Cover Your Legal Bases Westwego LA

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.

Benjamin Clark Norwood
(504) 895-2846
6031 Perrier St
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business, Contracts
Education
Columbia University School of Law,New York University School of Law,Cornell University
State Licensing
Louisiana, New York

Al Robert
(877) 765-2529
6040 Laurel Street
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Business Law

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Robert Joseph Bergeron
(504) 866-5151
7820 Maple St
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Commercial, Residential, Insurance, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation
Education
Loyola University School of Law,Loyola University
State Licensing
Louisiana

Michael H Ellis
(504) 833-5600
1 Galleria Blvd Ste 1100
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Personal Injury, Business, Litigation, Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime
Education
Tulane University Law School,Spring Hill College
State Licensing
Louisiana

Dominic J. Ovella
(504) 836-6500
1 Galleria Blvd Ste 1400
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Defective & Dangerous Products, Business, Litigation, Maritime, Car Accident
Education
University of New Orleans,Loyola University School of Law
State Licensing
Louisiana

Megan Haggerty Guy
(504) 813-4339
2725 Palmer Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Health Care, Maritime, Environmental
Education
Tulane University Law School,Vanderbilt University
State Licensing
Louisiana

John A. Poindexter
(504) 734-4827
Dyn Mcdermott Petro Oper Co, 850 S Clearview Pkwy # Msef-17
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Business
Education
Tulane University
State Licensing
Texas

Kerry Ann Murphy
(504) 259-7479
611 Henry Clay Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Business, Energy, Litigation
Education
University of Wisconsin Law School,Villanova University
State Licensing
Louisiana

David William Nance
(504) 717-4730
3912 Constance St
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Administrative Law, Banking, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Business, Construction, International Law, Internet, Computer Fraud, Media, Contracts
Education
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law,The University of Texas at Austin
State Licensing
Florida, Louisiana, New York, Texas

Harold S. Bartholomew
(504) 837-1850
3115 Metairie Rd
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Litigation, Maritime, Car Accident, Slip and Fall Accident, Business
Education
Loyola University Chicago School of Law,Loyola University
State Licensing
Louisiana

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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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