Cover Your Legal Bases Red Wing MN

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.

Kent W. Speight
411 W 3rd Street
Red Wing, MN
Specialties
Real Estate, Debt Agreements, Business, Litigation, Probate
Education
U Of Wisconsin
State Licensing
Minnesota, Wisconsin

Jack C Strobel
(651) 388-1891
406 W 3RD ST STE 200
RED WING, MN
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Estate Planning, Probate
Education
Drake University,Drake University
State Licensing
Minnesota

Andrew Clifford Myers
(651) 388-1891
406 W 3RD ST STE 200
RED WING, MN
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Litigation, Real Estate, Employment
Education
University of Montana School of Law,Bradley University
State Licensing
Minnesota

Donald J. Fluegel
(651) 438-9777
1303 Frontage Rd S #5
Hastings, MN
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Education
Georgetown U
State Licensing
Minnesota, Wisconsin

George L May
(651) 437-6300
204 SIBLEY ST
HASTINGS, MN
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Employment
Education
University of Minnesota Law School,University of Minnesota
State Licensing
Minnesota

Jennifer Lynn Lappegaard
(651) 388-8805
411 W 3RD ST
RED WING, MN
Specialties
Land Use & Zoning, Employment, Debt Agreements, Business
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
State Licensing
Minnesota

Ranae L.T. Simonson
1626 Old West 3rd St
Red Wing, MN
Specialties
Family, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Business, Estate Planning
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,Gustavus Adolphus College
State Licensing
Minnesota

Philip A. Helgeson
(715) 262-5551
1400 N Acres Rd # 20
Prescott, WI
Specialties
Family, Business, Real Estate
Education
U Of St. Thomas School Of Law
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Daniel Jerome Fluegel
(651) 438-9777
1303 S FRONTAGE RD STE 5
HASTINGS, MN
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,University of Saint Thomas
State Licensing
Minnesota

Sean Ryan Mccarthy
1303 S Frontage Rd Ste 5
Hastings, MN
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Real Estate
Education
Hamline University School of Law,Harvard University
State Licensing
Minnesota

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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