Beth is a Shareholder and member of the Corporate and Transactions Practice, and she has diverse and refined experience in the areas of real estate, energy and natural resources, outside general counsel services, and intellectual property protection.
Her real estate and intellectual property practices are concentrated in several highly regulated industries, including energy and natural resources, health care, financial services, and insurance. Beth leverages her industry knowledge and extensive corporate law experience to provide clients with complex transactional and contracting services tailored to their business needs.
Real Estate; Energy & Natural Resources
Beth’s practice is uniquely suited to serve the real estate needs of clients, particularly those in the energy & natural resources and healthcare industries. She regularly represents buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, and developers in real estate matters, including acquisition, development, construction, land use planning, zoning, annexation, and leasing matters. Beth represents oil & gas, mineral, mining, and timber clients. She regularly advises them on their real estate matters, including compliance with zoning, land use, and mining and mineral extraction regulations. She recently 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. Beth advises real estate development clients and contractors on construction matters, including 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, maintenance, and support agreements
- Manufacturing, sales, and distribution agreements
- Professional services and general services agreements
- Equipment leasing agreements
- Group purchasing agreements
Beth has been recognized by several organizations and industry publications for her work, including Chambers and Partners, The Best Lawyers in America®, Best Lawyers® Women in the Law – Top Peer-Nominated Lawyer, Super Lawyers®, and as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. She continually maintains an AV-Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell.
“She is very detail-oriented and a tough negotiator."
"She's knowledgeable and good to work with."