ADVISING START-UPS, ENTREPRENEURS & ESTABLISHED
BUSINESSES FROM IDEA INCEPTION to DREAM REALIZATION,
including BUMPS IN THE ROAD
PERSONAL, SMALL BUSINESS & NONPROFITS
Not every legal matter is big. But no matter the size or complexity, it is a big deal to you.
We can put the same skills and experience that we use handling large and complex legal issues to work for you in a cost-effective and efficient means, no matter the size or complexity. We charge by the hour or by the project. We routinely handle the following types of personal, small business, and nonprofit legal issues:
New businesses (LLCs, corporations, subchapter S corporations, sole proprietorships)
New nonprofit corporations (501c3, 501c4, 501c6)
Estate planning (will, power of attorney, healthcare proxy, advanced healthcare directive)
Probate of estates and wills
Transfers of family businesses
Start-ups and entrepreneurs
Buying and selling equipment
Buying and selling businesses
CORPORATE GENERAL COUNSEL
You should have one attorney that you can call 24/7 with any legal issue and feel comfortable that it will get addressed timely and reasonably by an expert.
As your general counsel, Cooper can handle all your legal needs, regardless of the specialization required, by coordinating and managing other attorneys engaged to handle your different legal issues, assuming it isn’t something that he can do himself. He can oversee the strategy, the costs, and the results, and most importantly, he can help prevent costly surprises.
Litigation is a process, not a product. It involves strategic thinking, calculated implementation, and effective written and oral advocacy.
Cooper Shattuck is experienced with all facets of complex litigation including multi-district litigation (MDLs), construction, environmental, defective products, personal injury, wrongful death, consumer fraud, class actions, employment, bankruptcy, financial, oil and gas, healthcare, and intellectual property.
Alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation are time and money-saving alternatives to traditional litigation.
Over the last two decades, Cooper has mediated cases involving governmental entities, domestic parties, small and large corporations, and individuals.
Lawyer discipline can make or break a practice either because of the new required publication of disciplinary history or associated malpractice claims, or both.
Cooper Shattuck is well acquainted with the lawyer disciplinary process and procedure having served on Alabama State Bar Disciplinary Commission and the Disciplinary Board.
BANKRUPTCY & SECURED TRANSACTIONS
Bankruptcy has been an option for seeking protection from collection activities almost from our country’s inception. But there are rules and expectations. Having an experienced bankruptcy lawyer knowledgeable in bankruptcy matters is critical to ensuring that your rights are protected.
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Chapter 12 Bankruptcy
Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
Secured transactions involve loans secured by real estate, personal property, equipment, accounts receivable, and other forms of collateral. When loans are in default, there are many options available to a creditor, bank, lender, and the borrower.
Most are covered by statutes and rules, but these are further defined by case law and by the contract itself. We make our living in the fine print. Don’t let it get you into trouble. Our bankruptcy attorneys can help prevent problems and are also skilled in solving them.
Cooper Shattuck created Cooper Shattuck, LLC, in January 2017, after over 27 years in virtually every facet of the practice of law.
Prior to creating Cooper Shattuck, LLC, Cooper served as General Counsel for The University of Alabama System, Chief Legal Advisor to the Governor of Alabama, and Managing Shareholder of West Alabama's largest firm.