Thomas J. Schlegel is a member of the Firm’s Corporate, Business and Banking and Real Estate and Land Use groups. Mr. Schlegel’s practice includes land use, development and zoning, business and commercial law including financing, leasing, contracts, and shareholder dispute resolution, intellectual property law including trademarks and copyrights, Pennsylvania oil and gas law, and Pennsylvania liquor law.
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Here are a few to get you started:
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