J. Ladd Davis

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Phone: 205-484-0841 Birmingham
Phone: 334-206-3249 Montgomery
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Mr. Davis is a Shareholder with Rushton Stakely and is based in the firm’s Birmingham office. His practice focuses on commercial real estate and UCC secured transactions. Mr. Davis’ practice includes the representation of developers, lenders, landlords, and tenants in a variety of commercial transactions ranging from shopping center developments to single tenant and multi-family developments. He has represented developers in the successful purchase, leasing, financing, development and sale of over three million square feet of leasable space in a number of states across the country ranging from California to Florida.

Mr. Davis is a licensed Title Insurance Agent and his practice includes title examination and title insurance in connection with the sale and acquisition of real property.  He also routinely represents lenders and other creditors in commercial and residential foreclosure actions and loan default workout transactions and has handled hundreds of foreclosures in the state of Alabama.

Prior to law school, Mr. Davis was in commercial banking where he worked with several of the state’s largest privately owned corporations, helping to provide working capital financing, equipment and real estate financing, and other structured financing.

Mr. Davis earned his undergraduate degree in finance from Auburn University and his juris doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law.

Recent Practice Highlights

Represented developer clients in land acquisition, financing, development and sale of numerous multi-million dollar commercial retail centers in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, Wyoming, Colorado, California, Utah, Montana, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas.

Served as title agent for a multi-million dollar shopping center transaction in Sylacauga, Alabama involving a national development company, construction financing and big box publicly anchored tenants.

Represented developer client in the acquisition of a multi-million dollar distressed shopping center in Alabama out of bankruptcy appointed receivership, and ultimate rehab and sale of the shopping center.

Represented franchisee client of a large national franchise restaurant in the purchase, financing, leasing, development and operations of multiple locations pursuant to an area franchise agreement.

Represented lender in connection with the financing of a multi-million dollar shopping center in Montgomery, AL.

Served as title agent for a commercial transaction in excess of $10 million, involving the purchase and financing of over ten gas station sites in Alabama.

Represented lender client in connection with the financing of numerous credit facilities for the purchase of agricultural and recreation land.

Represented out of state lender in connection with the foreclosure of a multi-million dollar condominium project.

Honors and Awards

Mr. Davis is a graduate of the 2010 Montgomery’s Torchbearer Leadership Class and is an Eagle Scout.

Community Involvement

Mr. Davis is a current Committee Member for the Boy Scouts of America, Greater Alabama Sporting Clays Classic.

As a member of the Volunteer Lawyers Program, Mr. Davis represents indigent parties in various legal matters.

Mr. Davis is a former volunteer Account Executive for the  River Region United Way annual campaign.

Speaking Engagements

Guest Speaker:  2016 LawCall Buying & Selling Real Estate

Mr. Davis is a Shareholder with Rushton Stakely and is based in the firm’s Birmingham office. His practice focuses on commercial real estate and UCC secured transactions. Mr. Davis’ practice includes the representation of developers, lenders, landlords, and tenants in a variety of commercial transactions ranging from shopping center developments to single tenant and multi-family developments. He has represented developers in the successful purchase, leasing, financing, development and sale of over three million square feet of leasable space in a number of states across the country ranging from California to Florida.

Mr. Davis is a licensed Title Insurance Agent and his practice includes title examination and title insurance in connection with the sale and acquisition of real property.  He also routinely represents lenders and other creditors in commercial and residential foreclosure actions and loan default workout transactions and has handled hundreds of foreclosures in the state of Alabama.

Prior to law school, Mr. Davis was in commercial banking where he worked with several of the state’s largest privately owned corporations, helping to provide working capital financing, equipment and real estate financing, and other structured financing.

Mr. Davis earned his undergraduate degree in finance from Auburn University and his juris doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law.

Recent Practice Highlights

Represented developer clients in land acquisition, financing, development and sale of numerous multi-million dollar commercial retail centers in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, Wyoming, Colorado, California, Utah, Montana, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas.

Served as title agent for a multi-million dollar shopping center transaction in Sylacauga, Alabama involving a national development company, construction financing and big box publicly anchored tenants.

Represented developer client in the acquisition of a multi-million dollar distressed shopping center in Alabama out of bankruptcy appointed receivership, and ultimate rehab and sale of the shopping center.

Represented franchisee client of a large national franchise restaurant in the purchase, financing, leasing, development and operations of multiple locations pursuant to an area franchise agreement.

Represented lender in connection with the financing of a multi-million dollar shopping center in Montgomery, AL.

Served as title agent for a commercial transaction in excess of $10 million, involving the purchase and financing of over ten gas station sites in Alabama.

Represented lender client in connection with the financing of numerous credit facilities for the purchase of agricultural and recreation land.

Represented out of state lender in connection with the foreclosure of a multi-million dollar condominium project.

Honors and Awards

Mr. Davis is a graduate of the 2010 Montgomery’s Torchbearer Leadership Class and is an Eagle Scout.

Community Involvement

Mr. Davis is a current Committee Member for the Boy Scouts of America, Greater Alabama Sporting Clays Classic.

As a member of the Volunteer Lawyers Program, Mr. Davis represents indigent parties in various legal matters.

Mr. Davis is a former volunteer Account Executive for the  River Region United Way annual campaign.

Speaking Engagements

Guest Speaker:  2016 LawCall Buying & Selling Real Estate

  • B.S. (Finance), Auburn University, 2003
  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, 2009
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program