Small Business Attorney Birmingham AL

Business Law

Legal Services Firm: Attorneys, Corporate Lawyers in Birmingham Alabama

It seems as if everywhere we turn in life,

the law plays a part. It’s even more true in terms of business law, which is an essential part of your day to day business practice.

Before we go on to talk about the law and business in more detail, let’s just say that at FULMER | MAY | STUCKEY we have a team of expert Birmingham business attorneys who can help you with this area of the law – from incorporating a new business to developing an existing one. So, please get in touch if you have any questions.


Let’s start with an often-asked question:

Does a Small Business Need an Attorney?

The simple answer is yes, every small business needs the legal expertise of attorneys with experience in this area of law. Always ensure that every aspect of your business is above board and legal.
As a local law firm with clients in Birmingham, Mobile and across Alabama, you can rely on our attorneys to help with everything including business planning to litigation.
Our team is always available for advice and legal help. Here’s a few of the areas where attorneys are essential in any business, no matter the size:

Business Planning

One of the most complex areas of running a business is planning for the future. You want to

Planning services

achieve growth – the primary goal of every small business – but there are legal aspects to deal with along the way.

In terms of business planning and attorneys, the Birmingham business attorneys at FULMER | MAY | STUCKEY can help your Alabama business in the following ways:

Entity Selection

This involves deciding what type of business you’ll be operating as – for example, a partnership or an LLC – and dealing with the appropriate legal aspects.


Here, we’ll help ensure the law surrounding the formation of your business is correctly handled, including registration and preparation of documentation.

Governing Documents

FULMER | MAY | STUCKEY will provide lawyers who can help you with all aspects of local bylaw compliance, plus planning and drafting operating agreements.

Name Reservation

We’ll put our lawyers on the case and find out if your chosen name is already registered. If not, we’ll go through the legal requirements of the law to register it for you.
In addition to the above, we can also help your Alabama business with tax returns, employee registration and much more in the early days of founding and starting your business.
Ongoing Help for Businesses
Of course, the law does not stop being an issue once the business is up and running – in fact, in many ways it becomes even more of a problem! Legal issues and requirements surround all aspects of running a business in Alabama, so it is always worth keeping our lawyers and their relevant expertise in mind. What can a business attorney from FULMER | MAY | STUCKEY help you with on a regular basis? Lets have a closer look:
Employment Agreements
This is a very important part of keeping a business running smoothly. You need to draw up viable and legally binding employment agreements with all your employees – contracts, in effect. These protect both the firm and employee from litigation or other action in certain events. We have lawyers and attorneys who can help you do this, while making sure it is legal and binding.

Employee Handbook

An often overlooked item that is constantly changing, the employee handbook will grow with your company, and is an advisory document with a large amount of legal standing that lays down the way employees should behave and act when on the premises or representing the firm. The business lawyers at FULMER | MAY | STUCKEY we will allocate you an attorney with experience in this area of the law to help devise and draw up such a document.
Confidentiality Agreements
It’s very important that you protect sensitive information your employees are party to – everything from customer information to rates and orders. A confidentiality agreement needs attorneys to get everything setup right. The same applies to Non-Disclosure Agreements, and we’re here to help with both.

Inventions Agreement

If one of your team members comes up with a potentially useful invention, is it theirs or does it belong to the business? The law requires a specific agreement on this, so make sure you work with our attorneys to ensure you have a legal understanding of the situation.
The above are just some of the areas of business law that our business attorneys at FULMER | MAY | STUCKEY regularly help our Alabama clients with. Talk to our team of experienced attorneys about all aspects of contract law – both in terms of employment, competition and business foundation – and we’ll be more than happy to help.
Online Services
The modern business – no matter how large or small – needs a strong online presence to operate and compete. Online marketing is often the best way to get your brand known, and yet there are legal requirements in this area of business law.
Our team of attorneys can help with the legal side of online business. We can make sure you’re within the law, for example, with the following:
Website Terms and Conditions
Anyone whose not well-versed in corporate law may overlook the importance of website terms and conditions. These are meant to cover you in the event of a problem, and our attorneys and lawyers have plenty of experience drawing these up. Call us to be sure you’re within the law.
Privacy Policies
This is yet another area where you may find the law to be a complex issue. Maintaining website privacy policies – especially where other people’s information is concerned – is an absolute must. Talk to our team of Birmingham business attorneys at FULMER | MAY | STUCKEY  for all your Alabama business needs in this area of the law.
Social Media Practices
When using social media it’s important to ensure you’re within the law: libel is a very real issue! You should use a lawyer to make sure what you’re putting out there is legal and above board. Take special care where contact forums are concerned, too.
There are many aspects of online business and law that our attorneys can help you with, so feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Dealing with Litigation

Let’s hope that you don’t find yourself the subject of litigation, or need to enter into the litigation process yourself. But if you do, it’s important to have representation. Litigation is vital part of business law, and you’ll need attorneys who can help you reach a conclusion. Our attorneys are familiar with the court system in Alabama, and we’ll be ready to help you.
Our Birmingham business attorneys at FULMER | MAY | STUCKEY offer businesses across Alabama an initial free consultation, so why not give us a call now?

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