Cover Your Legal Bases Sparks NV

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 Kenneth Gallagher
(702) 786-2366
P O Box 2838
Reno, NV
Specialties
Business
Education
McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific,Willamette Univ
State Licensing
California

Garrett Sutton
(775) 824-0300
348 Mill Street
Reno, NV
Specialties
Business Law
Secondary Specialties
Art, Directors' & Officers' Liability, Buying & Selling, Communication & Media, Franchises, Music, Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Corporations, Joint Ventures, Employment Contracts, Shareholders' Rights, Non-Compete Contracts, Professional Corporations, Domain Names, Breach of Contract, Internet, Venture Capital, Franchising, Trade Associations, Television, Foreign Investment, Closely Held Businesses, Warranties, Contract Disputes, Business Successions, Secured Transactions, Literary Arts
State Licensing
Nevada.

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Eric A. Stovall
(775) 337-1444
200 Ridge St., Ste. 222
Reno, NV
Specialties
Litigation, Construction, Business, Commercial, Insurance, Adoption, Workers Compensation, Personal Injury
Education
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law,University of Nevada
State Licensing
Nevada

Kirk C Johnson
(775) 329-5600
50 W LIBERTY ST STE 600
RENO, NV
Specialties
Landlord & Tenant, Corporate, Real Estate, Commercial
Education
Arizona State University,Iowa State University
State Licensing
Arizona, Colorado, Nevada

Louis E. Humphrey
(775) 823-2900
50 W. Liberty Street, Ste. 410
Reno, NV
Specialties
Chapter 7, Litigation, Securities Offerings, Corporate
State Licensing
Nevada

John Elliott Hart
(530) 272-7277
6015South Virginia Street, Ste. E-210
Reno, NV
Specialties
Business, Intellectual Property, Contracts, Corporate, Real Estate
Education
USC Law School,Univ of Redlands
State Licensing
California

Caryn S. Tijsseling
(775) 823-2900
50 W. Liberty St., Ste. 410
Reno, NV
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Bankruptcy, Construction
Education
California Western School of Law,University of Nevada
State Licensing
Nevada

Garrett D. Gordon
(775) 823-2900
50 W. Liberty St., Ste. 410
Reno, NV
Specialties
Corporate, Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Government
Education
George Washington University National Law Center,University of Utah
State Licensing
Nevada

Christopher D Jaime
(775) 827-2000
4785 Caughlin Parkway
Reno, NV
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Employment, Business
Education
Willamette University College of Law,St Mary's College of California
State Licensing
Nevada

Sandra Opsahl Wilson
(775) 322-8886
1 E 1st St #604
Reno, NV
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Education
U of San Francisco SOL,Stanford Univ
State Licensing
California

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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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