Cover Your Legal Bases Prescott Valley 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.

Mark V. Scheehle
(602) 705-3020
7917 East Crooked Creek Trail
Prescott Valley, AZ
Specialties
Appeals, Tax, Business, Probate
Education
Texas Tech University
State Licensing
Arizona, Texas

Terence W Thompson
(602) 530-8515
101 E GURLEY ST STE 214
PRESCOTT, AZ
Specialties
Corporate, Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Markets And Services
Education
Harvard University,University of Arizona
State Licensing
Arizona

Brian J Zavislak
(602) 530-8071
101 E GURLEY ST STE 214
PRESCOTT, AZ
Specialties
Real Estate, Environmental, Corporate
Education
University of Notre Dame,University of Notre Dame
State Licensing
Arizona

Jay A Zweig
(602) 530-8407
101 E GURLEY ST STE 214
PRESCOTT, AZ
Specialties
Employment, Commercial
Education
Northwestern University,University of Texas System, Austin
State Licensing
Arizona

Maureen Welsh
(602) 229-5282
101 E GURLEY ST STE 214
PRESCOTT, AZ
Specialties
Commercial
Education
Creighton University,Washburn University
State Licensing
Arizona

Mark A Fuller
(602) 530-8185
101 E GURLEY ST STE 214
PRESCOTT, AZ
Specialties
Appeals, Commercial, Business, Ethics, Real Estate
Education
Arizona State University,Arizona State University
State Licensing
Arizona

Paul R Madden
201 N Montezuma Street, Suite 301
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Mergers & Acquisitions
Education
Georgetown University,University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
State Licensing
Arizona, DC

Dean C Short II
(602) 530-8308
101 E GURLEY ST STE 214
PRESCOTT, AZ
Specialties
Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax
Education
Harvard University,University of Arizona
State Licensing
Arizona

Dane N Hague
(602) 530-8464
101 E GURLEY ST STE 214
PRESCOTT, AZ
Specialties
Business
Education
Fort Hays State University,University of Kansas
State Licensing
Arizona

Paul K Charlton
(602) 530-8585
101 E GURLEY ST STE 214
PRESCOTT, AZ
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Business
Education
University of Arizona,University of Arizona
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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