Caitlyn is an experienced public finance and real estate development attorney. She provides counsel on various aspects of commercial real estate development and financing, including public finance, acquisitions and sales, and economic development relating to multi-family housing, senior living facilities, universities, and recreational and hotel developments. Active in a wide range of community organizations, Caitlyn currently serves as the Executive Vice President of the Rotaract Club of Birmingham. 

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2014
  • Mississippi, 2015
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Alabama: Northern, Middle, Southern
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Civic Involvement

  • The Rotaract Club of Birmingham
    • Executive Vice President, 2020-2021
    • Vice President of Membership Development, 2019-2020
    • Chair, Leadership Development Program, 2018-2019
  • Alabama Symphony Orchestra Junior Patrons
    • Immediate-Past President, 2019-2020
    • President, 2018-2019
    • Vice President, 2017-2018
  • Partner and Mentor, NextGen Birmingham Pitch Competition, 2017-2019
  • Birmingham Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Leadership Class, 2016
  • Children's of Alabama, Committee for the Future, 2015

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Public Finance Law, 2021
    • Ones to Watch, Real Estate Law, 2021

Education & Honors

  • University of Alabama, J.D., 2014
    • Managing Editor, Law & Psychology Review
    • Honor Council Ombudsperson
    • Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society
    • Federalist Society
    • American Constitution Society
    • National Association of Bond Lawyers Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Recipient (2014)
  • University of Alabama, B.A., English and Classics, summa cum laude, 2011
    • Graduate, Honors College
    • UA Presidential Scholar
    • Robert C. Byrd Scholar
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Board Member, SGA: State & National Lobbying Affairs
    • Foundation Ambassador, Chi Omega

Experience

  • Served as bond counsel relating to the issuance of various types of tax-exempt and taxable debt, including direct bank placements and public market offerings, general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, bond anticipation notes, tax anticipation, special assessment revenue bonds, tax increment bonds, USDA financings, and refundings of prior issuances.
  • Served as underwriter’s counsel in connection with bond issues to finance the acquisition or construction of continuing care retirement communities in numerous states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.
  • Served as bond counsel to a Mississippi corporation in connection with the direct placement of not to exceed $65,000,000 taxable revenue bonds for the construction, installation, and equipping of a wood pellet export facility to be located in Jackson County, Mississippi.
  • Served as bond counsel to a Mississippi medical center in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable revenue bonds exceeding $130,000,000 for the purpose of refunding certain outstanding indebtedness and expanding hospital facilities.
  • Served as bond counsel to an Alabama special care authority in connection with the issuance of a tax-exempt series of bonds exceeding $80,000,000 for the purpose of renovating and expanding senior living facilities.
  • Served as bond counsel to a Mississippi corporation in connection with the issuance of solid waste disposal revenue bonds exceeding $17,000,000 for the purpose of making capital improvements to various solid waste facilities.
  • Served as underwriter’s counsel for revenue bonds exceeding $60,000,000 by a public university in Mississippi to expand its athletic facilities, finance various capital expenditures, and refund outstanding indebtedness.
  • Served as co-underwriters’ counsel in connection with the issuance by an Alabama water works board of taxable water revenue bonds exceeding $300,000,000 for the purpose of refunding outstanding indebtedness.
  • Served as bond counsel to the Alabama Incentives Finance Authority in connection with the issuance of special obligation refunding bonds exceeding $150,000,000 for the purpose of refunding outstanding indebtedness.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Author, “Disaster Recovery Bond Financing,” National Association of Bond Lawyers, September 5, 2018.
  • Author, “Resurrecting Zubulake,” 2012, Dish® “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition.