Cover Your Legal Bases Perth Amboy NJ

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.

Donna A Mcbarron
(732) 885-6404
90 WOODBRIDGE CTR DR
WOODBRIDGE, NJ
Specialties
Real Estate, Commercial, Construction
Education
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark (S.I. Newhouse Center for Law & J
State Licensing
New Jersey

Jay B Feldman
(732) 855-6058
90 Woodbridge Center Dr Ste 900, Po Box 10
Woodbridge, NJ
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Commercial
State Licensing
New Jersey

Robert C Schachter
(732) 476-2480
Metro Corporate Campus One, Po Box 5600
Woodbridge, NJ
Specialties
Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Business
State Licensing
New Jersey

Christine D Petruzzell
(732) 855-6032
90 WOODBRIDGE CTR DR
WOODBRIDGE, NJ
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Appeals, Construction
Education
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark (S.I. Newhouse Center for Law & J
State Licensing
New Jersey

Michael Caldarella
(973) 984-7314
843 Rahway Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ
Specialties
Real Estate, Advertising, Commercial
State Licensing
New Jersey

E R Levy
(732) 404-1128
90 WOODBRIDGE CTR DR STE 210
WOODBRIDGE, NJ
Specialties
General Practice, Lawsuits & Disputes, Business, Real Estate, Government
Education
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden,Fairleigh Dickinson University
State Licensing
New Jersey

John A Hoffman
(732) 855-6077
90 WOODBRIDGE CTR DR
WOODBRIDGE, NJ
Specialties
Business, Energy, Construction
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,Seattle University
State Licensing
New Jersey

Richard H. Greenberg
(732) 636-8800
90 Woodridge Center Dr., Suite 610
Woodbridge, NJ
Specialties
Tax, Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate
Education
St Johns, NY
State Licensing
Georgia, New Jersey

William R Felton II
(732) 476-2670
Metro Corporate Campus One, Po Box 5600
Woodbridge, NJ
Specialties
Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Offerings
Education
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark
State Licensing
New Jersey

Wayne A Watkinson
(732) 404-1128
90 WOODBRIDGE CTR DR STE 210
WOODBRIDGE, NJ
Specialties
Corporate, Administrative Law, Business, Financial Markets And Services, Real Estate
Education
Stetson University College of Law,Dickinson College
State Licensing
New Jersey

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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