Cover Your Legal Bases Post Falls ID

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.

Paul Robert Truebenbach
(208) 777-2987
715 N Coles Loop
Post Falls, ID
Specialties
Business, Antitrust
Education
Univ of Wisconsin Law School,Valparaiso Univ
State Licensing
California

Dennis Milan Davis
(208) 667-4000
SPOKESMAN REVIEW BUILDING 608 NORTHWEST BLVD STE 300
COEUR D ALENE, ID
Specialties
Land Use & Zoning, Debt Collection, Business, Real Estate
Education
University of Idaho College of Law
University of Idaho
State Licensing
Idaho, Washington

Jason Scott Wing
(208) 667-4000
Spokesman Review Building, 608 Northwest Blvd., Suite 300
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Specialties
Land Use & Zoning, Litigation, Business, Securities Offerings, Real Estate
Education
University of Idaho,The George Washington University
State Licensing
Idaho

Richard Keating Kuck
(208) 667-3600
Po Box 1320
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Business, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Litigation
State Licensing
Colorado, Washington

Robert Michael Seines
(509) 844-3723
Po Box 313
Liberty Lake, WA
Specialties
Debt Collection, Native Peoples Law, Banking, Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury
State Licensing
Washington

Muriel M Burke
(208) 209-3940
100 East Neider, Ste 2
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Family, Real Estate, Administrative Law, Appeals, Business, Trademark Infringement, General Practice
Education
Gonzaga Law School
State Licensing
Idaho, Washington

Michael Ryan Chapman
(208) 667-7621
Po Box 1600
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Debt Collection, Business, Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Landlord & Tenant, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Richard P Wallace
(208) 292-2691
1859 N Lakewood Dr Ste 201
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning
State Licensing
Washington

Kathleen Nanette Lucas Nemeth
(509) 255-9537
S 109 Neyland Ave #3
Liberty Lake, WA
Specialties
Business
Education
Univ of Texas SOL,Univ of Texas
State Licensing
California

Mark Alan Ellingsen
(208) 667-4000
608 NORTHWEST BLVD STE 300
COEUR D ALENE, ID
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Corporate, Real Estate
Education
Willamette University College of Law,Whitman College
State Licensing
Washington

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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