Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC: More Than Manufacturing Industry Attorneys
Manufacturing companies face varied legal challenges throughout the life of the business. Every decision, employee, product, and customer can be a success for the business, but dealing with each carries risk as well. Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC has skilled manufacturing industry attorneys to serve as your legal partners, providing guidance to help reduce that risk and maximize your company’s success.
Full Service Manufacturing Industry Attorneys
Regardless of the size of your company—a Fortune 500 corporation or a private, family-owned business—you need to be compliant with a wide variety of laws and regulations. Manufacturers face a full range of issues touching nearly all legal practice areas including business structure and corporate governance, labor-management relations, product liability, transportation, manufacturing plant problems, and trade secret protection. Managing these issues could be a full-time job. That’s why businesses need the full-service manufacturing industry attorneys at Jenkins Fenstermaker.
Manufacturing Industry Businesses Benefit from Qualified Counsel
Global economic factors have increased the pressure on manufacturing companies to eliminate unnecessary costs. Cost-conscious management of legal matters should be important to any manufacturer. Whether you are a large manufacturer, vendor, distributor, or other entity serving the manufacturing industry, you need reliable and knowledgeable legal counsel to guide you through the maze of issues to keep your business successful.
Add Our Experienced Manufacturing Industry Attorneys to Your Company’s Toolkit
By choosing Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC, your business will benefit from the experienced, respected lawyers in the many legal disciplines that impact the manufacturing industry—from oil and gas legal issues to toxic tort in the chemical industry.
Manufacturers need legal advice to choose the appropriate business structure and handle related compliance and corporate governance issues. Legal professionals can provide valued assistance for contract negotiation and drafting, both transactional and in the employment context. Manufacturing industry attorneys also help with compliance in environmental and workplace safety issues.
To cover all of the legal bases, collaborate with a law firm that can meet all of your legal needs. Our manufacturing industry attorneys work with colleagues in a variety of practice areas, allowing us to do just that.
Experienced Product Liability Defense Counsel
By definition, manufacturers create something—a part to be incorporated into a larger product or the final product itself. Sometimes product users blame injuries or inability to use the product correctly on the product itself and seek compensation from the manufacturer as a result.
Jenkins Fenstermaker’s product liability defense team has experience successfully providing legal defense for metal manufacturers, automobile fabricators, plastics and rubber producers, and others faced with product liability, negligence, and similar claims. We work with established experts in your field to show how your design, process, and product meet or exceed state and federal safety standards. Whether a single claim or class action litigation, we have the experience to help protect your business.
Experienced Attorneys in Toxic Tort Defense
Some manufacturers deal with toxic or hazardous materials in the manufacturing process. As a result, these manufacturers may be subject to toxic tort or other environmental litigation. Litigation of toxic tort in the chemical industry, and others, can threaten a manufacturing company’s future.
Jenkins Fenstermaker has handled a long list of toxic tort cases. With that experience, the firm is extremely qualified to deal with the unique challenges presented by such cases. From mass tort litigation to cases involving isolated incidents, Jenkins Fenstermaker’s toxic tort attorneys can help your manufacturing business navigate issues raised by environmental and toxic tort claims.
Sound Guidance on Workers’ Compensation
In 2018, U.S. manufacturers employed more than 12.5 million people in the workforce. In West Virginia, manufacturing jobs are about 47 percent of the state’s workforce. With that many employees, manufacturers are bound to face workplace injury claims.
Jenkins Fenstermaker is home to an exemplary team of seasoned workers’ compensation attorneys. Their skill and experience can help you through the workers’ compensation process from start to finish, bottom to top—from recognizing manufacturing plant problems that create unsafe conditions to investigating and litigating deliberate intent claims.
Human Resources Training, Compliance, and Defense
Like other employers, manufacturing businesses must deal with labor and employment matters. For experience you can count on, let our labor and employment attorneys handle your employment-related issues. We have extensive experience with wage and hour issues, discrimination claims, collective bargaining and unfair labor practice matters, and employment contract issues. We will handle these issues swiftly and appropriately so that you can concentrate on running your business.
Our employment law attorneys stay abreast of all relevant federal and state labor and employment laws in order to provide sound advice on these issues. We offer human resources training and counsel to help your business remain current with relevant federal and state laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act and relevant state laws such as the West Virginia Human Rights Act, the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, and the Ohio Civil Rights Act. And for matters that require litigation skills, our employment litigation attorneys are prepared to handle oil and gas legal issues, toxic tort in the chemical industry, legal defense for metal manufacturers, and more.
Experienced Counsel to Handle Real Land Use and Zoning Issues
At Jenkins Fenstermaker, our real estate attorneys can aptly handle your real property, leasing, and land use and zoning issues. From starting a new business to relocating or adding to an existing facility, our attorneys can help you negotiate real estate deals, variances, and special or conditional use permits. When these changes involve real estate acquisition, we can provide the necessary advice for the purchase, sale, exchange, or other disposition of real property.
Solution-Driven Manufacturing Industry Attorneys
At Jenkins Fenstermaker, we offer counsel experienced in employer-side defense, workers’ compensation, labor and employment, toxic tort and environmental case management, contract drafting, and more—manufacturing industry attorneys to serve all of your business’s legal needs. Our firm is big enough to offer a full suite of legal services while small enough to allow our practice area groups to coordinate and complement each other.
Manufacturers and those doing business with them will benefit from the experience of the manufacturing industry attorneys at Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC. Whether you need help with a current matter or are looking to ensure your company is prepared for the future, the attorneys in each of our practice areas can help keep your business moving in the right direction. For more information on how we can be of assistance, contact us online or call (304) 523-2100 (or (866) 617-4736 toll-free).