Harris, Caddell & Shanks, P.C.
Decatur, Alabama OfficeView all offices
214 Johnston Street, S.E.
(Limestone & Morgan Cos.)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2688, Decatur, AL, 35602-2688
Telephone: (256) 340-8000
Fax: (256) 340-8040
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Office Hours:Monday: 08:30 AM-05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:30 AM-05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:30 AM-05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:30 AM-05:00 PM
Friday: 08:30 AM-05:00 PM
About this office:
Harris, Caddell & Shanks, P.C. was formed by the merger in 1989 of two of Morgan County's oldest law firms, Harris, Shinn, Phillips & Perry, P.A. and Caddell & Shanks. The Harris family first began practicing law in Morgan County in 1872 when Colonel C.C. Harris moved to Decatur to establish a law practice. The Caddell firm can be traced back to 1935 when John H. Peach and John A. Caddell formed a partnership for the practice of law.
Harris, Caddell & Shanks, P.C., one of the largest law firms in North Alabama, has an extensive client base and practice in the areas of civil litigation, corporate law, commercial law, domestic relations, employment law, real estate law, trusts and estates, tax law and banking law. The firm engages in the practice of law throughout the North Alabama area.
Harris, Caddell & Shanks, P.C., is committed to providing legal counsel and representation consistent with the highest standards of excellence. The firm's values are rooted in the tradition established by our founding partners more than a century ago. These values - integrity, professionalism and devotion to clients' needs guide the attorneys in their service to clients and to the Decatur /Morgan County community. The firm's team of attorneys combines decades of experience with dedication to achieve the legal goals of every individual, government and corporate client throughout Northern Alabama.
Harris, Caddell & Shanks adheres strictly to these standards. The firm's reputation and clients depend on it.
Statement of Practice Summary:
General Civil Practice; Commercial Law; Corporate Law; School Law; Federal Practice; State Taxation; Real Estate; Probate; Trial Practice; Employment Law; General Practice; Labor and Employment; Administrative Law; Elder Law; Appellate Practice; Banks and Banking; Business Law; Business Organization; Business Succession Planning; Buy-Sell Agreements; Buying and Selling of Businesses; Limited Liability Company Law; Secured Transactions; Collections; Commercial Real Estate; Retail Development; Industrial Real Estate Law; Construction Law; Materialmens Liens; Mechanics Liens; Contracts; S Corporations; Small Business Corporations; Education Law; Employee Benefits; ERISA; Employee Stock Ownership Trusts; Pension and Profit Sharing Plans; Equipment Finance and Leasing; Family Law; Divorce; Domestic Relations; Marital Agreements; Postnuptial Agreements; Premarital Agreements; Spousal Support; Franchises and Franchising; Fraud and Deceit; Government; Local Government Law; State Government Law; Government Contracts; Local Government Contracts; Guardianship and Conservatorship; Advance Directives; Incompetency Proceedings; Health Care; Housing Law; Inheritance; Insurance; Insurance Defense; Automobile Liability Defense; Commercial Insurance Defense; Property Damage Defense; Intellectual Property; Leases and Leasing; Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law; Evictions; Litigation; Civil Litigation; Defense Litigation; Federal Civil Litigation; Medicare and Medicaid; Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures; Mortgage Law; Commercial Mortgages; Municipal Law; Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations; Tax Exempt Organizations; Partnership Law; Family Limited Partnerships; Limited Liability Partnerships; Partnership Taxation; Premises Liability; Probate Administration; Probate Litigation; Boundary Disputes; Condominium Law; Easements; Real Estate Development; Real Estate Title Insurance; Real Estate Title Examination; Real Property; Real Property Development; Taxation; Employment Tax; Estate and Gift Taxation; Income Tax; Like Kind Exchanges; Tax Controversies; Tax Incentives; Trusts and Estates Taxation; Trusts and Estates; Decedents Estates; Estate Administration; Estate Planning; Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children; Family Wealth Transfer; Living Trusts; Powers of Attorney; Special Needs Trusts; Trust Law; Wealth Preservation; Wills; Workers Compensation; Zoning, Planning and Land Use; Building and Public Safety Codes; Subdivisions.
Year Established: 1872
GENERAL COUNSEL FOR: Decatur Coca Cola Bottling Co., Inc.; Morgan County Commission; The Industrial Development Board of the City of Decatur, Alabama; Decatur Municipal Utilities Board (Electric, Water and Gas Departments); Decatur-Morgan County Port Authority; Decatur, Hartselle and Morgan County Boards of Education; Hartselle Utilities.
ATTORNEYS FOR: Corporate: The Boeing Company; BP Amoco; Nucor Corporation; 3M Company; BellSouth, Inc.; Bunge Corp.; ConAgra, Inc.; Copeland Corp.; The Decatur Daily; Decatur General Hospital; Friedman Industries, Inc.; General Electric Co.; Gobble-Fite Lumber Co., Inc.; Independence Tube Corporation; Littrell Lumber Mill, Inc.; Meow Mix Company; Morningstar Foods, LLC; North Alabama Fabricating Co., Inc.; Petroleum Sales, Inc.; Solutia Inc.; Toray Carbon Fibers America, Inc.; Vulcan Materials Co.; Wells Fargo Bank; Worthington Steel Company of Decatur, L.L.C.; Nichols Aluminum - Alabama, Inc.; OCI Chemical Corporation; Sextons, Inc.; Summit Treestands, LLC; Tennessee Valley Recycling, L.L.C. Insurance: Acceptance Insurance Co.; ALFA Insurance Cos.; American General Life & Accident Insurance Co.; Amerisure Insurance Cos.; Auto-Owners Insurance Co.; Balboa Life Ins. Co.; Bituminous Insurance Cos.; Canal Insurance Co.; Great American Insurance Co.; Michigan Mutual Insurance Co.; Southern United Fire Insurance Co.; U.S.F.& G. Co.; Utica Mutual Insurance Co.; Savers Property and Casualty.
APPROVED ATTORNEYS FOR: Lawyers Title Insurance Corp.; First American Title Insurance Co.