Cover Your Legal Bases Murfreesboro TN

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.

Christina Basiel Jackson
(615) 896-7656
722 S CHURCH ST
MURFREESBORO, TN
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Family, Juvenile, Business, Litigation
Education
Regent University School of Law ,Middle Tennessee State University
State Licensing
Tennessee

J. Frank Rudy Jr.
(615) 515-3530
1812 BROADWAY
NASHVILLE, TN
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Banking
Education
Nashville School of Law,Austin Peay State University
State Licensing
Tennessee

Matthew Stephen Heiter
(901) 577-8117
165 MADISON AVE
MEMPHIS, TN
Specialties
Business, Venture Capital, Public Finance, Financial Markets And Services, Corporate
Education
Vanderbilt University Law School,University of Mississippi
State Licensing
Tennessee

Wesley Blake Boggs
(423) 793-4809
804 ANDERSON ST
BRISTOL, TN
Specialties
Business
Education
University of Tennessee School of Law,Emory and Henry College
State Licensing
Tennessee

George Thomas Wheeler Jr
(901) 682-1455
6060 POPLAR AVE STE 450
MEMPHIS, TN
Specialties
Business, Health Care, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Insurance
Education
Vanderbilt University Law School ,University of Tennessee
State Licensing
Tennessee

Tamla Camille Tooker
(615) 793-1990
1717 J P Hennessy Dr
La Vergne, TN
Specialties
Business
Education
The Florida State University College of Law,University of North Alabama
State Licensing
Florida, Tennessee

Ormonde Butler DeAllaume
(901) 577-8160
165 MADISON AVE STE 2000
MEMPHIS, TN
Specialties
Business, Litigation
Education
Mississippi College School of Law,College of William and Mary
State Licensing
Tennessee

Joshua Voltaire Lindsey
(615) 742-6229
Ann South Center, 315 Deaderick St Ste 2700
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Corporate, Securities Offerings
Education
Tulane University
State Licensing
Tennessee, Texas

Tommy Jay Campbell Jr.
80 Monroe Ave Ste 700
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax, Project Finance, Corporate
Education
Vanderbilt University Law School,George Washington University,George Washington University
State Licensing
Mississippi, Tennessee

Michael E Goldstein
(901) 682-1455
6060 POPLAR AVE STE 450
MEMPHIS, TN
Specialties
Real Estate, Litigation, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Business
Education
Vanderbilt University School of Law,Vanderbilt University
State Licensing
Tennessee

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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