James R. Dickens, Jr.

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Mr. Dickens joined the firm in 2003 and became a shareholder in 2010. His practice focuses on commercial real estate, residential real estate, and environmental law, representing clients in a wide array of commercial lending and real estate transactions, including shopping center, apartment and office building development, agricultural and recreational properties, and commercial and residential leasing. In connection with these matters, Mr. Dickens routinely prepares, reviews and negotiates various forms of legal documentation, including loan documents, purchase and sale agreements, and leases.

Mr. Dickens also has experience in title examination and title insurance, the facilitation of tax-free exchanges of real estate, and small business administration loans. Mr. Dickens obtained his undergraduate degree in finance from Auburn University and his juris doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Recent Practice Highlights

Represented lender client in connection with a $33 million loan for the construction of retail shopping center project in Tuscaloosa, AL

Represented developer client in purchase and development of retail shopping center project in Saraland, AL, including construction financing, leasing of improvements to multiple local and national retail tenants and permanent non-recourse financing

Represented developer client in purchase and development of retail shopping center project in Lafayette, CO, including financing and leasing of improvements to multiple national retail tenants

Represented developer client in purchase, financing and development of property in Saratoga Springs, UT, including construction and lease of improvements to national retail tenant

Represented student housing developer in purchase and rehabilitation financing of apartment complex in Hattiesburg, MS

Represented student housing developer in purchase, rehabilitation financing and permanent non-recourse financing of apartment complex in Lubbock, TX

Represented student housing developer in sale of apartment complex in Auburn, AL

Represented developer client in construction financing of retail shopping center project in Montgomery, AL

Represented lender client in construction financing retail shopping center project in Russell Springs, KY

Represented developer client in 1031 Exchange of property in Sarasota, FL and Nashville, TN

Represented lender client in post-foreclosure sales of various agricultural and recreational properties throughout Alabama

Honors and Awards 

Mr. Dickens has been AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  Mr. Dickens has also been named as a Rising Star (Real Estate) in the 2015 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers.

Community Involvement

Mr. Dickens is a member of First United Methodist Church, and recently served a six year term as a member of the board of directors of Saint James School.

Mr. Dickens joined the firm in 2003 and became a shareholder in 2010. His practice focuses on commercial real estate, residential real estate, and environmental law, representing clients in a wide array of commercial lending and real estate transactions, including shopping center, apartment and office building development, agricultural and recreational properties, and commercial and residential leasing. In connection with these matters, Mr. Dickens routinely prepares, reviews and negotiates various forms of legal documentation, including loan documents, purchase and sale agreements, and leases.

Mr. Dickens also has experience in title examination and title insurance, the facilitation of tax-free exchanges of real estate, and small business administration loans. Mr. Dickens obtained his undergraduate degree in finance from Auburn University and his juris doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Recent Practice Highlights

Represented lender client in connection with a $33 million loan for the construction of retail shopping center project in Tuscaloosa, AL

Represented developer client in purchase and development of retail shopping center project in Saraland, AL, including construction financing, leasing of improvements to multiple local and national retail tenants and permanent non-recourse financing

Represented developer client in purchase and development of retail shopping center project in Lafayette, CO, including financing and leasing of improvements to multiple national retail tenants

Represented developer client in purchase, financing and development of property in Saratoga Springs, UT, including construction and lease of improvements to national retail tenant

Represented student housing developer in purchase and rehabilitation financing of apartment complex in Hattiesburg, MS

Represented student housing developer in purchase, rehabilitation financing and permanent non-recourse financing of apartment complex in Lubbock, TX

Represented student housing developer in sale of apartment complex in Auburn, AL

Represented developer client in construction financing of retail shopping center project in Montgomery, AL

Represented lender client in construction financing retail shopping center project in Russell Springs, KY

Represented developer client in 1031 Exchange of property in Sarasota, FL and Nashville, TN

Represented lender client in post-foreclosure sales of various agricultural and recreational properties throughout Alabama

Honors and Awards 

Mr. Dickens has been AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  Mr. Dickens has also been named as a Rising Star (Real Estate) in the 2015 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers.

Community Involvement

Mr. Dickens is a member of First United Methodist Church, and recently served a six year term as a member of the board of directors of Saint James School.

  • B.S., Auburn University, 2000
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (cum laude), 2003
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association