With a diverse practice, April Smith represents TIMOs, REITs, financial institutions, businesses and individuals in matters involving timberland and commercial property acquisitions and sales, timberland and commercial financing transactions, mergers, acquisitions and businesses sales and banking and creditor’s rights litigation. She also drafts, negotiates and oversees workouts of complex financing transactions.
April has handled acquisitions and sales of timberlands from 20 acres to as much as 1.8 million acres and financings of credit facilities with timberland or commercial collateral ranging in size from $75,000 to over $100 million. She advocates for clients in litigation and arbitration regarding long-term timber lease conflicts and complex banking litigation in federal court involving disputes between participant lenders.
Additional representations include guiding financial institutions and businesses in creditor’s rights litigation and collection activities in both state and federal court and counseling clients involved in and judicial and non-judicial foreclosures of hotels and commercial, development and residential properties.
Active in the community, April serves on the Board of Directors of Downtown Mobile Alliance, a membership organization that exists to support the redevelopment of Downtown Mobile through marketing, advocacy and the management of the Mobile Business Improvement District services.
April is a graduate of Leadership Mobile, a program that identifies and develops young leaders from all sectors of the community who are committed to community-building and civic service. She is involved in the Wills for Heroes for the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program.
- University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2005
- University of South Alabama, B.B.A., 2001
Professional Affiliations & Memberships:
- Alabama State Bar Association
- Downtown Mobile Alliance, Development and Awards Committees
- Leadership Mobile, Class of 2015
- Bayfest Jr. Executive Board
- South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program, Wills for Heroes
- McGill-Toolen Ladies of Legacy, Class of 1997 Coordinator
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