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 another 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 proactive, 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.
- Counseling 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 businesses, Tim Fulmer has expanded his practice to representing 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 operations after significant Federal or state agency intervention.
Mr. Fulmer also advises clients on all aspects of trademark law, including prosecution, litigation, licensing, and the client’s 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.