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Small Business & Corporate Law

Ryan & Wilkes, P.C. works with businesses and business owners at all stages of development, from start-up to changes in ownership. Whether you need help with day-to-day business law matters or you need advice or trial court representation, you will find an experienced business lawyer to meet your need at our Bay Minette and Orange Beach law offices.

Contact our office by e-mail or call 251-202-7580 to discuss your company's legal needs.

Business Formation and Corporate Law
Starting a business? We can help you choose the right business entity for your new venture. Allow our attorneys to explain the benefits, tax ramifications, and liability issues associated with each different type of business organization-for example, limited liability company (LLC), S corporation, C corporation, limited liability partnership (LLP), or family limited partnership.

We draft articles of incorporation, partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, bylaws, and contracts. We handle corporate filings with the State. We also handle employment law matters, including drafting restrictive covenants to protect your company's trade secrets.

Trade secrets: Many businesses have developed formulas, methods or techniques that are unique in their industry and are essential to the success of their business. We assist clients in developing procedures, both in-house with employees and in negotiations and contracts with other businesses, to ensure your intellectual property is protected under both state and federal law.

We can help you determine the best way to protect your company interests. The Trade Secrets Act is one of the strongest protective laws, one that is often overlooked. Or you may need to apply for a patent. We work with a D.C. law firm to assist clients for whom a patent is necessary.

Business Transactions
Business law attorneys Mark D. Ryan and Samuel K. Wilkes advise and assist clients with business transactions, draft and review contracts, and perform due diligence research to prevent disputes and limit future liability.

  • Commercial real estate contracts: Real estate acquisitions, commercial lease agreements, builder contracts for new construction, renovations, or expansion
  • Business mergers and acquisitions
  • Equipment purchases or leasing
  • Franchises and joint ventures
  • Commercial transactions with customers and vendors

Business Litigation
Inevitably, disputes will arise while running any company. Ryan & Wilkes, P.C. offers clients cost-effective and timely solutions that limit the impact on operations and your bottom line. We can help you achieve resolution through mediation, arbitration or business litigation in business disputes such as:

  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) violation claims
  • Franchiser/franchisee disputes
  • Transaction litigation
  • Commercial tenant disputes
  • Non-compete agreements and employee issues
  • Copyright and patent infringement
  • Warranties

Knowledgeable Legal Help for Construction Industry Clients
Mr. Ryan has considerable experience in commercial construction litigation, including non-performance and construction defect claims, and enforcing materialmen's liens on behalf of subcontractors or suppliers.

Contact our business law attorneys today at 251-202-7580 to arrange a consultation at our Bay Minette or Orange Beach office.

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

Office Location

Ryan & Wilkes, P.C.

Orange Beach Office
27267 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Suite C202
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone: 251-202-7580
Fax: 251-580-0655
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Post Office Box 528
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone: 251-202-7580
Fax: 251-580-0655


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