Cover Your Legal Bases Nederland TX

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.

Rickey N. Williams
(409) 727-5045
1233 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, TX
Specialties
Business, Family
Education
South Texas College Of Law
State Licensing
Texas

Marcus Allen Pitre
1221 DALLAS STREET PO BOX 186
PORT NECHES, TX
Specialties
Real Estate, Corporate, General Practice
Education
Texas State University, Lamar University,University of Texas System, Austin
State Licensing
Texas

Brandon Paul Monk
(409) 724-6665
8525 9TH AVE
PORT ARTHUR, TX
Specialties
Business, General Practice
Education
University of Houston Law Center,Texas State University, Lamar University
State Licensing
Texas

Aaron Michael Rubin
(409) 654-6700
550 Fannin, Ste. 400
Beaumont, TX
Specialties
Business, Real Estate
Education
University Of Houston
State Licensing
Texas

Richard Norwood Evans II
(409) 838-0522
P. O. Box 2008
Beaumont, TX
Specialties
Appeals, Business, Insurance, Probate, Family, Personal Injury, Real Estate
Education
Baylor University
State Licensing
Texas

David Bradley Bonham
(409) 724-2212
1519 Boston Ave
Nederland, TX
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Business, Criminal Defense, Probate, Family
Education
University of Houston
State Licensing
Texas

Nathan Lee Reynolds Jr.
(409) 724-2702
3500 Memorial Blvd
Port Arthur, TX
Specialties
Business, Criminal Defense, Family, Real Estate
Education
South Texas College of Law
State Licensing
Texas

Glenn H. Steele Jr.
(409) 724-6644
3120 Central Mall Drive
Port Arthur, TX
Specialties
Business, Administrative Law, Real Estate
Education
South Texas College of Law
State Licensing
Texas

Kurt M. Andreason
2615 CALDER AVE PO BOX 16
BEAUMONT, TX
Specialties
Business, Commercial, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate
Education
University of Texas School of Law,University of Texas System, Austin
State Licensing
Texas

Kerwin B. Stone
(409) 835-3891
390 Park St., Ste. 500
Beaumont, TX
Specialties
Business
Education
University of Texas
State Licensing
Texas

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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