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What is the difference between an LLC and a corporation?
ABoth types of entities provide protection to the individual owners from liability to creditors. The LLC, however, allows the owners to select the tax benefits of a partnership,  therefore no tax at the company level exists, with profits and losses flowing through to the individual owners.
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I’m a partner in business and one of my partners is threatening to dissolve the partnership and take over the business. What should I do?
AYou should seek immediate advice from an experienced Pope & Dunn Law Firm attorney. Your lawyer will advise you on your rights and obligations as a partner. Your attorney will advise and assist you in keeping your business operating and resolving the dispute.
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What are the backgrounds of your consultants?
AOur Pope & Dunn Hires come from many varied professional backgrounds, with solid leadership experience from within sales, management, HR, technical areas, communications, politics and business development.
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What does a Business Consultant do?
AAt Pope & Dunn we help companies create results. Our specialty is to help organizations and business visualize results goals they had not dreamt possible and work together with them towards achieving these. We have done this since the beginning of the 1980’s. We maintain a strong focus on implementing the changes and work routines in the organisation which are necessary for achieving the breakthroughs. We work via management as well as on-site throughout the organisation.
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Why do I need a corporate lawyer?
AYou need a corporate lawyer to protect you and watch your back.  A well-drafted agreement is like a good insurance policy in the event of a dispute or litigation.  Indeed, we live in a litigious society, and it is prudent to retain a good corporate lawyer to make sure you don’t get blindsided.  A good corporate lawyer will also provide solid advice and judgment, identify significant risks and help negotiate key terms in a transaction.
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What sets you apart from other Consultants?
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We actively challenge business leaders to look beyond own perceived limitations and identifying targets they never previously dared dream of. Then we help them succeed.

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How will I be charged for my legal or consulting services?
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You are entitled to know, to the extent that we can reasonably inform you at your first inquiry, what your fee will be. We encourage a frank, open discussion about our fees with each client at the time of the first interview.

We are paid under various fee arrangements:

Hourly fee:
On an hourly fee basis, fees are based on an hourly rate for services rendered. A detailed, itemized bill will be given to you showing all work done on your case. This explanation may come monthly or at the end of your case, whichever way you choose to be billed. Unless otherwise agreed, the hourly fee basis will be the presumed fee arrangement.

Flat fee:
On a flat fee basis, your fee is a stated sum for agreed upon services. No hourly accounting will be made.

Other potential fees:
A pre-payment will often be required in order to begin to process your matter and you will be kept advised as to how that pre-payment is being used.  Bills will be sent to you periodically showing your charges and payments.

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Why can’t I just use a Web service like LegalZoom or Clerky?
AYou can — but as the saying goes, “you get what you pay for.”  If your particular project or transaction is significant, it makes sense to hire a good lawyer for the same reason it makes sense to see a good doctor if you’re very sick.  Moreover, Web services like LegalZoom or Clerky are not law firms and do not provide legal advice; they simply provide fill-in-the-blank forms, which often have no context and are not tailored to your particular situation.  The role of a good corporate lawyer is more than just providing a form — he or she is a trusted advisor (a consigliere), who will strategize with you and will help you think through key business and legal issues.

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