Cover Your Legal Bases Telford PA

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.

Aman M. Barber III
(215) 256-0205
425 MAIN ST STE 200
HARLEYSVILLE, PA
Specialties
Corporate, DUI, Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Contracts
Education
University of Vermont,Villanova University
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

Joseph C. Kuhls
1800 PENNBROOK PKWY STE 200
LANSDALE, PA
Specialties
State, Local And Municipal Law, Real Estate, Corporate, Business
Education
Temple University,Temple University
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

J. Scott Maxwell
(215) 661-0400
Hamburg Rubin Et Al, 375 Morris Rd Po Box 1479
Lansdale, PA
Specialties
Business, Elder Law, Family
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

Kevin Cornish
(215) 661-0400
Hamburg Rubin Et Al, 375 Morris Road Po Box 1479
Lansdale, PA
Specialties
Family, Elder Law, Business
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

Christine Lynn Madden
210 W WALNUT ST
PERKASIE, PA
Specialties
Media, Real Estate, Business
Education
Georgetown University,Saint Joseph's University,Rutgers University School of Law
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

Gary Jaffe
(215) 362-2474
210 W WALNUT ST
PERKASIE, PA
Specialties
Corporate, Tax, State, Local And Municipal Law
Education
Widener University School of Law,Temple University
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

James Charles Walker
(215) 661-0400
210 W WALNUT ST
PERKASIE, PA
Specialties
Administrative Law, Business
Education
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law,LaSalle College
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

Eric Christopher Frey
(215) 362-2474
1800 PENNBROOK PKWY STE 200
LANSDALE, PA
Specialties
State, Local And Municipal Law, Real Estate, Corporate, Business
Education
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus),Villanova University
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

William C. Roeger Jr.
(215) 257-3666
210 W WALNUT ST
PERKASIE, PA
Specialties
Personal Injury, Commercial, Corporate, Real Estate
Education
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law,Muhlenberg College,United States Air Force Of
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

Alexander Geiger
(215) 880-9439
920 N. Broad Street, Suite 8
Lansdale, PA
Specialties
Administrative Law, Contracts, Business, Internet
Education
Cornell University,Princeton University
State Licensing
New York, Pennsylvania

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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