Beth is a Shareholder and member of the following Corporate Practice Groups: Real Estate; Intellectual Property & Technology; Corporate, Securities & Tax; Energy & Natural Resources; and Health Care.
Her Real Estate and Intellectual Property practices are concentrated in several highly regulated industries, including health care, financial and insurance, and energy and natural resources. Beth leverages her deep industry knowledge and extensive corporate law experience to provide clients with complex transactional and contracting services tailored to meet their business needs.
Beth’s practice is uniquely suited to serve the Real Estate needs of our clients, particularly those in the health care and energy & natural resources industries. She regularly represents buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and developers in real estate matters, including, acquisition, development, financing, land use planning, zoning, annexation and leasing matters. Her extensive experience with the regulatory issues facing health care providers allows her to handle real estate transactions and related matters for several hospitals, medical office developers and individual physician groups. Beth represents several mineral, mining and timber clients, and she regularly advises them on all of their real estate matters, including compliance with zoning, land use and mining regulations. She recently has represented several large landowners in negotiations with solar project developers who are taking advantage of the extension of federal tax credits and increasing demand for alternative energy projects. She also advises real estate development clients on the licensing requirements of the Alabama Board of General Contractors.
Intellectual Property & Technology; Complex Contracting
Clients routinely seek Beth’s assistance to draft and negotiate a wide gamut of business contracts. She frequently assists clients with preparing form contracts and establishing contracting and licensing programs and procedures that further their business goals while protecting valuable intellectual property. She develops and negotiates contracts on behalf of clients at all levels of the supply chain including:
- Software and technology license and subscription agreements
- Manufacturing, sales and distribution agreements
- Professional services and general services agreements
- Equipment leasing agreements
- Group purchasing agreements
Beth's skills as a lawyer have earned her distinguished recognition by several organizations and industry publications including: Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Real Estate; The Best Lawyers in America© for Corporate Law and for Land Use & Zoning Law; Best Lawyers® Women in the Law –"Top Peer-Nominated Lawyer"; Best Lawyers® 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" for Land Use and Zoning Law; and Super Lawyers for Business/Corporate Law. She earned and continually has maintained an AV-Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell for the last fifteen years.
Beth received her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, and she holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Auburn University.