James J. Sledge Shareholder

Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1950, James J. Sledge was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1975 after receiving both his Bachelor of Science in commerce and business administration and his Juris Doctor from The University of Alabama in 1972 and 1975, respectively. Mr. Sledge, who is licensed to practice law before all Alabama state courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, joined the firm in 1981. Mr. Sledge's areas of practice include advising buyers and sellers of business entities and properties, including representing buyers and sellers in significant natural resource transactions and financing associated therewith; Administrative Law, particularly before the State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama; Energy and Environmental Law, including consultation with owners and prospective purchasers of sensitive properties; advice regarding Mineral Law generally, providing business advice in complex business litigation; Business Restructuring and Workouts; and advising public entities involved in various natural resource settings.

Mr. Sledge is actively involved in his church, where he is a member of the Vestry and currently serves as Junior Warden.  In 2011 he completed a three year term as Treasurer and Chair of the Trustees of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.  He is a member of the Exchange Club, as well as the Leadership Board of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Commerce Executives Society and the Farrah Law Alumni Society, The University of Alabama.

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