Cover Your Legal Bases New Albany IN

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.

Karen Rae Goodwell
(812) 944-8005
117 E. Spring Street 420 Elsby Bldg, P.O. Box 1203
New Albany, IN
Specialties
Administrative Law, Lawsuits & Disputes, Bankruptcy, Business, Child Support
Education
DePauw University,Indiana University School of Law
State Licensing
Indiana

Dustin Linn Howard
(812) 949-2300
3620 Blackiston Boulevard, Bonterra Building, Suite 200
New Albany, IN
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Insurance
Education
Marian College,Salmon P. Chase College of Law
State Licensing
Indiana

Richard Thomas Mullineaux
(812) 949-2300
3620 Blackiston Boulevard, Bonterra Building, Suite 200
New Albany, IN
Specialties
Business, Class Action, Construction, Education, Defective & Dangerous Products
Education
George Mason University School of Law,Indiana University
State Licensing
Indiana

William Edward Smith III
(812) 949-2300
3620 Blackiston Boulevard, Bonterra Building, Suite 200
New Albany, IN
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Business, Environmental, Estate Planning, State, Local And Municipal Law
Education
University of Dayton School of Law,Franklin College
State Licensing
Indiana

Robert Paul Hamilton
(866) 852-5710
506 State St, PO Box 1343
New Albany, IN
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Business, Wills, Estate Planning
Education
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis,Indiana University
State Licensing
Indiana

Gregory Martin Reger
(866) 852-5710
506 State St, PO Box 1343
New Albany, IN
Specialties
Litigation, Personal Injury, Business
Education
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis,Indiana University-Bloomington
State Licensing
Indiana

Steven Keith Palmquist
(812) 949-2300
3620 Blackiston Boulevard, Bonterra Building, Suite 200
New Albany, IN
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Contracts, LLC
Education
University of Cincinnati College of Law,Cornell University
State Licensing
Indiana

Cary Joe Hurst
(866) 852-5710
PO Box 1343
New Albany, IN
Specialties
Criminal Defense, General Practice, Business, Real Estate
Education
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville,Oral Roberts University,Southern Bap
State Licensing
Indiana

Matthew Wilder Lorch
(866) 852-5710
506 State St, PO Box 1343
New Albany, IN
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Real Estate
Education
University of Dayton School of Law,Centre College
State Licensing
Indiana

Derrick Hearl Wilson
(812) 944-8005
117 E. Spring Street 420 Elsby Bldg, P.O. Box 1203
New Albany, IN
Specialties
Business, Administrative Law, Adoption, Lawsuits & Disputes, Bankruptcy
Education
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville,University of Louisville
State Licensing
Indiana

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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