Leslie's Profile

Leslie is a Shareholder and member of the Public Finance, Real Estate, Commercial Finance, Banking, and Economic Development and Incentives practice groups at Maynard Cooper.

The focus of Leslie's practice is advising and assisting lenders across a broad array of transactions including real estate acquisitions, participation loans, development and construction loans, asset-based lines of credit, floor plan financing, and government contract financing. Her talents and skills in this area have earned her recognition by The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Commercial Finance Law.

Frequently, Leslie is engaged by private users to represent them in the acquisition, construction, leasing, financing, and development of commercial office, retail, manufacturing, warehouse, and industrial properties. She has successfully represented dozens of large engineering and defense companies and manufacturers in securing ad valorem and sales and use tax abatements and other incentives for their projects.

Leslie earned her J.D. from Cumberland School of Law, and she holds a B.S. from Vanderbilt University.

"Leslie is very smart and one of the most thorough lawyers…organizes the whole process and never gets rattled…pays great attention to detail, and it is all delivered with a good personality. On the business side, you need someone with the right bedside manner and the right style." – Client Testimonial

Leslie's Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Finance Law (2018-present)

Leslie's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
  • The Risk Management Association, Member
  • National Children's Advocacy Center, Board of Directors, 2003-2009
  • United Way of Madison County, Board of Directors, 2009-2015
  • Heart of the Valley YMCA, Board of Directors

Bar Admissions

State Bar: Alabama

Education
  • Cumberland School of Law
    • (1997, J.D., Curia Honoris; Cumberland Law Review)
  • Vanderbilt University
    • (1990, B.S., Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics)
Clerkships

Honorable Sue Bell Cobb
Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals from 1997-1998


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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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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Friday, November 9, 2018

MAYNARD COOPER & GALE RECEIVES RECOGNITION IN RECENT U.S. NEWS/BEST LAWYERS “BEST LAW FIRMS” AND SUPER LAWYERS LISTINGS

The recently released edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” positions Maynard Cooper in the National Tier Rankings in 10 areas of practice, including Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation-ERISA, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Mining Law, Patent Litigation...

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