Alternate Office(s)
Areas of Practice
  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    JD, 2001

  • Auburn University
    BS, Agricultural Business and Economics, 1998
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Mississippi
Court Admissions
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
Clay Lanham
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 Corporate Practice Group. He focuses on real estate development and finance.

Clay regularly represents private equity funds in the negotiation and documentation of loans secured by real estate and other assets as well as the purchase and sale of loans, real estate, and other assets.

Clay also represents developers and investors in the purchase and sale of properties and throughout the entire development process, from the formation of development entities, initial acquisition of properties, representation before political bodies for rezoning and approvals of projects, acquiring permits, applying for economic incentives, financing, easements, leasing, and other general real estate matters common to commercial, residential, and industrial developments.

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

Clay 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. Clay is an authorized agent for First American Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.


  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," Real Estate: Business, Business/Corporate, and Construction Litigation: Business (2014-2016)
  • Mobile Bay Magazine, Top 40 Under 40, Class of 2011
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law (2019)
  • 2005 Graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy 

Representative Matters

  • Represented a private equity fund in the $57 million purchase from an institutional bank of assets, including non-performing loans, SPEs, and 51 properties located in 4 different states
  • Represented a private equity fund in the $31 million sale of two non-performing loans secured by properties in two different states
  • Represented a private equity fund in the purchase of two non-performing loans totaling $40 million and the subsequent foreclosure of the mortgage securing the same
  • Represented an institutional lender in refinancing the debt of a real estate holding company secured by 50 properties located in 7 different states
  • Insured twin office towers in Birmingham, Alabama for $131 million



  • "Handling Real Estate Transactions with Confidence", June 2016, National Business Institute
  • "Commercial & Residential Evictions", April 2010, Sterling Education Services


  • Alabama Center for Real Estate, Leadership Council (2017/2018)
  • Alabama State Bar
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Alabama State Bar, Secretary/Treasurer (2018)
    • Bar Commissioner, 13th Judicial Circuit of Alabama (2013-2016)
    • President, Young Lawyers Section (2010-2011)
    • Leadership Forum (2011, Class 7)
  • American Bar Association
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
    • Real Property Law Section
  • The Mississippi Bar