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 corporate general counsel, Cooper can coordinate and manage 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 manage the strategy, the costs, and the results, and most importantly, he can help prevent costly surprises. 

 

A company doesn't have to be large to need a general counsel. And, you don’t have to be large to afford one. Corporations, regardless of their size, face the same challenges.  And they all need one person, one attorney that they can depend on. Cooper Shattuck can serve as your general counsel.  One call.  One person.  No worries. And, he can provide these services in a way that makes sense financially for your company instead of with a blind hourly rate.

Cooper Shattuck has handled challenges for one of the largest entities in the state of Alabama, for the state of Alabama itself as its general counsel, and for a host of businesses and nonprofits of all sizes in Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas. And he has done it for almost 30 years. He is experienced with the many issues that face corporations, businesses, and nonprofits, including, but not limited to:

Human Resources


  • Hiring and firing
  • Discipline
  • Executive compensation
  • Wage and hour
  • Training
  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Labor organization and disputes
  • Litigation




Organization & Structure


  • LLCs, corporations, partnerships and limited partnerships
  • Bylaws and operating agreements
  • Gowth pains
  • Shareholder issues
  • Board meetings and annual meetings
  • Corporate formalities and filings




Succession Planning


  • Successor naming
  • Property distribution
  • Business structure
  • Tax issues
  • Benefits
  • Employment contracts




Purchases


  • Equipment
  • Real estate




Construction


  • Contract negotiations
  • Change order management
  • Dispute resolution
  • Claim management
  • Liens
  • Breach of contract
  • Notice of default
  • Surety claims




Contracts


Previously, Cooper taught Sales Law for many years at The University of Alabama School of Law and has also handled numerous cases on the following issues:

  • Sales
  • Internal
  • External
  • Forms
  • Warranties
  • Joint ventures
  • Federal regulatory compliance




Negotiations


Cooper has completed the Harvard Program on Negotiation and taught Negotiations at The University of Alabama School of Law for many years.




Litigation & Litigation Management


  • Strategy
  • Cost control
See Complex Litigation page.




Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
See Alternative Dispute Resolution page.