James Luey Birchall

James Luey Birchall

Jones Walker LLP

One Federal Place, Suite 1100
Birmingham, AL 35203

Tel: (205) 244-5222 Fax: (205) 244-5422

Email: jbirchall@nulljoneswalker.com

In Practice Since: 1975 ACBC Fellow Since: 2006

Municipal revenue bonds, Assessment and other land-based bonds and tax increment bonds, Exempt organization bonds (including health care, higher education, schools and cultural institutions), Bonds backed by corporate or project revenues, Multifamily housing bonds

B.A. Dartmouth College, 1972 J.D. Cornell University 1975

Professional Affiliations:
American Bar Association Alabama Bar Association


Jim Birchall is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group and practices from the firm's Birmingham office. His practice has included both municipal and public finance for more than 30 years.

A longtime member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, and a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel, Mr. Birchall has served as bond counsel of cities, counties, boards of education, hospitals and health care organizations, nonprofit and 501(c)(3) organizations, utility systems, housing authorities, and solid waste disposal authorities in Alabama.

Mr. Birchall has served as trustee's counsel and as special counsel of commercial banks in Alabama and in other states, and has provided secured and unsecured financing to public and private organizations, including private and public financings involving loans, leases, and letters of credit. He has also served as special counsel to underwriters, financial advisers, and placement agents in public financings in Alabama and other states. He regularly advises clients with respect to tax and other incentives for business development in Alabama, and has also been involved in the drafting of legislation and constitutional amendments.

A member of many civic, school, and community organizations for a number of years, Mr. Birchall recently concluded serving his sixth term as a member of the Board of Governors at Shoal Creek Golf Club.


Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the area of Public Finance Law (listed annually since 2008)

Recognized in "Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Banking & Finance: Public Finance (listed annually since 2009)

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell