Trade associations, which are corporations formed to represent individuals or companies within the same industry or field, face particular challenges in that their members compete with one another and yet have similar interests and goals. In particular, trade associations take precautions not to facilitate illegal restraint of trade or price-fixing while pursuing objectives shared by their members.

Why Hire Our Firm?

Bourland Heflin Alvarez Minor & Matthews, PLC has considerable experience representing trade associations. Among our clients are a 3,000-member trade association for which we have handled myriad legal issues for over 35 years and a national agri-business trade association that we have represented for 15-plus years. We have successfully navigated delicate issues that often arise among trade groups with professional staffs but part-time, volunteer officers and directors. Of course, trade associations also face certain legal issues common to virtually all businesses.     

Trade Association Matters We Handle

Among the trade association matters that we handle are:

  • Governance Issues
  • Codes of Conduct
  • Mandatory/Voluntary Arbitration of Disputes
  • Avoiding Anti-Competitive Practices
  • Drafting Legislation
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Wage-and-Hour
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property

Contact the Trade Association Attorneys at BHAMM

If you are a trade association and would like to discuss your legal issues, we invite you to contact us. To speak with one of our attorneys in confidence, please call 901-683-3526 or inquire about our services online today.