LATA is owned and operated by Steve Stopgap. It will be formed as an Oregon Corporation. LATA will be incorporated to eliminate personal liability for Steve.
Steve Stopgap has a degree in philosophy from Middlebury College. Steve spent four years after college managing an outdoor sports store. Steve's primary responsibilities were, inventory control, interviewing and hiring, as well as sales training. Steve decided to go to law school and complete his childhood dream (and appease his parent's wishes) to become an attorney. After law school at Willamette University, Steve practiced for a medium-size firm in Portland for 10 years. The practice of law was enjoyable most of the time and he was given a wide range of cases. Throughout his practice Steve did a lot of litigation and negotiation, allowing him to become familiar with many colleagues throughout the Portland legal community. Toward the end of his practice, he felt like he was constantly working for someone else and had little control over his career. He decided to leave and start his own legal temp firm, sensing the great need Portland had for quality temp attorneys.
The staff consists of Steve working full time for LATA. In addition to Steve there will be an office manager in charge of managing the office and conducting the interview, a receptionist/secretary, HR person, and an associate salesperson. The office manager will be a salaried employee as this person needs to be a stable foundation for the office. The receptionist and HR person will be hourly workers. The account manager will be an hourly worker with a bonus payment system to create a financial incentive for superior service.