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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.

Brandon Carter Robinson
(870) 534-5532
P.O. BOX 8505 315 E 8TH AVE
PINE BLUFF, AR
Specialties
Insurance, Litigation, Commercial, State, Local And Municipal Law, Government
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,University of Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

Darrell D. Dover
(501) 375-9151
425 W CAPITOL AVE STE 3700
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Banking, Commercial, Real Estate, Corporate
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,University of Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

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

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

James Merek Rowe
(501) 525-3130
1st National Bank Building
Hot Springs, AR
Specialties
Wills, Trusts & Estates, Business Law
Secondary Specialties
Revocable Trust & Irrevocable Trust, Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes, Business Succession Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Professional Corporations, Partnerships, Estate Administration, Corporations, Guardianship, Tax Planning, Drafting Trusts, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), Business Successions, Charitable Giving, Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Corporations, Charitable Trusts, Supplemental Needs Trust, Living Trusts, Closely Held Businesses, Savings & Thrifts, Probate, Drafting Wills
State Licensing
Arkansas

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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

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

Nathan Edgar Tyler
(501) 379-1781
111 CENTER ST STE 1900
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Specialties
Estate Planning, Corporate
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,University of Missouri - Kansas City School
State Licensing
Arkansas

Benjamin H. Shipley III
(479) 783-8200
5401 ROGERS AVE STE 200
FORT SMITH, AR
Specialties
Employment, Business, Health Care
Education
Southern Methodist University,University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
State Licensing
Arkansas

Todd Patrick Lewis
(479) 582-5711
211 E DICKSON ST
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Specialties
Banking, Litigation, Financial Markets And Services, Business
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen 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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