Cover Your Legal Bases Savage 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.

Bradley Daniel Hendrikson
(952) 220-3736
4200 W COUNTY ROAD 42
SAVAGE, MN
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Contracts
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,Brown University,Gustavus Adolphus College
State Licensing
Minnesota

David Scott Wething
(952) 894-6400
4200 Co Rd 42 W
Savage, MN
Specialties
General Practice, Litigation, Bankruptcy, Business, Corporate
Education
William Mitchell College of Law,St. Cloud State University
State Licensing
Minnesota

Michael W Mcnabb
(952) 894-9812
2500 Co Rd 42 W
Burnsville, MN
Specialties
Family, Estate Planning, Business, Criminal Defense, Real Estate
Education
University of Minnesota Law School,University of Minnesota
State Licensing
Minnesota

John D Fullmer
1500 Wells Fargo Plaza, 7900 Xerxes Ave S
Bloomington, MN
Specialties
Business
Education
University of Iowa College of Law,University of Iowa
State Licensing
Minnesota

Peter J. Coyle
(952) 896-3214
7900 Xerxes Av S #1500
Bloomington, MN
Specialties
Business
Education
Hamline U
State Licensing
Minnesota, Wisconsin

Mark T Solstad
(651) 968-8062
4200 County Road 42 W
Savage, MN
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Real Estate, Tax, Employment
Education
University of Minnesota Law School,University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
State Licensing
Minnesota

Lauri Ann Schmid
(952) 226-1202
6001 Egan Dr #140
Savage, MN
Specialties
Commercial
State Licensing
Minnesota

Charles S Modell
(952) 835-3800
7900 XERXES AVE S STE 1500
BLOOMINGTON, MN
Specialties
Corporate
Education
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law,University of Florida
State Licensing
Minnesota

William G Thornton
(952) 896-1578
7900 XERXES AVE S STE 1500
BLOOMINGTON, MN
Specialties
Corporate
Education
Hamline University School of Law,Northeastern University
State Licensing
Minnesota

Michael Jay Smith
(952) 896-3270
7900 Xerxes Av S #1500
Bloomington, MN
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Tax
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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