Cover Your Legal Bases Saint George UT

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.

P. Rowland Graff
(435) 673-4892
182 N 100 West
Saint George, UT
Specialties
Family, Business, Real Estate, General Practice, Estate Planning, Debt Collection
Education
Thomas M. Cooley Law School,Southern Utah University
State Licensing
Michigan, Utah

Joshua Eric Little
(435) 674-0400
192 E 200 N 3fl
Saint George, UT
Specialties
Business, Contracts, Corporate, Employment, Securities Offerings
Education
Harvard Univ Law School,Brigham Young Univ
State Licensing
California, Utah

Heath H Snow
(435) 656-1900
230 North 1680 East, Suite D-1
St. George, UT
Specialties
Business, Family, Litigation, Real Estate, Estate Planning
Education
University of Kansas School of Law,Brigham Young University
State Licensing
Nevada

Marianne Gardner Sorensen
(435) 986-2128
301 North 200 East, Suite 3-A
St. George, UT
Specialties
Advertising, Contracts, Commercial, Business, Real Estate
Education
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
State Licensing
Utah

Chris L. Engstrom
(435) 674-0400
192 East 200 North
St. George, UT
 
Marianne Gardner Sorensen
(435) 986-2128
301 North 200 East, Suite 3-A
St. George, UT
Specialties
Advertising, Contracts, Commercial, Business, Real Estate
Education
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
State Licensing
Utah

Martin R. Slater
(435) 674-6622
321 N. Mall Drive, Suite R122
St. George, UT
Specialties
Real Estate, Corporate, Contracts
Education
Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UT,California St Univ Long Beach
State Licensing
California, Utah

Paul J. Robbins
(435) 229-3133
St. George, UT
Specialties
Business Law
Education
Law School : Other


Data Provided by:
Jonathan Lane Wright
(435) 628-1682
59 South 100 East
St. George, UT
 
Michael A. Day
(435) 674-0400
192 East 200 North
St. George, UT
 
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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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