The firm regularly represents clients before federal, state and local regulatory boards. Members of the firm also have experience in representing other governmental bodies, and have served as an administrative law judges by appointment in the health care, licensure and environmental fields. Firm members also have extensive experience with Alabama’s open meeting and public records statutes and ethics laws.
Members of the firm have successfully represented businesses in litigation involving contract disputes, stock rights, property issues, copyright infringement, state and local taxes, employment law and general litigation.
Members of the firm have represented public utilities and communications companies in litigation, contract negotiations and regulatory matters before state, federal and local regulatory bodies, including the Alabama Public Service Commission, Federal Communications Commission and Alabama Department of Revenue. The firm has extensive experience in negotiating contracts, franchises and similar agreements and has successfully defended utilities in challenges to right of way and similar user fees.
The firm serves as a virtual “general counsel” for smaller businesses, maintaining corporate books, reviewing contracts, providing employee training to comply with state and federal requirements, and handling other functions.
The firm has served as general or special Alabama counsel in numerous acquisitions, primarily in the technology, utility and communications fields.
The firm represents clients in all phases of real estate transactions, including strategic planning and concept development, entity selection and formation, structuring and negotiating contracts, performing or coordinating due diligence review, preparation of instruments of conveyance and other documentation, addressing easements, licenses and servitude requirements, and overseeing the closing.
The firm helps individuals and families plan for the future, navigate transitions and preserve wealth.