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Balch & Bingham LLP

Real Estate

2 ranked lawyersBand 2AlabamaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Has attained particular recognition for its activity in the energy sector, advising on the acquisition, financing and leasing of power plants. Represents a number of banking clients in the financing and acquisition of retail outlets and apartment complexes. Offers further expertise in zoning and land use. Also capable of handling easements on behalf of utility companies.

Strengths

Clients appreciate that "the firm delivers as expected in every area on a timely and cost-effective basis."

"The whole team is top-notch," confirms a source.

Work highlights

Represented the Alabama Power Company in the purchase of an 885 MW electric generating facility in Billingsley, Alabama.

Notable practitioners

James Edwards is widely regarded as an expert in negotiating leasing agreements. He also handles the financing, acquisition and development of mixed-use properties.
"He is very knowledgeable in commercial leasing." "I try not to do anything in Alabama without him!"

John Pickering is well versed and respected in real estate financing issues as well as purchases, rezoning and lease negotiations. His clients include lenders and investors.
"He has lots of wisdom and provides great advice. He is the person to go to for complex issues."

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Alabama

Real Estate


James M Edwards
Band 2
John Pickering
Band 2