Gilpin Givhan provides companies both large and small comprehensive legal and business assistance in a variety of industries.
Health Care >
The health care industry faces unique challenges requiring the navigation of a maze of overlapping and often contradictory legal and regulatory requirements. Our health care team represents clients in a broad array of health care regulatory matters, including billing and reimbursement issues, fraud and abuse concerns, licensure requirements, regulatory compliance, and daily dealings with federal and state oversight agencies and insurance companies. In collaboration with other members of our firm, we represent hospitals and other health care providers in business-related matters as well, including structuring taxable and tax-exempt financings, mergers and acquisitions, physician recruiting and employment law matters.
Our hospitality team brings a wealth of knowledge in representing clients in the restaurant industry, whether franchisees setting up their first restaurant, entrepreneurs looking to grow their concept with a franchise model, or established operations looking to manage their rapidly growing operations. It is important to have counsel come along side participants in the hospitality industry to make sure the proper corporate governance and tax foundations are established early on and maintained to give the owner and management the flexibility they need to efficiently distribute their creative concepts. From protecting new concepts, to incentivizing local operators, to anticipating and responding to employment law issues, our attorneys understand the many different risks that are unique to this industry and how to effectively respond.
Our insurance team offers a unique and focused approach in providing regulatory, tax and transactional advice to those involved in the heavily-regulated insurance industry, whether traditional property & casualty or health carriers or alternative risk vehicles such as captive insurance companies. We have significant experience working with the Alabama Department of Insurance as well as navigating the licensing and compliance laws of other jurisdictions, both onshore and offshore. We have represented established insurance companies as well as start-ups working in the insurtech space. Our team also represents those providing services to the insurance industry, including managing general agents and captive managers. Having experience representing the many participants in the insurance industry, we bring an understanding of the legal issues involved in the creation and distribution of insurance products, particularly when insurance companies and agencies operate across state lines.
We have helped initiate the growth of the captive insurance industry in Alabama, forming the Alabama Captive Association as well as assisting in the drafting of the 2016 changes to the Alabama Captive Insurers Act.
Manufacturing and Distribution >
Our manufacturing and distribution team has assisted clients in tax and transactional planning to a wide variety of products and service providers. We have experience with start-up companies looking to raise capital whether privately or working with traditional lenders. We also understand the many federal, state and local incentives available to companies looking to establish operations in Alabama or distribute goods in the international markets.
Municipal Waste and Landfills >
Our municipal waste and landfill attorneys understand the licensing and political issues that are unique to this industry. Our team has represented all participants to this industry, whether governmental entities, waste delivery entities, and landfill owners and operators. Among the issues that our attorneys have provided counsel on include licensing and permitting, environmental, and shutting down operations. We have represented governmental entities to establish special purpose entities to finance the acquisition and construction of facilities and landfills. We have also represented private owners and operators in working with government agencies, as well as setting up operations and growing through acquisition of competitors and other landfills and facilities.
Public Finance >
Our Public Finance team has extensive experience as bond counsel for numerous municipalities, counties, public corporations, non-profits and other issuers of tax-exempt securities. Our attorneys bring years of experience to the industry coupled with advanced degrees in tax to reach creative yet pragmatic solutions for clients with a focus on sophisticated, tax-driven transactions. Gilpin Givhan acts as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter's counsel for public sector clients on a regular basis in the State of Alabama and throughout the Southeast. We have also structured and served as bond counsel for numerous types of public finance transactions including construction and equipment financing, advanced and current refunding, cash flow financing, tax-exempt entity leasing financing, private activity bonds, tax anticipation financing, and variable rate letter of credit financings.
Sawmills and Timber >
Our sawmills and timber team understands the many different participants in an industry that is important to many families and towns in Alabama. Many families have a significant amount of their wealth tied up in timberlands. We understand the tax issues unique to the timber industry as well as experience in how to establish ownership structures that provide protection and flexibility to families and their descendants. We have represented sawmills that are family owned and employee most residents of small towns as well as international owners and operators who distribute to markets around the globe.