Gary W. Lee's Profile

Gary W. Lee focuses his practice in the areas of business reorganizations, creditors’ rights, and agricultural law. 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, preferences, nondischargeability, use of cash collateral, and a host of other disputes arising from debtor-creditor and inter-creditor relationships, including those under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. Gary also represents business entities through all phases of acquisitions, divestitures, and other commercial transactions.

Prior to law school, Gary received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. While pursuing his joint J.D./ M.B.A. at Samford University, Gary was an Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review. He 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 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.

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 lives in Hoover with his wife and four children. He is a parishioner at Prince of Peace Catholic Church and he serves as Vice President of the Parent Teacher Organization of Prince of Peace Catholic School.


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

Bar Admissions

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