Cover Your Legal Bases Pleasant Grove UT

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.

Damian C Smith
(801) 805-3680
333 S 520 W Ste 220
Lindon, UT
Specialties
Business, Intellectual Property, International Law
State Licensing
Washington

RobRoy Platt
(801) 769-1313
256 N. Main St., Suite C
Alpine, UT
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Elder Law, Probate
Education
University of Arizona College of Law,Brigham Young University
State Licensing
Utah

Graham Howard Norris Jr
(801) 932-1238
1329 S 800 E Ste 243
Orem, UT
Specialties
Litigation, Estate Planning, Contracts, Corporate, Divorce
Education
Brigham Young Univ,Loyola Univ SOL
State Licensing
California, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming

George Boyack Brunt
(214) 476-0920
921 Fir Ave
Provo, UT
Specialties
Business
Education
Pepperdine Univ SOL,Brigham Young Univ
State Licensing
California

Justin Craig Rammell
(801) 432-0632
Po Box 901622
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Land Use & Zoning, Business, Divorce, Chapter 7, Oil & Gas
Education
University of Nebraska College of Law
State Licensing
Colorado, Nebraska, Utah, Wyoming

RobRoy Platt
(801) 769-1313
256 N. Main St., Suite C
Alpine, UT
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Elder Law, Probate
Education
University of Arizona College of Law
Brigham Young University
State Licensing
Utah

Kenneth Wayne Jennings Jr
(801) 932-6164
1012 E Meadow Cir
Alpine, UT
Specialties
Contracts, Corporate, Intellectual Property, Trademark Application
State Licensing
Washington

Jerald V Hale
(801) 756-7266
PO Box 816
American Fork, UT
Specialties
DUI, Family, Business, Car Accident, Construction
Education
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law,University of California - Irvine
State Licensing
Arizona, Utah

Matthew Norman Smith
(917) 843-1742
3223 Apache Ln
Provo, UT
Specialties
Business
Education
Columbia Univ SOL,Univ of California at Los Angeles
State Licensing
California

James Reed Rawson
(801) 438-2000
3165 E Millrock Dr #500
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Corporate, LLC, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership, Securities Offerings, Venture Capital
Education
Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UT,Utah St Univ
State Licensing
California, Utah

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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