What is Business Law?
Business law, also known as commercial law, involves the dealings of starting, running, protecting, growing, and/or exiting a business.
Legal Services for Businesses
Owning a successful business takes years of hard work, smart decision making, and learning to navigate the complexities of business law. The attorneys at Gathings Law can help with every aspect of your business, from getting off to the right start with a new venture to planning for the sale or transfer of an existing company. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you meet all of your business success goals.
Starting a Business
Each year thousands of people start a new business venture, often for the very first time. Giving a new business the right start and getting on the best legal footing is critical to finding success. The attorneys at Gathings Law have decades of experience working with business owners to form successful new LLCs, startups, and partnerships. We can offer services and guidance at every step of the way throughout the life of your business.
Common Business Formation Services
- LLC & S-Corp Filings
- Intellectual Property Law (Copyright, Trademarks, and Patents)
- Partnership Agreements
- Dealer Contracts & International Business Law Agreements
- Succession Planning & Insurance
- Accounting & Government Regulations
Running a Business
The day-to-day activities of running a thriving business are hard enough without the additional concerns of running into complex legal entanglements. Having a firm like Gathings Law available to help you navigate through tough terrain can potentially help you avoid years of expensive litigation after the fact.
- HR & Employee Issues
- Contracts & Proposals
- Business Filings & Annual Meetings
- Accounting & Government Regulations
Protecting Your Business
Almost every successful business will eventually run into an issue that requires litigation. Don’t let anyone or anything threaten the years of hard work you’ve put into building your business without putting up a fight. At Gathings Law we are equipped to handle even the most complex business litigation scenarios.
- Lawsuits & Conflicts
- Intellectual Property (Copyright, Trademarks, and Patents)
- Contractual Disputes
- Shareholder Lawsuits
- Minority Shareholder Rights
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Negligent Damage to Business or Property
- Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Government Regulation Defense
Growing Your Business
In business you are always moving forward or moving backward, you’re rarely standing still. Growing your successful business will bring with it a host of new issues and opportunities that will require a sound knowledge of the law. Whether you are taking your business nationwide, international, or just making an investment in your future, Gathings Law is here to help.
- Partnerships & Investor Agreements
- Real Estate & Equipment Purchases
- Dealer Contracts
- International Business Law Agreements
Exiting a Business
There are many reasons for exiting a business, from retirement to dissolution to selling your successful company to another party for a profit. All of these scenarios carry with them the potential for litigation and the need to have someone on your side who understands complex business law. Gathings Law is always here to help guide you through every step of the way.
- Succession Planning
- Selling a Business
- Business Dissolution
The attorneys at Gathings Law have more than 90 years of combined experience in representing business owners and their partners in litigation situations where their businesses were being threatened. From copyright infringement cases, remedying unfair partnership agreements, to complex contract law, Gathings has the experience to help you fight and win.
The Right Team On Your Side
The lawyers of Gathings Law are not just litigators, they are first-rate trial lawyers. Each year we take cases to verdicts before judges, juries, and arbitrators in Alabama and around the nation. Our clients entrust Gathings Law to take even the most complex cases to the best conclusion. We believe our record speaks for itself.
We have tried cases and argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and state supreme courts in Alabama and Florida. We have tried cases involving almost every conceivable area of conflict in business.
Never Rush to Settlement
When clients are faced with problems that threaten their very livelihoods and the businesses they have spent years building, they turn to Gathings Law to help. Oftentimes these threats can be resolved long before litigation is necessary, but settlements are not always truly the best answer.
At Gathings Law, we have the mindset that we expect to try cases rather than rush to settlement. We believe that the best litigation results happen when we work together with our client as a team and are always ready for trial. Because of this battle-ready attitude, we offer clients the best preparation for taking cases to a verdict. Whether in the courtroom, at the negotiating table, or by helping clients avoid litigation altogether, Gathings Law has a proven track record of success for our clients.
No matter how high the stakes, Gathings Law has the experience that business owners need.
The Latest Technology
Gathings Law makes a significant investment in the best tools for case management support. Our firm utilizes technology in order to reduce the cost of litigation and save our clients money. These tools allow us to be as efficient as possible when we begin work on a new case. Our team has access to databases for research and analysis that deliver the highest quality work product as efficiently as possible.
Examples of Small Businesses Represented by Gathings Law
- Alabama Boating Centers
- Lakeside Landing
- Cosper Construction Company
- Petticoat Construction Company
- Iron City Studios
- Marine ONE Corporation
- Doctors Regarding Investments
- Entrepreneurs in Real Estate Investments
- Choice Land, LLC
- GP Import/Export, LLC
- Rhonda Randolph, star of “The Redneck Housewives of Alabama”
- Alanna Rose Photography