE
EVERETT, WA
Specialties
Personal Injury, Business, Corporate, LLC, Real Estate, Wills, Trusts, Probate
Education
University of Washington School of Law,University of Washington
State Licensing
Washington

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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