Cover Your Legal Bases Ogdensburg NY

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.

Addie Ann Elizabeth Jenne
2 JUDSON ST
CANTON, NY
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Guardianship, Education
Education
Syracuse University College of Law,University at Albany
State Licensing
New York

Stephen Wallace Gebo
2 JUDSON ST
CANTON, NY
Specialties
Litigation, Personal Injury, Business, Civil Rights
Education
Cornell University,Hamilton College,Hamilton College
State Licensing
New York

Frank Agostino
201-488-5400 ext. 107
500 KINGSLAND AVE
BROOKLYN, NY
Specialties
Business, Employment, Tax, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Education
New York Law School,New York University School of Law,City College, New York
State Licensing
New York

Samuel Goldman
100 PARK AVE FL 20
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
Corporate, Commercial, Real Estate, International Law, Business
Education
Columbia University,Columbia University,Faculté Internationale Pour l'Enseignement du Droit ComparÃ
State Licensing
Florida, New York

Stephen D. Frank
200 E POST RD
WHITE PLAINS, NY
Specialties
Commercial, Real Estate, Banking
Education
Niagara University,State University of New York
State Licensing
New York

John Kevin Collins
(212) 813-8809
44 Court St
Canton, NY
Specialties
Defective & Dangerous Products, Business, Licensing
State Licensing
New York

Yukako Kawata
(212) 450-4896
450 LEXINGTON AVE
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
Corporate, Financial Markets And Services, Venture Capital
Education
New York University School of Law,New York University School of Law,Princeton University,Princeton U
State Licensing
New York

Gabriel Mendelberg
(212) 370-1300
370 LEXINGTON AVE FL 19
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
Litigation, Commercial, Real Estate
Education
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law,University of Wisconsin, Madison,University of
State Licensing
New York

David B Chapnick
(212) 455-2692
425 LEXINGTON AVE
NEW YORK, NY
Specialties
Corporate
Education
New York University School of Law,Union College (Barbourville Kentucky)
State Licensing
New York

Burt J. Blustein
90 CRYSTAL RUN RD STE 409
MIDDLETOWN, NY
Specialties
Corporate, Banking, Commercial, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning
Education
Brooklyn Law School,State University of New York, Binghamton
State Licensing
New York

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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