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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.

Levi D Williamson
(970) 522-2341
214 Poplar Street
Sterling, CO
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Child Custody, Divorce, Wills, Energy, Family
Education
Oklahoma City University School of Law,Doane College
State Licensing
Colorado

Dean A Mcconnell
(720) 946-4757
1050 17TH ST STE 2500
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Health Care, Business
Education
University of Denver College of Law,University of Denver
State Licensing
Colorado

Eric Jon Pearson
(303) 447-7801
1900 15TH ST
BOULDER, CO
Specialties
Business
Education
University of Chicago Law School,University of Arizona
State Licensing
Colorado

Thomas T Grimshaw
(303) 839-3800
1700 LINCOLN ST STE 3800
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning
Education
Northwestern University School of Law,Hamline University
State Licensing
Colorado

Brandon Barnard Houtchens
(970) 353-9195
822 7TH ST STE 270
GREELEY, CO
Specialties
Business, Employment, Lawsuits & Disputes, Criminal Defense, Education
Education
University of Colorado School of Law,University of Denver
State Licensing
Colorado

Carol K Werner
(970) 522-8822
59276 COUNTY ROAD Q
MERINO, CO
Specialties
Corporate, Securities Offerings, Contracts, Agriculture, Litigation
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,University of North Dakota
State Licensing
Colorado, DC, New York

Andres Rene Guevara
(720) 488-0220
4582 S ULSTER ST STE 1650
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Commercial
Education
George Washington University National Law Center,University of Michigan
State Licensing
Colorado

Adrienne O'connell Mcnamara
(303) 607-3679
1700 LINCOLN ST
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Business, Public Finance, Real Estate
Education
Yale Law School,Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
State Licensing
Colorado

Allen Sparkman
(303) 396-0236
1616 17th St Ste 564
Denver, CO
Specialties
Business, Tax, Estate Planning
Education
University Of Texas
State Licensing
Colorado, Texas

Peter D Willis
(303) 297-2400
1801 CALIFORNIA ST STE 3100
DENVER, CO
Specialties
Business, Intellectual Property
Education
University of Denver College of Law,Northwestern University
State Licensing
Colorado

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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