In-Depth Look at Business Law

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.

Contract Resolution

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.

Employment Matters

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.

Ethics Violations

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.


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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