Across our offices, Shumaker serves a significant number of manufacturing clients.  This numerous and diverse representation is demonstrative of the Firm’s ability to serve the legal needs of the manufacturing industry.  Whether heavy or light manufacturing, Shumaker understands the legal administrative challenges that face the manufacturing industries.  Manufacturers ask us to assist with bond financing, for expansion of manufacturing facilities, providing guidance on administrative compliance, including environmental permits and enforcement, OSHA, and claims relating to employment law and liability issues.  We consider ourselves to be general corporate counsel to our manufacturers and we know from numerous years of experience how to serve manufacturers in the most cost efficient and effective way.

What Makes Us Different

In collaboration with our client’s risk management and in-house counsel, we develop a deep understanding of all aspects of a manufacturing clients’ business.  Our insight into the various laws that apply to manufacturers help support the client with regard to financing, insurance, safety, contracts, corporate law, labor law, employment law, litigation, and environmental issues.  We meet the high demands of our manufacturing clients with prompt and responsive service.  Our goal is to provide answers for any situation facing our clients within a matter of hours. 

We routinely work with in-house lawyers as well as those manufacturers that have not reached the critical mass required in order to justify in-house counsel.  From national manufacturers shipping across the country, to local manufacturers that ship within the region, we offer a full range of legal assistance that allows us to advise on every legal concern facing our manufacturers.

Our Clients

  • We represent manufacturers, both heavy and light manufacturing.
  • Our base of manufacturer clients is national in scope and encompasses leading manufacturers of automotive, steel, glass, automotive parts, defense, tires, hydraulic assemblies, storm windows and doors, and insulated drinkware.
  • Shumaker lawyers serve as legal counsel to manufacturers with locations in most of the states in our country.

Why You Benefit

Shumaker fully understands manufacturers needs with regard to operational concerns, administrative compliance, and employee relations issues.  Our Firm takes a comprehensive approach to address any issue that arises from a global standpoint.  Whether it is a major challenge or major opportunity, Shumaker lawyers strive to meet the client’s demands in spotting any issues before they occur.

Due to the fact that we have several offices and serve clients with locations in multiple states, we have the unique ability to provide manufacturers with legal advice that is truly national in scope. 

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04.12.2018"Privacy Compliance Driven by the European Union"
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03.07.2018"Bankruptcy Law Update: Preferences and Selected Bankruptcy Issues"
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02.28.2018"The Kings River Captive Insurance Case"
02.21.2018"Vendor Section 503(b)(9) Administrative Priority Claims: When Goods are Received is Critical"
02.12.2018"So your firm of client had a data breach? What next?"
02.12.2018"So your firm or client had a data breach? What next?"
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01.10.2018"Florida Supreme Court Weighs in on CGL Carriers' Duty to Defend Chapter 558 Claims"
01.08.2018"Managing Credit Risk in the Supply Chain"
12.29.2017The Uniform Voidable Transactions Act in a Nutshell
12.27.2017Data Privacy Protection and Cybersecurity: A Business and Legal Primer
12.21.2017"Medicare Home Health Payment Update: Florida and Other States are Required to Submit Their Home Health Claims for Pre-Claim Review"
12.19.2017"Uber: Massive Data Breach - Only One Scandal More for Uber and the First GDPR One-Shop-Stop Mechanism"
12.18.2017"Takata: The Unfortunate Recall" featured in the ACC Charlotte Chapter's December Newsletter
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12.06.2017Tax Reform Update
11.29.2017"New Revenue Procedure 2017-13 Provides Clarification of Safe Harbors for Management Contracts of Tax-Exempt Financed Facilities"
11.22.2017"When Worlds Collide: Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code and Chapter 11," American Bankruptcy Institute, ABI Committee Newsletter, Volume 14, Number 3, July 2016
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10.31.2017"Recent Legislation will Require Changes to Most Partnership and Operating Agreements"
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10.18.2017INSOL Europe Annual Congress 2017
10.10.2017"The Legal Basics of Genetically Modified Organisms and Organic Food Regulation"
09.29.2017French Labour Code: Changes Made by President Macron's Orders
09.26.2017Furniture Manufacturers Credit Association Meeting
09.22.2017"New Tax Law Allows Some to Avoid Paying Tax on the Sale of Their Business"
09.13.2017"Attacks Against Low Level Non-Compete Agreements: What Employers Need to Know"
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07.31.2017"Shippers Beware: The Proposed New Motor Carrier Standard Bill of Lading Form"
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07.17.2017Client Alert: The First Six Months of the Trump Administration: Will Trump Successfully Deregulate U.S. EPA?
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