Cover Your Legal Bases Queensbury NY

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.

James E. Cullum
(518) 792-1174
288 GLEN ST
GLENS FALLS, NY
Specialties
Personal Injury, Business, Commercial, Real Estate
Education
Albany Law School of Union University,Union University Albany College of Pharmacy
State Licensing
New York

Alan Charles Rosenthal Rhodes
(518) 792-2117
1 WASHINGTON ST PO BOX 2168
GLENS FALLS, NY
Specialties
Estate Planning, Tax, Elder Law, Corporate, Commercial
Education
Columbia University School of Law,New York University School of Law,University of Rochester
State Licensing
New York

Dennis John Phillips
(518) 792-1174
288 GLEN ST
GLENS FALLS, NY
Specialties
Real Estate, Litigation, Appeals, Business, Commercial
Education
Fordham University School of Law,New York University School of Law,St Lawrence University
State Licensing
New York

Peter A. Firth
(518) 746-0615
1 BROAD STREET PLZ
GLENS FALLS, NY
Specialties
Personal Injury, Insurance, State, Local And Municipal Law, Commercial, Construction
Education
Albany Law School of Union University,Georgetown University
State Licensing
New York

Matthew R. Ludemann
(518) 745-4343
3 Warren Street
Glens Falls, NY
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate
State Licensing
New York

William Edward Fitzgerald
288 GLEN ST
GLENS FALLS, NY
Specialties
Banking, Business, Commercial, Probate
Education
John Marshall Law School, Chicago,University of Maine, Orono
State Licensing
New York

John E. Fitzgerald Jr.
288 GLEN ST
GLENS FALLS, NY
Specialties
Business, Commercial, Estate Planning, Probate
Education
Syracuse University College of Law,Emory University
State Licensing
New York

Kara Irene Lais
(518) 745-1400
1 BROAD STREET PLZ
GLENS FALLS, NY
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Environmental, State, Local And Municipal Law, Real Estate
Education
Albany Law School of Union University,Albany Law School of Union University,State University of New
State Licensing
New York

Robert H. Hafner
451 GLEN ST
GLENS FALLS, NY
Specialties
Estate Planning, Administrative Law, Business, Corporate, Real Estate
Education
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania,University of Michigan
State Licensing
New York

Michael Joseph Hill
451 GLEN ST
GLENS FALLS, NY
Specialties
State, Local And Municipal Law, Real Estate, Litigation, Estate Planning, Business
Education
Northern Illinois University College of Law,Holy Cross College
State Licensing
New York

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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