Cover Your Legal Bases New Orleans LA

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.

Christopher Michael Capitelli
(504) 582-8454
201 St Charles Ave Ste 51
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Business, Financial Markets And Services
Education
University of Texas School of Law,University of Texas
State Licensing
Louisiana

Robert Coulter White
828 Royal Street, Number 293
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Intellectual Property, Business, Antitrust, Intellectual Property
Education
Southern Methodist University
State Licensing
Texas

Johnson K. Duncan
(504) 582-8218
201 St Charles Ave Fl 48
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Maritime, Business, Financial Markets And Services, Gaming, International Law
Education
Tulane University Law School,Georgetown University
State Licensing
Louisiana

Harry S. Hardin III
(504) 582-8170
201 St Charles Ave Ste 4900
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Antitrust, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Class Action, Business
Education
Tulane University Law School,Harvard University
State Licensing
Louisiana

Thomas Y. Roberson Jr.
(504) 582-8382
201 St Charles Ave Fl 50
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Business, Financial Markets And Services, Debt Agreements, Corporate
Education
Tulane University Law School,University of Delaware
State Licensing
Louisiana

Michele Dana Allen-Hart
-52572007346
201 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Litigation, Commercial
Education
St. Thomas University School of Law
State Licensing
Florida

Dawei Zhang
(504) 566-5213
201 St Charles Ave Ste 3600
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Energy, Immigration, Business, Litigation, Transportation
Education
Tulane University Law School,Tulane University Law School,Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages
State Licensing
Louisiana

David J. Lukinovich
(504) 818-0401
5740 Citrus Blvd Ste 102
Harahan, LA
Specialties
Tax, Business, Estate Planning
Education
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law,New York University School of Law,Louisiana State Unive
State Licensing
Louisiana

Robert Henry Sarpy Jr.
(504) 582-8146
201 St Charles Ave Fl 50
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Business, Litigation
Education
New York University School of Law,Tulane University Law School,Dartmouth College
State Licensing
Louisiana

Peter S Title
(504) 582-1500
201 St Charles Ave Fl 35
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Banking
Education
Tulane University Law School,Columbia University
State Licensing
Louisiana

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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