Business Law Overview

Your business is your link to profitability, the key to financial and economic success, and your means of leaving your mark on the world of industry. For most business owners, you strive to obey the letter of the law, although it is constantly changing to keep up with the rising trends in illegal transactions, insider trading, and so much more. Our areas of expertise are broad, from litigation to contracts and everything in between, so you never have to worry about having to face the court alone.

Why to Choose A Business Lawyer With Experience

Protecting your business is protecting an investment that you have made, financially and in terms of time. You spend months, even years, making decisions that affect your business, so choosing someone to help you safeguard your valuable asset is just as important should you find yourself in that type of situation. We can help you take a look at your circumstances from a third party perspective, offering information and insight as well as legal advice and help from that angle.

Like any other realm of business, the more you know, the better you can do it. Practicing law is no different, and the more experience that your business lawyer has, the more he or she can do to help you untangle yourself from all of the legal red tape. We offer years of experience dealing with business law, and you can rest assured that each client is our number one priority.

Our team of professionals are here to help with your business law needs, from initial consultation to case resolution. We are dedicated to treating each individual as a priority instead of just another case, so you always know that your case is getting the time and attention that it needs in order to reach the most favorable outcome possible.

Initial Consultation

When you come in for your initial consultation with us, we will help you decide what strategic steps are right for your individual situation. We know that each case is different, so we will listen to your story and help you develop a feasible plan of action, whether your case involves real estate law or commercial law. Make sure you ask about our experience and licensures in your area; we are licensed to practice law in the states of Alabama and Georgia, and our successful track record speaks for itself.

Office Location

If you live in the Auburn/Opelika area, our office is conveniently located in the beautiful historic district of downtown Opelika. Those outside our local area can call or email us for directions to the office, or to schedule an initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.


About handlawfirm

Born September 12, 1964, Ben earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree from Auburn University in 1987 and a Juris Doctorate degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1990. Ben has been a practicing attorney since 1990 and spent six years in Central America. He is familiar with customs and conditions of the region and is fluent in Spanish. Ben established and is currently the Vice President of the Legal and Contracting with Emergency Response Training Systems, the only company to run military style software (jcats/acats) for training of civilian law enforcement (ERTS Opelika, Alabama). This also provides homeland security training for the Auburn University Homeland Security department. Ben Hand is the winner of various Who’s-Who Awards, the Republican of the year for 2001, and a Republican Nominee for the U.S. House in 1994. He is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Georgia. Ben founded Hand, Fellows and Associates law firm and is the founding member of the board of directors of Beacon University in Columbus, Georgia. Ben currently represents thirty-two different non-profit organizations in Alabama, Texas, Georgia and Tennessee. He is a business legal adviser to seventy-five different small businesses and corporations. Ben was hired by Chief of police, Terry Sanders, to represent him in a dispute with the Valley City Council in Valley, Alabama and was also hired by Chief of Police, Ben Brown, to represent him in negotiations with the Lanett City Council and the mayor of Lanett, Alabama. The former city attorney for Uniontown, Alabama, Ben is a city prosecutor for cities of Opelika and Roanoke in Alabama. Ben is a family court referee in Lee County, Alabama and was appointed by Governor Bob Riley as an Administrative Law Judge for State Health Planning and Development Agency. He successfully represented the State Republican party in Lee County during Governor Bob Riley’s election challenge 2002. Governor Bob Riley was elected by a narrow margin and the outgoing Governor challenged the election. Ben was asked by Governor Riley to represent him in Lee County. Governor Riley won and the challenge was dropped by the outgoing Governor. Ben was a guest lecturer for the Auburn University Safe House. He instructed the local law enforcement and Domestic Violence counselors on obtaining protection from abuse orders. Ben was a guest lecturer for Auburn University SOAR for lawyers and realtors on construction law. He is an elder at Believers Church in Auburn, AL and on the board of directors for the Spirit of Life Church in Murfreesboro, TN. Ben is a Gideon speaker and member since 1992 and a Municipal Judge in Wedowee, Alabama since 1995. Ben%2
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