Cover Your Legal Bases Somerton AZ

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.

John S Garcia
230 W MORRISON ST
YUMA, AZ
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Real Estate, Appeals, Trusts
Education
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law,University of Arizona
State Licensing
Arizona

Alicia Z Aguirre
230 W MORRISON ST
YUMA, AZ
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Health Care, Employment, Estate Planning
Education
Laclede School of Law,Thomas Jefferson School of Law,Stephens College in Columbia
State Licensing
Arizona

Richard John Edgar
290 S 1ST AVE STE 1
YUMA, AZ
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Litigation, Business, Partnership
Education
Southern Methodist University,California State University
State Licensing
California

Jason Yardley Moyes
(928) 343-9447
1405 W 16th St
Yuma, AZ
Specialties
Arbitration, Commercial, Fraud
Education
BRIGHAM YOUNG
State Licensing
Arizona

Harry Wm Longbottom
11593 S FORTUNA RD
YUMA, AZ
Specialties
Commercial, Litigation, Corporate, Real Estate, Probate
Education
Kansas State University,Washburn University
State Licensing
Arizona

Wayne C Benesch
230 W MORRISON ST
YUMA, AZ
Specialties
Real Estate, Business, Corporate, International Law, Estate Planning
Education
University of Arizona,University of Arizona
State Licensing
Arizona

Selmer D Lutey
101 E 2ND ST
YUMA, AZ
Specialties
Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Business
Education
University of Texas System, Austin,University of Utah,University of Utah
State Licensing
Arizona

Arturo I Villarreal
230 W MORRISON ST
YUMA, AZ
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Appeals, Litigation, Debt Collection
Education
University of Arizona,University of Southern California,University of Southern California
State Licensing
Arizona

Lawrence L Deason
(928) 783-4575
242 W 28TH ST STE A
YUMA, AZ
Specialties
Elder Law, Corporate, Wills, Probate, Estate Planning
Education
Arizona State University,Arizona State University
State Licensing
Arizona

Pamela Walsma
(928) 783-8321
2260 South Fourth Avenue, Suite 2000
Yuma, AZ
 

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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