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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.

Stephen T. Snedden
(208) 263-4748
708 Superior St. Ste. B
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Business, Real Estate
State Licensing
Idaho

Stephen T. Snedden
(208) 263-4748
708 Superior St. Ste. B
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Business, Real Estate
State Licensing
Idaho

Larry Michael Davidson
(208) 255-1323
101 N 4th Ave Ste 104
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Construction, Contracts, Landlord & Tenant, Probate
State Licensing
Idaho, Washington

L Denise Farnsworth
(208) 882-2122
4325 Lenville Rd, # 49
Moscow, ID
Specialties
Business
Education
Seattle University
State Licensing
Washington

Lauren Maiers Reynoldson
(208) 489-3035
300 Main St Ste 150
Boise, ID
Specialties
Business, Land Use & Zoning
State Licensing
Washington

Daniel Toby Mclaughlin
(208) 263-4748
708 Superior St Ste B
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Debt Collection, Business, Land Use & Zoning, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Douglas B Marks
(208) 263-8517
Po Box 1049
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Corporate, Land Use & Zoning
State Licensing
Washington

David Jacquot
(208) 415-0777
2041 Bandy Rd
Priest River, ID
Specialties
Business, Tax, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning
State Licensing
Washington

Muriel M Burke
(208) 209-3940
100 East Neider, Ste 2
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Family, Real Estate, Administrative Law, Appeals, Business, Trademark Infringement, General Practice
Education
Gonzaga Law School
State Licensing
Idaho, Washington

Richard Keating Kuck
(208) 667-3600
Po Box 1320
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Business, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Litigation
State Licensing
Colorado, Washington

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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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