The month of September brings a lot of thing of things. Fall (the season, not the weather) and the end of the third quarter. And, for the Gray Jenkins family, our managing partner, Josh Andrews, welcomed a new baby into the world!
What We have Been Up To
Of course, we have been working hard to protect and serve our clients. Even with Josh’s new baby, our work to help the small business community in Birmingham is going strong. Some of our work this month included:
Josh spoke to the current cohort of CO.STARTERS (an effort of REV Birmingham and Create Birmingham) about the legal issues facing their startup business and how to protect their business as it grows.
We also entered into talks with REV Birmingham to be the legal service provider for the Big Pitch and we were awarded the opportunity to be the legal service provider for the 10 finalists of the Big Pitch.
Because of our work with the Big Pitch, we began working with Cumberland School of Law to recruit law students to assist on the legal work day for the Big Pitch.
We also began exploring the possibility of offering internships to the STUMP Entrepreneur Scholars at Birmingham-Southern College for their January Exploration term.
We have also had the privilege of working with a nonprofit ministry, Bundles of Hope.
During September, John Gray assisted Bundles of Hope in their diaper drive on Highway 280. He even worked from the top of the bus one of the days of the drive. We also donated a bounce house for the ten day event that was part of the daily entertainment for families and children.
Stay tuned for more from our attorneys and more ways to see presentations and learn more about how to protect your business as it grows. Coming up, you can find us in the following places:
October 13 – Josh will visit Cumberland School of Law at Samford University to speak with law students about working with small firms and the opportunity to serve at the Big Pitch.
October 26 – Josh will participate in the Cumberland School of Law mock interview program to help law students prepare to enter the industry and be prepared for interviews.
October 27 – Josh will present “Legal Strategies for New and Small Businesses” in partnership with SCORE Birmingham. To learn more, visit the registration page for the event.
October 28 – John will present as part of a continuing education program for other lawyers on entity selection and how to select the appropriate entity for your client’s business.
November 4 – The legal work day for the Big Pitch is fast approaching!