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Sarah S. Shepard

Sarah S. Shepard

Sarah S. Shepard, LLC
  • Business Law, Intellectual Property, Trademarks ...
  • Alabama
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When I have worked with Sarah, her legal skills and the work exceeded expectations. I would highly recommend her.
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Empowering creatives, entrepreneurs, and non-profits.

It takes passion to start a business or a non-profit. It becomes more than a project, a job, or an occupation. Your business becomes part of your life. Like family.

I know this first-hand. After nearly a decade as in-house counsel to a global consumer electronics company, I decided to leave the comforts of a stable 8-5, 40-hour-a-week job to build something for myself. For my family.

That’s where Sarah S. Shepard, LLC came from. A desire to build something bigger than ourselves. To work with the customers we choose. On projects we enjoy.

I know first-hand what it takes to start a business or charity from the ground up. I’ve been in your shoes, and I’m here to make sure you are protected from the get-go.

I help creatives, entrepreneurs, and professionals start and scale new businesses and non-profits. From drafting legal papers to advising decision-makers, I enjoy helping leaders build businesses and charity that will last.

Relax. Go build your business.

We’ll cover your back and help you avoid legal pitfalls.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Intellectual Property
    Trademark Registration
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration
Additional Practice Area
  • Non-Profits and Tax-Exempt Entities
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  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama State Bar Association
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Sarah S. Shepard, LLC
- Current
Legal Counsel
LG Electronics North America
Law Clerk
Hon. James P. Smith, 23rd Judicial Circuit
Pro Bono Staff Attorney
Legal Services Alabama
University of Alabama School of Law
J.D. (2012) | Law
Senior Editor of the Alabama Law Review, Order of the Samaritan
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University of Miami
B.A. (2009) | Psychology & History
Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Delta Pi
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Very Good Rating
Client Reviewed 5.0/5.0
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
Huntsville Business Journal
Professional Associations
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
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Alabama State Bar  # 9730W86C
Activities: Young Lawyer Section
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Speaking Engagements
Privacy Law Update, LG Privacy
Updates on Corporate Compliance, US Compliance Task Form
Import/Export Control, North American Compliance
Websites & Blogs
Sarah S. Shepard, LLC Website
Sarah Shepard's Website Profile
Blog - SSS LLC: Alabama Law Blog
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. I need help. I am getting my wages garnished due to a medical bill that I have not had the money to pay b/c of Covid-19
A: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. That sounds very hard. Alabama law allows people with judgments against them to exempt the first $1,000.00 of each month's wages from garnishment by a creditor (including a hospital). Here is a new story about the exemption:,eliminating%20protection%20from%20debt%20collectors.

You will need to file a Notice of Exemption with the court for this to take effect.

Otherwise, your other option is either a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which will lead to a release or the current wage garnishment. I'd recommend you discuss this further with a bankruptcy attorney.

Good luck!
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Q. LLC is suing a Member. Does the Member have to be represented by counsel to defend their own interest. Not the LLC
A: The general rule in most states is that business entities, such as LLCs, must be represented by a licensed attorney in court. Individuals generally may appear pro se, meaning that they may represent themselves, in court proceedings and lawsuits.

That said, it is best generally best practices for individuals to hire a lawyer experienced in the practice area to represent them because the rules of civil procedure are complicated and familiarity with the law is important to best present your case. Lawsuits are adversarial, meaning that each side advocates for itself and judges are not there to help you along the way. Representing yourself in court is a bit like trying to negotiate a business deal in a foreign language. You can do it, but pro se litigates are at a distinct disadvantage.

Good luck!
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Q. Is it possible to register your business as an LLC on a budget with the safety of a lawyer and not the online websites?
A: Yes, and I would recommend talking to a licensed attorney in your state.
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Sarah S. Shepard, LLC
303 Williams Avenue Southwest
Suite 1311
Huntsville, AL 35801
Telephone: (256) 512-6019
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