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  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2001
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  • Alabama, 2001
  • Georgia, 2004
  • Mississippi, 2002
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Clay Lanham
Partner
Suite 1200
RSA Battle House Tower
11 N Water St
Mobile, AL 36602
251.439.7519 tel
251.439.7365 fax

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Clay Lanham is a partner in the firm's Real Estate Practice Group and practices from the Mobile office. Mr. Lanham assists clients throughout the entire development process with the formation of development entities, initial acquisition of properties, representation before political bodies for rezoning and approvals of projects, acquiring permits, financing, easements, leasing and other general real estate matters common to commercial, residential, and industrial developments. Mr. Lanham regularly represents both institutional lenders and private equity funds in the negotiation and documentation of commercial loans and other financial transactions as well as investors in the purchase and sale of commercial properties.

Mr. Lanham also represents businesses in the areas of construction, business and commercial law, and civil litigation. He counsels businesses in all aspects of the construction process, including owners and developers, general contractors, sub-contractors, home builders, and material providers.

Mr. Lanham is a licensed title insurance agent in Alabama and serves as vice president of one of the firm's title companies, Baronne Title of Alabama, LLC. Mr. Lanham is an authorized agent for First American Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.

Noteworthy

  • Named a "Rising Star" in the 2016 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers in the areas of Real Estate: Business, Business/Corporate, and Construction Litigation: Business (listed annually since 2014)
  • Mobile Bay Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2011
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

News

Presentations

  • "Commercial & Residential Evictions", April 2010, Sterling Education Services

Memberships

  • Alabama Center for Real Estate (Member, Leadership Council) 
  • Alabama State Bar (Bar Commissioner, 13th Judicial Circuit of Alabama, 2013-2016); President, Young Lawyers Section, 2010-2011; Leadership Forum, 2011 Class 7)
  • American Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy (Graduate, 2005)
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • The Mississippi Bar