I am an accomplished attorney with over 15 years experience -- 8 years in "large firm" environments -- managing simple and complex litigation matters, commercial transactions, and general corporate issues. I work closely with corporate clients to help them navigate the legal issues impacting their business goals and objectives, with a focus on increasing profitability and decreasing liability.
I have developed extensive skill in managing multi-million dollar business transactions, including due diligence, issue resolution, document and contract negotiation and drafting, execution, and post-closing matters. I also have broad experience and success in all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation negotiations through pre-trial motions to trial and appeal, with a cumulative success rate of over 90%. I have developed superior research and drafting skills, of immense value to both pre-trial motions and business contracts and agreements.
►►► Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Established Companies: I have the experience and expertise necessary to guide and protect you and your business so that you don’t have to worry about legal issues; you can worry about doing what your business does best. I have represented businesses in industries as diverse as health care, technology, telecommunications, construction, and retail, in legal issues ranging from formation and development to mergers and acquisitions; from contract and agreement negotiation and drafting to employee hiring, management and termination; from commercial transactions and financing to intellectual property issues; from employee stock incentive plans to sale or dissolution of the company.
To make sure that your business is operating with optimal legal protection, call me at 205/565-9259.
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||1998||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Corporate Transaction Litigation Counsel||Gosnell, PC||2008 - Present|
|Litigation Commercial Transaction Attorney||Webb & Eley, PC||2005 - 2008|
|Litigation and Corporate Attorney||Burgess & Hale, LLC||2002 - 2005|
|Assistance Vice President/Claims Counsel||Jefferson Title Insurance Company||2001 - 2002|
|Corporate Commercial Transaction Attorney||Scott W. Gosnell, Esq.||2000 - 2002|
|Commercial Transaction Litigation Attorney||Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC||1998 - 2000|
|Padgett v. Conecuh County Commission||N/A|
|Ex Parte Bruno's, Inc.||N/A|
|Smith Family Companies, Inc. v. Home Depot, U.S.A., Inc.||N/A|
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|Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin||Sovereign Immunity: The Other Side Of The Story||2007|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1997|
|Auburn University||Criminal Justice||Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Police Liability in Alabama||Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure||2012|
|Trussville Tax Day Tea Party||Electoral responsibility||2010|
|Writing the Employee Handbook in Alabama||Electronic Workplace and the Net Generations: Practical Policies and Tips for the Next Millennium and Telecommuting||1999|
|Personnel Law Update 1999||Preventing the New Wave of Backlash Lawsuits: Avoiding Liability When the Wrongdoer Sues You||1999|