Cover Your Legal Bases Pueblo CO

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.

John L Rice
(719) 542-1650
201 W 8TH ST STE 540
PUEBLO, CO
Specialties
Estate Planning, Real Estate, Business, Criminal Defense, Lawsuits & Disputes
Education
University of Kansas School of Law,Wichita State University
State Licensing
Colorado

Jennifer Lynn Peters
(970) 330-6700
1812 56TH AVE
GREELEY, CO
Specialties
Business, Real Estate
Education
University of Colorado School of Law,Metropolitan State College of Denver
State Licensing
Colorado

Rebecca Wilcox Dow
(303) 295-8413
555 17TH ST STE 3200
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Business, Real Estate
Education
University of Denver College of Law,University of Colorado
State Licensing
Colorado

Helaine Resnick Smith
(303) 442-1900
2521 BROADWAY ST STE A
BOULDER, CO
Specialties
Real Estate, Corporate
Education
University of Denver College of Law,University of Michigan
State Licensing
Colorado

Karen E Leaffer
(303) 607-3500
1700 LINCOLN ST
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Business
Education
University of Denver College of Law,University of Idaho College of Law,Gonzaga University
State Licensing
Colorado

Edmund Tuck Young
(719) 543-0936
201 W 8TH ST STE 540
PUEBLO, CO
Specialties
Banking, Bankruptcy, Business, Real Estate
Education
University of Colorado School of Law,St Cloud State University
State Licensing
Colorado

Kevin Michael Shea
(303) 299-7337
1225 17TH ST STE 2300
DENVER, CO
Specialties
White Collar Crime, Business
Education
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law,University of Colorado
State Licensing
Colorado

Laura Alms
(303) 296-2828
1660 LINCOLN ST STE 1700
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Real Estate, Commercial, Environmental, Insurance, Family
Education
Washington University School of Law,University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
State Licensing
Colorado

James Todd Tenge
11001 West 120th Avenue, Suite 400
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Personal Injury, Defective & Dangerous Products, Medical Malpractice, Litigation, Commercial
Education
University of San Diego School of Law,University of California - San Diego
State Licensing
Colorado

Steven Michael Dye
(303) 678-7358
353 MAIN ST
LONGMONT, CO
Specialties
Corporate, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Tax
Education
Texas Tech University School of Law,Colorado State University
State Licensing
Colorado

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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