Although most crime dramas on television focus on individuals and their legal issues, sometimes businesses find themselves in need of a professional attorney. The situations are diverse, and there are many valid reasons that a large or small business, company, corporation, or even co-op would need an expert business lawyer. These often include the following common practice areas for business law, in no particular order or importance.
Most businesses deal with contracts in some form or fashion almost every day, from business practices and deals with suppliers to agreements between other providers and so on. When these contracts need to be written, reviewed, questioned, or are breached, businesses must contact a skilled business lawyer in order to resolved issues and assure suitability for a specific purpose within reason. We have more than twenty years of experience dealing with Alabama business law, from contract violations to standard service agreements and much more.
Forming A Business
As you start your new business, you will quickly discover that you need help with securing all of the copyrights, trademarks, licenses, contracts, policies/procedures, and more that you need in order to get started. It is not as simple as simply hanging your shingle out anymore; these days it takes a lot of research to make it in the business world without risking a lawsuit at every turn. After all, there are dozens of Alabama laws and statutes that govern where you can open a certain type of business, what laws and statutes apply to that kind of business, and what happens if you violate one of those laws.
If you plan on having even one employee, including family members and close friends, then you will need help determining how to protect yourself against a variety of claims and lawsuits down the road. The more employees that you hire, the sooner you will begin to discover how important a great business lawyer is for employment matters. Whether it is charges of discrimination or embezzling, we handle everything, or can help you find someone who is skilled at dealing with problems or cases like yours.
Lawsuits that deal with these types of violations are becoming more and more commonplace each year, as investors, clients, customers, employees, and others discover that people are not always as honest as you would hope in matters of business. Unscrupulous acts, such as an investor giving money to a broker and watching it vanish into thin air, lead to ethics violation lawsuits, and these can lead to very serious consequences for the broker, whether he/she actually did anything wrong or not.
Other Litigation Areas
There are dozens of other legal problems that can arise and create a need for a professional business lawyer, from copyright infringement to loss of intellectual property and much more. The laws that deal with these problems are very complex, and require an in-depth knowledge of the law that the average layperson simply does not possess. We have extensive experience dealing with Alabama business laws, and understand the narrow windows of opportunity that quickly close behind you, shutting the door on your claim or case forever.