Friday, Jun 21st, 2013
MOBILE, AL – June 21, 2013 – Members Roger Bates, Preston Bolt and Caine O’Rear recently attended the Paris Airshow as part of the delegation with Governor Robert Bentley to promote Alabama to businesses.
During the Airshow, members of the firm attended receptions including the Mobile Bay Aerospace Reception; a reception honoring Senator Richard Shelby and Governor Bentley through the Chamber of Commerce Huntsville Madison County, City of Huntsville, Huntsville International Airport and Madison County Commission; and other events including the Governor’s Breakfast. The Airshow was widely attended by Airbus, and other companies in the aviation and aerospace sector.
“Hand Arendall has a long history of promoting economic development in our State,” said Bates, managing lawyer of the firm. “As we visited with local and international industry leaders we were pleased to be a part of the Made In Alabama team.”
Hand Arendall lawyers, including former Congressman Jack Edwards, have been closely involved in efforts to recruit new aerospace companies to the Mobile area, including the effort to bring both the EADS tanker program and the Airbus A-320 final assembly line.
“We were happy to have another chance to work with State and local officials and community leaders to support continued expansion of aerospace industry in the Mobile Bay area,” said Bolt, managing lawyer of the Mobile office. “This is a key part of our area’s growth strategy and we appreciate our opportunities to expand our existing relationships and to meet new potential members of the community.”
The firm’s relationships with local and state government and economic development entities offer the unique opportunity for the firm to assist in legal services for those companies looking to relocate or expand to Alabama. As a fixture of the Alabama legal community, Hand Arendall has offices throughout the state to serve businesses in areas including incorporation, licensing, immigration, contracts, leasing and real estate acquisition, among others.