As a member of the Finance & Real Estate Group, Jerome focuses on business and commercial transactions, and real estate law.

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Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1965


  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Real Estate Law, 1983-2023
  • Birmingham Bar Association, L. Burton Barnes III Public Service Award, 2020

Education & Honors

  • University of Alabama, J.D., 1965
  • Amherst College, B.A., 1963


  • Significant experience in representing developers, owners, operators, investors and users in all aspects of real estate, including land acquisition, finance, construction, leasing and sales.
  • Counsels clients on real estate matters involving development, partnerships and joint ventures, buying, selling and exchanging of real estate, leasing and other complex commercial real estate transactions.
  • Serves as general counsel to the Freshwater Land Trust, a Sec. 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization which acquires land for waterbed protection, and routinely advises and assists landowners regarding conservation easements and related tax opportunities and strategies.