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.

Robert Stephen Handzo
(410) 823-1800
102 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 600
Towson, MD
Specialties
Tax, Estate Planning, Corporate, Partnership, Commercial
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,University of Baltimore School of Law,University of Maryland
State Licensing
Maryland

Adam Thomas Sampson
(410) 685-3810
21 W SUSQUEHANNA AVE
TOWSON, MD
Specialties
Commercial, Land Use & Zoning, Personal Injury, Litigation, Civil Rights
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,Loyola College in Maryland
State Licensing
Maryland

David Beckham Irwin
(410) 832-0111
301 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Towson, MD
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Commercial, Insurance, Litigation
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,Cornell University
State Licensing
Maryland

Randolph C Knepper
(410) 321-0600
502 WASHINGTON AVE
TOWSON, MD
Specialties
Employment, Discrimination, Appeals, Litigation, Business
Education
Northeastern University School of Law,Malcalester College
State Licensing
Maryland

Richard Wells Moore
(410) 825-1790
401 WASHINGTON AVE STE 201
TOWSON, MD
Specialties
Immigration, Business, Real Estate, Estate Planning
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,Loyola College
State Licensing
Maryland

William K Meyer
(410) 332-1240
Ste 2440, 100 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Class Action, Business, Litigation
State Licensing
Maryland

Richard L Flax
(410) 561-6451
29 West Susquehanna Avenue, Suite 500
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Medical Malpractice, Corporate, Health Care, Class Action
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,University of Maryland
State Licensing
DC, Maryland

James D Stone
(410) 583-2400
29 W SUSQUEHANNA AVE
TOWSON, MD
Specialties
Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Corporate
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,University of Pennsylvania
State Licensing
Maryland

Timothy Sansom Faith
(410) 963-5269
16 Willow Avenue
Towson, MD
Specialties
Contracts, Corporate, Landlord & Tenant, Litigation, Appeals
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law
State Licensing
Maryland

M Arnold Politzer
(410) 494-8433
40 W CHESAPEAKE AVE STE 212
TOWSON, MD
Specialties
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Business, Speeding Ticket
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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