Cover Your Legal Bases Torrington CT

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.

William Conti
(860) 482-4451
355 PROSPECT ST
TORRINGTON, CT
Specialties
Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Workers Compensation, Commercial, Residential
Education
Boston College Law School,Boston College
State Licensing
Connecticut, Massachusetts

Stephanie M Weaver
(860) 567-1200
174 WEST ST STE 200
LITCHFIELD, CT
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Mediation, Real Estate, Business
State Licensing
Connecticut

Thomas A Santoro
(860) 379-6200
280-B MAIN STREET PO BOX 497
NEW HARTFORD, CT
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Landlord & Tenant
Education
Quinnipiac University School of Law,Central Connecticut State University,University of Kent
State Licensing
Connecticut

Patrick Edward Scully
(860) 673-7141
& Reeve Llp, 79 Main Street
Unionville, CT
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Personal Injury
State Licensing
Connecticut

Margaret M Hayes
106 North Street, P. O. Box 1197
Bristol, CT
Specialties
Family, Probate, Business, Landlord & Tenant
Education
University of Connecticut School of Law,Tufts University
State Licensing
Connecticut

Charles F Brower
(860) 482-4979
445 PROSPECT ST
TORRINGTON, CT
Specialties
General Practice, Copyright Infringement, Personal Injury, Litigation, Business
Education
Columbia University School of Law,Dartmouth College
State Licensing
Connecticut

Jonathan J Meter
(860) 567-8750
457 BANTAM ROAD, ROUTE 202 PO BOX 158
LITCHFIELD, CT
Specialties
Personal Injury, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Business, Landlord & Tenant
Education
University of Connecticut School of Law,Ithaca College
State Licensing
Connecticut

Walter R Hampton JR
(860) 693-8800
185 ALBANY TURNPIKE PO BOX 1008
CANTON, CT
Specialties
Litigation, Criminal Defense, Appeals, Corporate, Commercial
Education
Cornell Law School,University of Hartford
State Licensing
Connecticut

Robert John Reeve
(860) 673-7141
& Reeve Llp, 79 Main Street
Unionville, CT
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning
State Licensing
Connecticut

Timothy W Furey
(860) 589-4343
43 BELLEVUE AVENUE PO BOX 670
BRISTOL, CT
Specialties
Family, Real Estate, Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning
Education
Suffolk University Law School,Holy Cross College
State Licensing
Connecticut

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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