Cover Your Legal Bases Ogden UT

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.

Benjamin Richard Horton
(801) 612-9299
2590 Washington Blvd, Suite 200
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Tax, Business, Probate, Litigation
Education
University of Denver
State Licensing
Texas

Nicholas Wayne Anderson
(801) 451-5995
1466 N. Highway 89, Suite 240
Farmington, UT
Specialties
Business, Probate, Real Estate, Litigation
Education
Creighton University
State Licensing
Texas

Michael F. Olmstead
(801) 625-0960
2650 Washington Boulevard, Suite 102
Ogden, UT
 
Fredrick Froerer III
(801) 394-5783
Suite 900, 2404 Washington Boulevard
Ogden, UT
 
David L. Knowles
(801) 476-0303
4723 Harrison Boulevard, Suite 200
Ogden, UT
 
Dennis Alfred Gladwell
1893 Wasatch Dr
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Business
Education
Univ of Utah COL,Univ of Utah
State Licensing
California

Bryce M. Froerer
(801) 621-2690
707-24th Street, Suite A
Ogden, UT
 
Frank S. Warner
(801) 621-6540
Lincoln Place, 3564 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 6
Ogden, UT
 
Kelly B. Miles
(801) 621-2690
707-24th Street, Suite A
Ogden, UT
 
M. Darin Hammond
(801) 476-0303
4723 Harrison Boulevard, Suite 200
Ogden, UT
 

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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