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.

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

Pamela Otte Colquette
(602) 916-5439
3003 N CENTRAL AVE STE 2600
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Commercial
Education
University of Southern California Law School,University of Arizona,University of Arizona
State Licensing
Arizona, California

Karim Adatia
(602) 640-9339
2929 N CENTRAL AVE FL 21
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Media, Intellectual Property
Education
University of Victoria Appeal Law Review,University of Victoria, School of Law
State Licensing
Arizona

Adrienne Wray Wilhoit
(602) 798-5414
3300 N Central Ave #1800
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Business, Financial Markets And Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Fraud
Education
UCLA SOL,Univ of California San Diego
State Licensing
Arizona, California

Scot L Claus
2901 N CENTRAL AVE STE 200
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Litigation, Commercial, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury, Insurance
State Licensing
Arizona

Robert Kelly Gorman
3300 N CENTRAL AVE STE 1900
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Estate Planning, Probate, Tax, Business, Real Estate
Education
Arizona State University,Arizona State University
State Licensing
Arizona

D Samuel Coffman
2901 N CENTRAL AVE STE 200
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Litigation, Commercial, Employment, Government, Native Peoples Law
Education
University of Arizona College of Law,Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona
State Licensing
Arizona

Terry L Tedesco
2901 N CENTRAL AVE STE 200
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Real Estate, Residential, Business
Education
University of Arizona College of Law,University of Arizona
State Licensing
Arizona

Bryan A Albue
(602) 240-3016
3003 N CENTRAL AVE STE 2600
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Debt Collection, Bankruptcy, Commercial, Real Estate, Project Finance
Education
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,University of Wisconsin, Madison,University of Wisconsin, M
State Licensing
Arizona, Wisconsin

Brett M Hager
(602) 532-5600
3030 N 3RD ST STE 1300
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Aviation, Construction, Commercial, Car Accident, Corporate, Defective & Dangerous Products, Insurance, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Intellectual Property
Education
Tulane University School of Law,University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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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