Cover Your Legal Bases Steubenville OH

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.

David Arthur Armstrong
401 MARKET ST STE 401
STEUBENVILLE, OH
Specialties
Lawsuits & Disputes, Appeals, Commercial, Litigation, Employment
Education
Duquesne University School of Law,University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
State Licensing
Ohio

Joseph St.D Christof II
401 MARKET ST STE 401
STEUBENVILLE, OH
Specialties
Commercial, Litigation, Employment, Insurance
Education
College of the Holy Cross,Vanderbilt University
State Licensing
Ohio

James G. Connolly
(304) 723-4442
3071 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite B
Weirton, WV
 
Jeffrey A Stepner
(859) 394-6200
2407 ASHLAND AVE
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Commercial, Insurance, Personal Injury, Appeals
Education
Miami University of Ohio,University of Kentucky
State Licensing
Ohio

Stephen Swango Holmes
537 E PETE ROSE WAY STE 400
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Business, Health Care, Transportation
Education
Transylvania University,University of Kentucky
State Licensing
Ohio

William Finley Blake Jr.
4110 SUNSET BLVD
STEUBENVILLE, OH
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate
Education
University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law Center,Fransican University of Steubenville,Steubenville
State Licensing
Ohio

John W. Burns
(800) 243-5412
401 MARKET ST STE 401
STEUBENVILLE, OH
Specialties
Commercial, Litigation, Corporate, Debt Collection, Bankruptcy
Education
Duquesne University School of Law,West Liberty State College
State Licensing
Ohio

Davis D William
(740) 635-1217
4220 Sunset Blvd
Steubenville, OH

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David Smith Bence
(513) 651-6428
201 E 5TH ST PNC CENTER
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Business, Project Finance, Aviation, Equipment Finance
Education
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law,University of Michigan
State Licensing
Ohio

Peggy Ann Markstein
9545 KENWOOD RD STE 103
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Commercial, Wills
Education
Cambridge
State Licensing
Ohio

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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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