Cover Your Legal Bases Springdale 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.

Jeb Hunter Joyce
(479) 444-5202
4100 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 310
Springdale, AR
Specialties
Real Estate, Securities Offerings, Banking, Commercial
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of L
State Licensing
Arkansas

Timothy Lloyd Brooks
877-433-522
303 E. MILLSAP ROAD PO BOX 8310
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Specialties
Medical Malpractice, Defective & Dangerous Products, Business, Employment, Litigation
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
State Licensing
Arkansas

John Joseph Mikesch
(479) 443-5222
303 E MILLSAP RD
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Specialties
Litigation, Family, Business, Criminal Defense, Appeals
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,Bowling Green State University
State Licensing
Arkansas

Rayburn Winslow Green
(479) 973-4200
3356 East Chatsworth Road
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Commercial
State Licensing
Arkansas

Thomas D. Stockland
(479) 521-3608
157 E COLT DR STE 1
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Specialties
Banking, Estate Planning, Tax, Bankruptcy, Commercial
Education
University of Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

Brandon B. Cate
(479) 444-5205
4100 CORPORATE CENTER DR STE 310
SPRINGDALE, AR
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Appeals
Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law,Vanderbilt University
State Licensing
Arkansas

Thomas D. Stockland
(479) 521-3608
157 E COLT DR STE 1
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Specialties
Banking, Estate Planning, Tax, Bankruptcy, Commercial
Education
University of Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

Joe Benson
(479) 444-8000
2774 E MILLENNIUM PL
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Specialties
Personal Injury, Family, Real Estate, Business, Insurance
Education
Southwest Missouri State University,University of Arkansas
State Licensing
Arkansas

W. H. Taylor
(877) 443-5222
303 EAST MILLSAP ROAD PO BOX 8310
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Defective & Dangerous Products, Personal Injury, Litigation, Business
Education
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center,University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
State Licensing
Arkansas

John Mark Scott
(479) 582-5711
One Steele Plaza, 3739 Steele Blvd., Suite 340
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Real Estate, Litigation, Commercial
State Licensing
Arkansas

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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