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Your Company on the Line

Your Company on the Line

Sometimes a business dispute becomes a case of all or nothing. Bet-the-company cases require battlefield strategies and a full-forward attack mode.

August 2014
Good to Know

Good to Know

Six of Alabama’s foremost women attorneys offer key insights from their business practice areas.

April 2014
Riding Herd on the Senate

Riding Herd on the Senate

Patrick Harris went from high school to the Xerox room of the Alabama Senate. As CEO of that sometimes august, sometimes raucous body, he manages an office of 100 workers who shepherd, type, underline, certify and publish all the laws of the land. And he likes to ride out at dawn.

January 2014
Exit Interviews

Exit Interviews

August and September brought a flurry of resignations of Alabama Republicans who cut short their terms for lobbying or governmental relations jobs in the private or institutional sector. We caught up with them to see what lured them away.

January 2014
Headlines Review of 2013

Headlines Review of 2013

January 2014
The Powder Room is on the Left

The Powder Room is on the Left

Home builders wanting to claim a copyright on their bestselling plans need to come up with “substantial differences” to convince the U.S. 11th Circuit.

September 2013

Privatized Judgments

A new law providing for private judges offers a little relief for a backlogged, poorly funded state court system.

August 2013
Lawyer in the Board Room

Lawyer in the Board Room

In-house counsel has become a critical battle station, overseeing a whole landscape of corporate risks. Law managers for some of Alabama’s biggest companies lay out their strategic roles.

August 2013

Hot, Emerging Practice Areas

The most in-demand law practice areas are also critical to business — for risk management, human resources and best practices.

August 2013
Get Ready for Crowdfunding — Free Enterprise with a Shadow Side

Get Ready for Crowdfunding — Free Enterprise with a Shadow Side

The SEC is close to issuing its final rules on equity crowdfunding under the JOBS Act. It could be the Internet portal to jobs and free enterprise, or it could open a floodgate of scams and frauds.

May 2013