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Telephone:  256-535-1100
Facsimile:  256-533-9322

Street Address:
Suite 102
2101 West Clinton Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805
Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 2087
Huntsville, AL 35804-2087

Attorneys / W. Graham Burgess / Full Bio

W. Graham Burgess

Practice Areas


As a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, Mr. Burgess’ practice is concentrated on commercial lending, real estate lending, secured transactions, loan restructuring, and real estate construction and development. His clients include traditional and non-traditional lenders, private equity investors and commercial borrowers whom he advises in the areas of commercial loan procurement, restructuring, and workouts. Mr. Burgess routinely advises clients about the acquisition and disposition of both developed and undeveloped real estate. He represents commercial landlords and tenants in the negotiation of office, retail, and ground leases. He also advises clients about general contract work, entity formation, equity reorganization, and dissolution.

Mr. Burgess serves on the firm’s executive committee.

Honors and Awards

  • Alabama Super Lawyer Rising Star (2011).
  • Rated BV by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. A BV rating indicates that a lawyer’s peers rank him at a distinguished level of professional excellence.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2004

Court Admissions

  • All Alabama state courts

Representative Transactions

  • Served as local issuing agent for national title insurer on $38 million construction-loan facility.
  • Served as lead counsel to lender in $16.5 million multistate floor-plan transaction.
  • Represented lender in $6.39 million construction-loan facility for medical office complex.
  • Represented lender in $6 million workout.
  • Served as lead counsel to lender in $5 million senior term debt facility.
  • Served as local counsel to international lender in $75 million real estate loan transaction.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
    President, Huntsville-Madison County Young Lawyers, 2006-2007


  • J.D., 2004, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
    Senior Editor, Alabama Law Review
    Justice, Law School Honor Court
    Farrah Law Society
    Christian Legal Society
  • B.S., 2001, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL
    Varsity Baseball Team

Community Involvement

  • Deacon, Christ Presbyterian Church, 2010-present
  • Huntsville Committee of 100, Young Professionals Division, 2007-2008
  • Board Member, James A. Lane Boys and Girls Club, 2005-2007
  • Graduate, Leadership Huntsville Madison County Connect Class 5, 2007

Other Experience

  • Minor League Baseball Player, St. Paul Saints, St. Paul, MN, 2001