Cover Your Legal Bases Twin Falls ID

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.

Tara Martens
(208) 733-5566
132 3rd Avenue East, P.O. Box 1276
Twin Falls, ID
 
Thomas B. High
(208) 733-5463
126 Second Avenue North, P.O. Box 366
Twin Falls, ID
 
John O. Fitzgerald II
(208) 733-5566
132 3rd Avenue East, P.O. Box 1276
Twin Falls, ID
 
Julie A Manning
(208) 514-5266
1770 State St Ste 274
Boise, ID
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Social Security
State Licensing
Washington

C Lee Strait
(208) 765-3326
105 N 4th St Ste 210
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Corporate
State Licensing
Washington

J. Robert Alexander
(208) 733-5463
126 Second Avenue North, P.O. Box 366
Twin Falls, ID
 
Robert M. Harwood
(208) 733-5463
126 Second Avenue North, P.O. Box 366
Twin Falls, ID
 
Michelle Crosby Michaud
(208) 629-7976
121 N 9th St Ste 60
Boise, ID
Specialties
Corporate
State Licensing
Washington

Paul Robert Truebenbach
(208) 777-2987
715 N Coles Loop
Post Falls, ID
Specialties
Business, Antitrust
Education
Univ of Wisconsin Law School,Valparaiso Univ
State Licensing
California

Jeffrey Howard Andrews
(208) 762-5554
8836 N Hess St Ste F, Po Box 2246
Hayden, ID
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Debt Collection, Contracts, Corporate, Fraud
State Licensing
Washington

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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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