When James is not working, he can generally be found chasing his three young boys (Banks, Shepp and Ford) around and trying to keep them out of trouble.
Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," Real Estate, 2016-2020 Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," Real Estate, 2013-2015 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® Real Estate Law, 2018-2023 Listed in Chambers USA Real Estate, 2020-2022 Banking & Finance, 2021-2022 $125 million public-private partnership Represented the developer of an approximately $125 million public-private partnership with one of the largest universities in the country for the development of a two-phase, seven building mixed-use village consisting of approximately 2,000 beds and more than 550,000 square feet of space. This project was the first public-private partnership of its kind for this university, and was heavily scrutinized within the university and the state as it set precedent for all similar projects to follow. $74 million syndicated retail construction loan Represented the Administrative Agent on proposed loans totaling approximately $74 million for the construction of a retail shopping center and outparcels. This deal consisted of a seller financing component and a permanent take-out commitment. $30 million mixed-use construction loan Represented the lead lender on a proposed $30 million loan for the construction of two separate mixed-use retail and residential buildings on adjacent blocks. This deal consisted of a joint venture with a preferred equity provider, an EB-5 lender, and numerous mezzanine financing and governmental incentives. $21 million office acquisition loan Represented the lender on an approximately $21 million loan for the acquisition of two adjacent office buildings with over 70 tenants and a complex partnership structure. 128-unit assisted living and memory care facility Represented a senior housing provider in the acquisition of land and development thereon of a 128-unit assisted living and memory care facility. This project additionally involved a joint venture and a $21 million construction loan. Surgery center lease negotiations Represent one of the nation’s largest surgery center operators in numerous lease negotiations for centers throughout the country. $36 million syndicated multifamily loan Represented the lead lender in a $36 million syndicated loan for the construction of a multifamily apartment complex. $32 million mixed-use construction loan Represented the lender in a $32 million loan for the construction of a mixed-use project. Acquisition and development of student housing apartment complexes Represented a developer in all aspects of the acquisition and development of student housing apartment complexes throughout the country.