Cover Your Legal Bases Willoughby OH

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.

Karen Christine Shaw
4230 STATE ROUTE 306
WILLOUGHBY, OH
Specialties
Insurance, Business
Education
Case Western Reserve University School of Law,Kent State University
State Licensing
Ohio

Patrick James Daugherty
(440) 391-5100
38500 Chardon Rd
Willoughby Hills, OH
Specialties
Intellectual Property, Licensing, Commercial
Education
Cleveland State University
State Licensing
Ohio

Robert Stephen Rosplock
(440) 953-1310
4230 Route 306, Bldg. I, Suite 240
Willoughby, OH
Specialties
Business, Commercial, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate
Education
Cleveland State University
State Licensing
Florida, Ohio

Carl P. Kasunic Jr.
(440) 892-3323
38033 EUCLID AVE
WILLOUGHBY, OH
Specialties
Personal Injury, Social Security, Probate, Business
Education
Cleveland State University
State Licensing
Ohio

James E. Chapman
38033 EUCLID AVE
WILLOUGHBY, OH
Specialties
Personal Injury, Social Security, Business, Trusts
Education
Cleveland State University
State Licensing
Ohio

David Moreland King
4230 STATE ROUTE 306
WILLOUGHBY, OH
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Contracts, Litigation
Education
Capital University,College of Wooster
State Licensing
Ohio

Joshua Jay Strickland
(440) 289-4290
34950 CHARDON RD STE 110
WILLOUGHBY, OH
Specialties
Gaming, Litigation, General Practice, Estate Planning, Corporate, Employment, Business
Education
Case Western Reserve University School of Law,Capital University
State Licensing
Ohio

James Andre Lucas
(440) 391-5100
38500 Chardon Rd.
Willoughby Hills, OH
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Estate Planning
Education
The John Marshall Law School (IL)
State Licensing
Ohio

Jeffrey Paul Nash
4230 STATE ROUTE 306
WILLOUGHBY, OH
Specialties
Insurance, Business
Education
School Unknown,School Unknown
State Licensing
Ohio

Glenn Edward Forbes
(440) 357-6211
166 Main Street
Willoughby, OH
Specialties
Business, Bankruptcy, Debt Collection
Education
Case Western Reserve University School of Law,College of Wooster
State Licensing
Ohio

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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