Cover Your Legal Bases Towson MD

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.

Mark James Mctamney
(410) 244-7444
1210 Robin Hood Cir.
Towson, MD
Specialties
Real Estate, Business, Advertising
State Licensing
Maryland

Keith R Truffer
(410) 823-1800
102 W Pennsylvania Avenue
Towson, MD
Specialties
Defective & Dangerous Products, Personal Injury, Trusts, Commercial, Land Use & Zoning
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,St Mary's College of Maryland
State Licensing
DC, Maryland

Stanford G Gann Sr.
(410) 321-0600
502 Washington Avenue, 8th Floor
Towson, MD
Specialties
Arbitration, Business
State Licensing
DC, Maryland

Jonathan Martin Herbst
(410) 823-1800
102 W PENNSYLVANIA AVE STE 600
TOWSON, MD
Specialties
Corporate, Commercial, Real Estate
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,University of Delaware
State Licensing
Maryland

James Mitchell Kearney
(410) 825-0570
1104 KENILWORTH DR STE 400
TOWSON, MD
Specialties
Insurance, Real Estate, Defective & Dangerous Products, Business, Mediation
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,Denison University
State Licensing
Maryland

Charles Dillon
(410) 459-8644
100 West Road, Suite 300
Towson, MD
Specialties
Business Law
Education
Undergraduate : Campbell University
Law School : University of Baltimore

Professional Memberships
U.S. - Montenegro Business Council

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Curtis Charles Coon
305 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 105
Towson, MD
Specialties
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning, Litigation
State Licensing
Maryland

Thomas P Kimmitt JR
(410) 832-2032
Towson Commons Suite 300, One West PA Ave.
Towson, MD
Specialties
Business
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,Georgetown University
State Licensing
Maryland, Virginia

John J Nagle III
(410) 823-1250
21 W SUSQUEHANNA AVE
TOWSON, MD
Specialties
Litigation, Insurance, Corporate
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,College of the Holy Cross
State Licensing
Maryland

Thomas K. Mallon
(410) 847-9075
1107 Kenilworth Dr.
Towson, MD
Specialties
Business Law
Secondary Specialties
Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), Dangerous Property, Health Insurance, Breach of Contract, Casualty Insurance, Secured Transactions, Shareholders' Rights, Public Offerings, Construction Disputes, Franchises, Business Successions, Excise Taxes, Non-Compete Contracts, Corporate Income Taxes, Lemon Law, Negotiating Payments & Settlements, Property Taxes (Ad Valorem Taxes), Closely Held Businesses, Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Education
Bachelor of Science, University of Baltimore, 1994
State Licensing
Maryland

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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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