Cover Your Legal Bases Phoenix AZ

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.

Susan Ward Harris
(602) 277-2010
3101 N CENTRAL AVE STE 1600
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
LLC, Partnership, Corporate, Business, Tax
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,Arizona State University,Pomona College (Claremont)
State Licensing
Arizona

Jase Steinberg
3003 N CENTRAL AVE STE 1900
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Commercial, Bankruptcy
Education
American University,Arizona State University
State Licensing
Arizona

Kevin D Neal
2901 N CENTRAL AVE STE 800
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Aviation, Insurance, Lawsuits & Disputes, Commercial, Business
Education
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law,University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas,U
State Licensing
Arizona

Scott J Shelley
(602) 916-5397
3003 N CENTRAL AVE STE 2600
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Commercial, Litigation
Education
University of Arizona,University of Arizona, Arizona
State Licensing
Arizona

T Dawn Farrison
3003 N CENTRAL AVE STE 1900
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Commercial, Construction, Health Care
Education
Arizona State University,Arizona State University
State Licensing
Arizona

Steven D Wolfson
2901 N CENTRAL AVE STE 200
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Family, Child Custody, Business
Education
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law,Occidental College
State Licensing
Arizona

Timothy C Dietz
3101 N CENTRAL AVE STE 1500
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Commercial, Litigation
Education
University of Notre Dame,University of Texas System, Austin
State Licensing
Arizona

Matthew R Henriksen
3300 N CENTRAL AVE CITIBANK BLDG
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Business, Financial Markets And Services, Investment Fraud, Mergers & Acquisitions
Education
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law,University of Utah,David Eccles School of Business
State Licensing
Arizona

Timothy James Bojanowski
(602) 263-7324
2901 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Business, Civil Rights, Debt Collection, Fraud
Education
University of Toledo
State Licensing
Ohio

Kendall D Steele
3300 N CENTRAL AVE STE 2600
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Personal Injury, Defective & Dangerous Products, Ethics, Commercial, Intellectual Property
Education
Brigham Young University,University of Utah,University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
State Licensing
Arizona

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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