Cover Your Legal Bases Summerville SC

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.

Gregory Lynn Hyland
(843) 871-7765
P.O. Box 430
Summerville, SC
Specialties
Business, Employment, Elder Law, Probate, Family, Personal Injury, Litigation
Education
University Of South Carolina
State Licensing
Texas

Rutherford P.C. Smith
(843) 873-6780
100 S. Main St., Ste. J
Summerville, SC
Specialties
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning
State Licensing
South Carolina

Jenny A. Horne
(212) 278-1037
102 Perry Lane
Summerville, SC
Specialties
Power Of Attorney, Elder Law, Commercial
State Licensing
North Carolina

Christopher Joseph McCool
(843) 554-3100
5868 Rivers Ave., Ste. 101
N. Charleston, SC
Specialties
Defective & Dangerous Products, Personal Injury, Insurance, Business, Antitrust
Education
Washington and Lee University School of Law,University of Kansas
State Licensing
South Carolina

Thomas O. Sanders IV
(843) 573-8828
1738 Three Oaks Ave.
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Car Accident, Construction, Criminal Defense, Elder Law, Business
Education
University of South Carolina School of Law,Clemson University
State Licensing
South Carolina

Gregory Lynn Hyland
(843) 871-7765
P.O. Box 430
Summerville, SC
Specialties
Business, Employment, Elder Law, Probate, Family, Personal Injury, Litigation
Education
University Of South Carolina
State Licensing
Texas

James Earle Reeves
(843) 832-7337
400 North Cedar Street
Summerville, SC
Specialties
Real Estate, Probate, Estate Planning, Litigation, Corporate
Education
University of South Carolina School of Law
State Licensing
South Carolina

Sarah B. Pflug
(843) 572-6900
2155 Northpark Lane
North Charleston, SC
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Wills
Education
New York Law School,College of Charleston
State Licensing
South Carolina

J. Stanley Claypool III
(843) 572-6900
2155 Northpark Lane
North Charleston, SC
Specialties
Business, Real Estate
Education
University of South Carolina School of Law,University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
State Licensing
South Carolina

David Ransom Lawson
(843) 224-4759
#1 Carriage Lane, Bldg D
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Family, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Business
Education
Tulane University,London School of Economics
State Licensing
South Carolina

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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