Cover Your Legal Bases Searcy AR

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.

G. Michael Millar
(501) 268-8220
401 West Center
Searcy, AR
 
Mark Andrew Taylor
(479) 277-8108
508 Southwest 8th St
Bentonville, AR
Specialties
Business
Education
Baylor University
State Licensing
Texas

James F. Gramling Jr
(870) 935-5847
401 S MAIN ST
JONESBORO, AR
Specialties
Family, Real Estate, Business, Appeals, Estate Planning
Education
Vanderbilt University Law School,Hendrix College
State Licensing
Arkansas

Troy Anthony Price
(501) 212-1313
200 W CAPITOL AVE STE 2300
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Employee Benefits, Employment, Appeals
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,Arkansas State University, Jon
State Licensing
Arkansas

Heartsill Ragon III
(501) 376-3800
425 W CAPITOL AVE STE 3801
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Corporate, Financial Markets And Services, State, Local And Municipal Law, Construction, Real Estate
State Licensing
Arkansas

Jennifer Ellen Lloyd
(479) 521-9996
221 NORTH COLLEGE AVENUE PO BOX 3618
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Personal Injury, Insurance
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,University of Nebraska
State Licensing
Arkansas

Charles Robert Nestrud
400 West Capitol, Suite 2840
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Environmental, Business
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,University of Iowa
State Licensing
Arkansas

Anthony Wayne Juneau
(479) 464-5650
5414 PINNACLE POINT DR STE 500
ROGERS, AR
Specialties
Medical Malpractice, Business, Litigation, Insurance
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,University of Arkansas - Fayet
State Licensing
Arkansas

D. Nicole Lovell
(501) 372-0800
111 CENTER ST STE 2200
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Financial Markets And Services, Real Estate, Corporate
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of L
State Licensing
Arkansas

Ronny J. Bell
100 N COURT SQ
MAGNOLIA, AR
Specialties
Real Estate, Probate, General Practice, Business, Oil & Gas
State Licensing
Arkansas

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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