Bradley is pleased to announce the elevation of 13 of the firm’s attorneys to partner, effective Jan. 1. The new partners are James Blake Bailey, Lindsey C Boney IV, Christopher A. Bowles, Monica Wilson Dozier, David W. Holt, Erin Jane Illman, Sarah J. Jacobs, Scott Lenz Jr., Brian M. Rowlson, Frankie N. Spero, Michael A. Thomason Jr., Heather Howell Wright and James W. Wright Jr.
“The firm congratulates Bradley’s accomplished attorneys who have earned promotion to partner,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier. “We are proud of these talented individuals’ hard work and commitment to our clients and our firm. We look forward to their future contributions and successes.”
Details on each new partner, grouped by office, can be found below.
Mr. Bailey is a member of Bradley’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Distressed Investing Practice Group. He represents debtors and creditors in bankruptcy, out-of-court workouts and restructurings, and bankruptcy-related litigation. He also regularly represents commercial lenders and mortgage servicers in federal court commercial litigation. He has transactional experience negotiating and documenting out-of-court workouts, as well as pursuing pre- and post-judgment creditor remedies, including receivership and receiver sales, non-judicial foreclosures, and garnishments. Mr. Bailey received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from the University of Florida.
Mr. Boney is a member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group and Life Sciences Industry team. He regularly represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies in national mass tort litigation, often as a national team member for legal strategy and appellate issues. He also has represented numerous national and international companies in a variety of other matters. Mr. Boney received his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University. He clerked for the Hon. William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Mr. Thomason is a member of Bradley’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group. He advises public and private clients, from start-ups to large corporations, in the areas of business formation, mergers and acquisitions, investment and financing transactions, securities compliance, and a variety of other transactions and corporate matters. He also has significant experience in the area of private equity and venture capital transactions, representing both private equity companies in their investments and acquisitions and emerging growth companies in their formation, capital raises and sale. He received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) from Auburn University.
Mr. Wright is a member of Bradley’s Financial Services, General Litigation and Environmental Litigation Practice Groups. He earned his Accredited Mortgage Professional designation through the Mortgage Bankers Association. He received his J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ms. Dozier is a member of Bradley’s Construction and Government Contracts Practice Group. She represents contractors, subcontractors, developers, and engineers in utility-scale renewable energy projects, focusing on risk mitigation and dispute avoidance throughout the development, construction, operation and maintenance phases of projects. Ms. Dozier serves as co-chair of the Excellence in Construction Committee with Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas. She received her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and her Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) from the University of Florida.
Ms. Illman is co-chair of Bradley’s Privacy, Security and Innovation team, which is part of the Banking and Financial Services Practice Group. She is an ANSI Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) with more than a decade of experience representing corporate entities, technology companies and financial institution clients in a wide variety of regulatory compliance, litigation and contract matters. Combining her technology, financial and corporate entity experience, she focuses her practice on helping companies navigate a variety of privacy and information security compliance issues. She received her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ms. Jacobs is a member of Bradley’s Healthcare Practice Group. She focuses her practice on assisting clients in the healthcare industry in a wide range of regulatory, operational and transactional matters. In addition to representing healthcare providers in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, she has extensive experience in advising clients on a wide variety of regulatory and operational matters, including compliance with federal and state self-referral and anti-kickback laws and licensure issues. Previously, she served as deputy general counsel to a nationally affiliated non-profit health system, as well as operations counsel to a national hospital company. She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and her Bachelor of Science (cum laude) from Vanderbilt University.
Mr. Rowlson is a member of Bradley’s Construction and Government Contracts Practice Group. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and suppliers in Florida and North Carolina in a wide range of issues arising from highway construction (including design build and public private partnerships), commercial and residential vertical projects, and wastewater equipment and facilities. He received his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, his Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida and his Bachelor of Science from Florida State University.
Mr. Holt is a member of Bradley’s Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. He focuses on a variety of complex litigation matters in state and federal courts around the country. His cases span a broad range of issues, including patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, commercial disputes and product liability. He also advises clients in all aspects of intellectual property law. Mr. Holt earned his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law. He also holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) in chemical engineering, both from the University of Alabama.
Mr. Bowles is a member of Bradley’s Real Estate Practice Group. He practices primarily in the areas of economic development, energy and environmental regulation. Mr. Bowles assists clients in obtaining incentives for job creation, capital investment and clean energy projects. He advises clients on a range of challenges associated with project development, including regulatory, environmental and real estate issues. Previously, he served as Nashville’s first-ever director of environment and sustainability for Mayor Karl Dean’s administration. Mr. Bowles received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin.
Mr. Lenz is a member of the Healthcare Practice Group. He assists clients with a variety of transactional matters involving healthcare systems, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, clinics and physician groups. In addition to handling commercial transactions involving mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures for both publicly traded and privately held companies, he works closely with healthcare providers on regulatory and operational matters. He also has extensive experience counseling clients regarding the formation and management of clinically integrated provider networks and accountable care organizations, as well as the development of bundled payment arrangements. He received his J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Minnesota Law School and his Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida.
Mr. Spero is a member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of complex business, real estate, transportation and banking litigation. He advises and represents clients in all phases of litigation in state and federal courts, including briefing and arguing dispositive motions, injunction and evidentiary hearings, managing e-discovery and document production issues, and serving as counsel in jury and bench trials. He also represents clients in both state and federal appellate courts. He received his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Memphis School of Law and his Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Ms. Wright is a member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group. Her litigation practice involves a wide variety of commercial matters. Much of her practice is representing financial institutions and mortgage servicers in state and federal courts across the country. In addition, her practice involves real estate disputes, title disputes, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and consumer protection violations. Ms. Wright also devotes a portion of her practice to advising commercial insurance policyholders regarding coverage available through commercial general liability, directors and officers, and errors and omissions policies. Ms. Wright received her J.D. (cum laude) from Wake Forest University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Sewanee: The University of the South.