Cover Your Legal Bases Schofield WI

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.

Philip J. Freeburg
(715) 359-3188
1155 GRAND AVE PO BOX 588
SCHOFIELD, WI
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate, State, Local And Municipal Law
Education
University of Wisconsin Law School ,University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Peter F. Hittner
(715) 359-3188
1155 GRAND AVE PO BOX 588
SCHOFIELD, WI
Specialties
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning
Education
Marquette University Law School ,Marquette University
State Licensing
Wisconsin

David B. Welles
(715) 843-6700
513 Grant St
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Real Estate, Business, Construction
Education
U Of Wisconsin
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Mary M. John
(715) 843-6700
513 Grant St
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business
Education
University of Wisconsin Law School,University of Minnesota
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Gregory J. Strasser
(715) 845-7800
505 S 24TH AVE
WAUSAU, WI
Specialties
Business, Divorce, Lawsuits & Disputes, Personal Injury
Education
Hamline U
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Tyson V. Cain
(715) 301-0055
PO Box 16
Schofield, WI
Specialties
Probate, Trusts, Wills, Family, Business
Education
Wm Mitchell College,Marquette University,St Olaf College
State Licensing
Wisconsin

James E. Low Jr.
(715) 842-2291
531 WASHINGTON ST
WAUSAU, WI
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury, Litigation, Real Estate
Education
Marquette University Law School ,Loras College
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Robert J. Reinertson
(715) 845-6227
605 SCOTT ST
WAUSAU, WI
Specialties
General Practice, Business, Litigation, State, Local And Municipal Law, Bankruptcy
Education
University of Wisconsin Law School ,University of North Dakota
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Justin J. Bates
(715) 845-7800
505 S 24TH AVE
WAUSAU, WI
Specialties
Contracts, Commercial, Personal Injury, Car Accident
Education
John Marshall Law School, Chicago,University of Wisconsin, Madison
State Licensing
Wisconsin

Scott Alan Jackman
(715) 845-1805
1 CORPORATE DR SUITE 400 PO BOX 1519
WAUSAU, WI
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Commercial, Real Estate
Education
University of Wisconsin, Madison ,Rutgers University School of Law
State Licensing
Wisconsin

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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