Gary W. Lee

Member

Phone: (205) 874-0343
Fax: (205) 874-3262
P.O. Box 530910
Birmingham, AL 35253

Gary W. Lee focuses his practice in the areas of business reorganizations, creditors rights, and real estate. He has substantial experience representing debtors, debtors-in-possession and creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, adversary proceedings and other commercial litigation involving purchase and sale of assets, secured lending, lien avoidance, executory contracts, inter-creditor disputes, preferences, nondischargeability, use of cash collateral, and a host of other disputes arising from debtor-creditor relationships. He also represents business entities through all phases of acquisitions, divestitures, and other commercial and real estate transactions, including actions to cure title in furtherance of such transactions.

While in law school, Gary was Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review. Gary came to Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt after spending seven years with Spain & Gillon, LLC, as a Partner, and prior to that, an Associate.  Gary’s other prior experience includes serving a term as judicial law clerk to the Honorable James S. Sledge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Gary is a member of: the Alabama State Bar, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section; the American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Committee on Business Bankruptcy; the American Bankruptcy Institute, Business Reorganization Committee; and the Birmingham Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section.  He lives in Hoover with his wife and four children.

Gary’s recent community involvement includes service on the Leadership Council of Junior Achievement of Greater Birmingham, volunteering as a Junior Achievement Classroom Volunteer in the Birmingham City School System, serving as a Project Coordinator with Hands on Birmingham, and serving on the Public Service Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association.  He is a parishioner at Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 2002
  • Alabama, 2002

Education

  • Cumberland School  of Law at Samford University, Birmingham, AL, J.D., 2002
  • Samford University, M.B.A., 2002
  • University of Florida,, B.S, Microbiology, 1995

Professional Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Committee on Business Bankruptcy
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Business Reorganization Committee
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section

Community Activities

  • Junior Achievement of Greater Birmingham
  • Hands on Birmingham
  • Birmingham Bar Association Public Service Committee