Cover Your Legal Bases Ponchatoula LA

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.

Jeff Alan LeSaicherre
(985) 467-9009
270 North 6th Street
Ponchatoula, LA
Specialties
Estate Planning, Litigation, Business, Real Estate
Education
Loyola of New Orleans, College of Law,University of Alabama School of Law
State Licensing
Louisiana

James Parker Layrisson
(985) 370-9832
125 E Pine St
Ponchatoula, LA
Specialties
Personal Injury, Maritime, Litigation, Business, Criminal Defense
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,Tulane University
State Licensing
Louisiana

Michael Denver Bass
(985) 345-0660
500 E Morris St
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Business, Employment, Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law
State Licensing
Louisiana

Glen Ray Galbraith
(985) 542-8500
200 N Cate St
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Litigation, Discrimination, Intellectual Property, Government, Business
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,Louisiana State University
State Licensing
Louisiana

Nicole Roberts Dillon
(985) 542-8500
200 N Cate St
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate
Education
Tulane University Law School,Louisiana State Universit
State Licensing
Louisiana

Jeff Alan LeSaicherre
(985) 467-9009
270 North 6th Street
Ponchatoula, LA
Specialties
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Business
Education
Loyola University of New Orleans
School of Law
State Licensing
Louisiana

Ashley Culbertson Atchison
(985) 542-8500
200 N Cate St, P O Drawer 699
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Real Estate, Employment, Corporate
Education
Louisiana State Univ,Louisiana St Univ
State Licensing
California, Louisiana

Andre G Coudrain
(985) 542-6848
106 S Magnolia St
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Banking, Corporate, Litigation, Real Estate, Bankruptcy
Education
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law,Southeastern Louisiana University
State Licensing
Louisiana

John Gerhardt Toerner
(985) 542-8299
104 N Cypress St
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Estate Planning, Probate, Tax, Litigation, Business
Education
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law,Loyola University School of Law,Louisiana Sta
State Licensing
Louisiana

Kenneth L Ross
(985) 542-8500
200 N Cate St
Hammond, LA
Specialties
Litigation, Employment, Business, Estate Planning, Insurance
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
State Licensing
Louisiana

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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