Bradley is pleased to announce the arrival of the following six associates to the firm’s Alabama offices: Joe FitzGerald, Anna Akers Hornsby, Stephanie A. Johnson, Mason Rollins, Carmen Weite and Britney M. Williams.
“This exceptional group of young attorneys have already demonstrated significant client service in their careers, and we are pleased to welcome them to our firm,” said Bradley Birmingham Office Managing Partner Dawn Helms Sharff.
The six associates and their areas of focus, by office, are as follows:
Ms. Johnson’s practice is focused primarily on commercial real estate transactions where, as a member of the Real Estate Practice Group, she counsels clients in development, acquisitions, dispositions, and financing. She reviews comments on due diligence terms, including title commitments and related exception items, surveys, and zoning on behalf of lender, seller and buyer clients. Ms. Johnson also has experience coordinating with title companies and adverse parties to ensure marketable title where needed, and advises regional lenders in development and term loans with secured properties located throughout the Southeast. She has a J.D. (cum laude) from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, a master’s degree from Florida State University, and a B.A. (cum laude) from Samford University.
Mr. Rollins is a member of Bradley’s Construction Practice Group who represents general contractors, subcontractors, owners, architects, and engineers related to the many issues that may arise related to construction. His practice focuses on assisting clients with drafting contracts designed to avoid disputes, as well as litigating and arbitrating matters to final resolution. Mr. Rollins regularly litigates disputes involving breach of contract, construction defects, project delays, differing site conditions, change orders and additional work, contract termination, lien and bond claims, design, and insurance coverage issues. He earned a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and his B.S. (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama.
A member of the Litigation Practice Group, Ms. Weite litigates a wide array of civil and commercial disputes, including business torts, breach of contract, employment-related matters, environmental law, insurance coverage, and product liability. She has experience with written and document discovery, taking depositions, and drafting and arguing motions. Ms. Weite also advises clients on business issues such as contract drafting and negotiation, litigation risk management, and commercial transactions. She is a graduate (cum laude) of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida.
Ms. Williams is a member of Bradley’s Banking and Financial Services Practice Group, where she represents broker-dealers and registered representatives in securities arbitrations and in claims involving allegations of sales practice violations, unsuitability, misrepresentation, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty. She has experience drafting pleadings in order to represent clients in all stages of arbitration, including discovery, electronically stored information disputes, dispositive motion practice, and mediation. Ms. Williams has a J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of Florida’s Hough Graduate School of Business, and a B.A. (magna cum laude) in Economics from Spelman College.
Mr. FitzGerald is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group. He focuses his practice on corporate transactions and general corporate matters, including private equity mergers and acquisitions. He currently serves in the Alabama Army National Guard as a Brigade Level Senior Operations Officer and recently served as the Commander of a Special Forces Advanced Operations Base in Trans-Saharan Africa. Prior to attending law school, Mr. FitzGerald served as a U.S. Army Special Forces Officer and was a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch, where he worked primarily with small businesses. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Montevallo.
As a member of the Healthcare Practice Group, Ms. Hornsby represents a variety of healthcare providers in regulatory and litigation matters, including audits, recoupments, and medical malpractice claims. She assists clients in qui tam litigation and other government investigations related to Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and False Claims Act violations. Ms. Hornsby is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Mid-South Super Lawyers. Ms. Hornsby is a graduate (cum laude) of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and received her B.A. in Political Science from Berry College.