Cover Your Legal Bases Plainfield 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.

Jeffrey M Zuber
(908) 753-6606
833 Mountain Blvd.
Watchung, NJ
Specialties
Family, Business, General Practice
State Licensing
New Jersey

Edward P Ruane
(908) 753-6606
Tramz Plaza, 776 Mountain Boulevard
Watchung, NJ
Specialties
General Practice, Family, Medical Malpractice, Commercial, Personal Injury
Education
Western New England College School of Law,Rutgers University
State Licensing
New Jersey

Louis A. Zambrio
(973) 740-1200
5 Becker Farm Road
Roseland, NJ
Specialties
Corporate Law

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Eric Adam Ruskin
(908) 889-5200
282 South Avenue
Fanwood, NJ
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Arbitration
State Licensing
New Jersey

Wendy Clarkson Tomey
(908) 647-4600
25 INDEPENDENCE BLVD
WARREN, NJ
Specialties
Health Care, Public Finance, Corporate
State Licensing
New Jersey

William Robert Marth
(908) 561-5577
Aiello Harris Devero Et Al, 501 Watchung Ave
Watchung, NJ
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Litigation, Workers Compensation, Commercial
Education
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden
State Licensing
New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Neel G Shah
(908) 755-6000
50 Cragwood Rd, Ste 100
S Plainfield, NJ
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate, Corporate
State Licensing
DC, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

William H Michelson
(908) 889-5200
282 SOUTH AVE SUBURBAN MEDICAL BLDG
FANWOOD, NJ
Specialties
Ethics, Medical Malpractice, Insurance, Real Estate, Business
Education
University of Iowa College of Law,University of Iowa
State Licensing
New Jersey

Vito Anthony Digirolamo
908-757-7800 Ext. 119
15 MOUNTAIN BLVD
WARREN, NJ
Specialties
Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Commercial, Telecommunications
Education
Brooklyn Law School,New York University School of Law,Columbia University
State Licensing
New Jersey

Paul R Murphy
(908) 647-4600
25 INDEPENDENCE BLVD
WARREN, NJ
Specialties
Health Care, Corporate, Employment, Estate Planning, Fraud
Education
New York University School of Law,New York University School of Law,University of Massachusetts, Amh
State Licensing
New Jersey

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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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