Tim Fulmer counsels clients on a broad range of business law and federal, state and local taxation issues. He places an emphasis on comprehensive planning for businesses and business owners. Much of Tim’s time is spent representing clients in transactions involving the sale or acquisition of businesses.
Tim’s tax practice ranges from counseling clients regarding tax consequences flowing from selecting to organize a new business as a corporation, limited liability company, partnership or other type of entity to assisting clients with structuring the sale of existing businesses in tax beneficial ways. With an emphasis on business owners, he also assists clients and their financial advisors with an array of income, estate and gift tax planning matters.
Routinely, Tim serves as outside general counsel for closely held business clients. Working closely with clients, he gains an in-depth understanding of their business operations and objectives. Because of this, he is able to provide pro-active, client-centered, and cost-effective counsel on legal issues confronting clients on an almost daily basis.
As outside general counsel, Tim frequently coordinates and oversees:
- Negotiation and drafting of contracts, licensing agreements, and leases.
- Corporate governance compliance.
- Counselling officers and directors on fiduciary duties and strategic considerations.
- Employment matters, including hiring, retention, termination and employee handbook.
- Risk management
- Regulatory issues
As his clients have grown their business, Tim Fulmer has expanded his practice to represent them in matters involving a broad range of federal and state regulatory agencies. Tim Fulmer has also successfully handled negotiations of consent decrees and other resolutions with regulators which have allowed clients’ to successfully continue operation after significant Federal or state agency intervention.
Mr. Fulmer also advises clients on all aspects of trademark law, including prosecution, litigation, licensing, and clients’ ability to protect trademarks and service marks. He has guided many companies with respect to clearing, registering, protecting and licensing their creative properties in the United States, and litigated a number of complex intellectual property matters.
Tim previously practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with a national CPA firm for several years. Further, his legal education was focused on business law and taxation. In addition to his Juris Doctorate degree, he received an LL.M. in Taxation (with Honors) from the University of Alabama School of Law.
University of Alabama
LL. M., (Masters of Law in Taxation), 1996
B.S. (Accounting), 1988
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Alabama State Bar
State Bar of Georgia
Birmingham Bar Association
Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)