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.

Stephanie Haley Williams
(501) 221-3200
Keech Law Firm, PA, 4800 West Commercial Drive
North Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Bankruptcy, Chapter 7, Chapter 13
Education
Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
State Licensing
Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee

John Kooistra III
(501) 372-0800
TWENTY-SECOND FLOOR 111 CENTER ST
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Banking, Real Estate
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,University of Central Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

Teresa Maria Wineland
(501) 372-0800
111 CENTER ST STE 2200
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Business, Litigation
Education
Duke University School of Law,University of Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

John Thomas Hardin
(501) 375-9131
120 E 4TH ST
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Corporate, Real Estate
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,Purdue University
State Licensing
Arkansas

Christopher Alan Blake Batson
(870) 246-9844
P.O. DRAWER 480 501 CRITTENDEN ST
ARKADELPHIA, AR
Specialties
Personal Injury, Litigation, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Business
Education
Henderson State University,University of Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

Thomas Ark Monroe III
425 W CAPITOL AVE STE 1800
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Corporate, Administrative Law, Arbitration, Insurance
Education
Hendrix College,University of Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

W H "dub" Arnold
(870) 246-9844
501 CRITTENDEN STREET PO BOX 480
ARKADELPHIA, AR
Specialties
Personal Injury, Litigation, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Business
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,Henderson State University
State Licensing
Arkansas

Kevin Richmond Holmes
(479) 922-2175
615 N. PLAZA DRIVE PO BOX 7359
VAN BUREN, AR
Specialties
Family, Personal Injury, Credit Card Fraud, Business, Social Security, General Practice
Education
University of Arkansas Leflar School of Law,University of Arkansas at Little Rock
State Licensing
Arkansas

Earl Lee "buddy" Chadick
(479) 521-9996
P.O. BOX 3618 221 N COLLEGE AVE
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Criminal Defense
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,University of Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

Joseph A. Strode
(870) 534-5532
P. O. BOX 7808 315 E 8TH AVE
PINE BLUFF, AR
Specialties
Banking, Real Estate, Commercial, Business, Intellectual Property
Education
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law,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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