Lee's Profile

Lee's real estate practice includes extensive representation of purchasers, sellers, developers, landlords and tenants in a wide range of commercial and residential real estate matters, including acquisition, disposition, development, construction, property management, leasing and financing. Lee’s clients and regular representation include one of the largest residential home builders-developers in the United States; owners and developers of commercial office buildings, industrial properties and retail shopping centers; various companies with general corporate real estate needs; and one of the largest manufactured home builders in the country.

Lee’s commercial lending practice includes the representation of lenders, borrowers and participants both in the southeast and nationally in a wide range of financing transactions, including commercial real estate financing and commercial, industrial and asset-based lending.

Lee also advises various clients in the commercial construction industry, including owners, developers, contractors, design professionals and other parties, in connection with construction contract negotiation, contract administration and project development. He has represented various clients in connection with the construction of major industrial plants, commercial office buildings, and manufacturing facilities.

Lee also regularly represents corporate clients in connection with a broad range of contract matters, including the negotiation and structuring of service contracts, equipment acquisitions and installations and other general commercial transactions.

"Lee is absolutely my go-to guy in real estate, and we have resources so we can hire anyone, and I pick him… very, very detailed. He put a bit more effort and time into our matters. We want an attorney that can dot the Is and cross the Ts. We don’t want mistakes as that would damage our reputation. He provides confidence in the work for us. " - Client Testimonial

Lee's Awards

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate (2013-2015)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Banking and Finance Law (2014 -present); Real Estate Law (2020); Construction Law (2021)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers for Real Estate (2016 - present)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Real Estate (2011-2012); Real Estate (2015)

Lee's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association

Bar Admissions

State Bar: Alabama, Florida

Education
  • University of Alabama School of Law
    • (2002, J.D., magna cum laude; Alabama Law Review, Editor in Chief; Hugo Black Scholar; Order of the Coif; Research assistant to Professor Charles Gamble)

  • Auburn University
    • (1996, B.S.)

Thursday, August 20, 2020

168 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers© in America 2021

Birmingham, AL. (August 20, 2020) Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 168 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting attorneys with significant achievements in their areas of practice. With 76 practice areas listed...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Covid-19 Webinar: Navigating Landlord/Tenant Relations & General Real Estate Issues

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

130 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 130 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their practice areas in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting attorneys with significant achievements in their areas of practice. With 63 practice areas...

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