Cover Your Legal Bases Siloam Springs 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.

Keith Byron Hall
(501) 374-4899
220 W. 6th, Ste 1000
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Business, Criminal Defense, Family
Education
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville,University Of South Carolina
State Licensing
Arkansas, Texas

Barry Joseph Jewell
(501) 907-6800
1401 W CAPITOL AVE STE 247
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Employee Benefits, Tax, Franchising, Corporate, Estate Planning
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,University of Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

Todd Martin Turner
(870) 246-9484
P.O. BOX 480 501 CRITTENDEN ST
ARKADELPHIA, AR
Specialties
Personal Injury, Litigation, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Business
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,Ouachita Baptist University
State Licensing
Arkansas

W. Dane Clay
(501) 375-9131
120 E 4TH ST
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Tax, Estate Planning, Corporate
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
State Licensing
Arkansas

Chad M. Avery
(501) 376-3800
425 W CAPITOL AVE STE 3801
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Corporate, International Law, Securities Offerings, Energy, Construction
Education
University of Arkansas - Little Rock,University of Central Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

K. C. Dupps Tucker
(479) 521-9996
221 NORTH COLLEGE AVENUE PO BOX 3618
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Specialties
Agriculture, Business, Litigation, Insurance, Personal Injury
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,University of Arkansas at Litt
State Licensing
Arkansas

Brandon L. Brown
(870) 931-1700
300 SOUTH CHURCH STREET PO BOX 1700
JONESBORO, AR
Specialties
Agriculture, Real Estate, Banking, Oil & Gas, Business
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,University of Arkansas - Fayetteville,Univer
State Licensing
Arkansas

Kelly M. Degostin
(501) 372-0800
(ODD Range 101 - 199) CENTER ST
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Estate Planning, Corporate, State, Local And Municipal Law, Banking, Real Estate
Education
New York University School of Law,University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,College of
State Licensing
Arkansas

Michael W. Boyd
(870) 234-6111
100 North Court Square, P.O. Box 841
Magnolia, AR
Specialties
Personal Injury, Business, General Practice, Family, Litigation
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
State Licensing
Arkansas

Stephen Reese Lancaster
(501) 212-1238
200 W CAPITOL AVE STE 2300
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Litigation, Construction, Election Campaign, Business, Real Estate
Education
University of Texas School of Law,University of Texas System, Austin,University of Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

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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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