Mel's Profile

Mel is a Shareholder and Co-Chair of the Firm's Real Estate Practice. He represents developers, sponsors and investors in the acquisition, financing, development and disposition of real property, including mixed-use projects, shopping centers, office buildings, multifamily residential properties, undeveloped land, industrial sites and other commercial properties.

Mel's Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law (2018 - Present), Land Use and Zoning Law (2021)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for Real Estate (2013)
  • Birmingham Business Journal, Top 40 Under 40 (2016)

Mel's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Affiliations & Civic Involvement
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
  • REV Birmingham, Inc., Executive Committee and Board of Directors
  • Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE), Leadership Council
  • Homewood Downtown Redevelopment Authority (Homewood, Alabama), Member
  • ZYP Bikeshare – Management Committee
  • All Saints Episcopal Church – Senior Warden (2014), Vestry (2013-2014), Finance Committee (2014-2015)

Bar Admissions

State Bar: Alabama, Florida

Education
  • Wake Forest University School of Law
    • (2004, J.D., Wake Forest Law Review)
  • Birmingham-Southern College
    • (2001, B.S., magna cum laude)


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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