Beth is a Shareholder and member of the Corporate and Transactions Practice, and she has diverse and refined experience in the areas of real estate, energy and natural resources, outside general counsel services, and intellectual property protection.

Her real estate and intellectual property practices are concentrated in several highly regulated industries, including energy and natural resources, health care, financial services, and insurance. Beth leverages her industry knowledge and extensive corporate law experience to provide clients with complex transactional and contracting services tailored to their business needs.

Real Estate; Energy & Natural Resources

Beth’s practice is uniquely suited to serve the real estate needs of clients, particularly those in the energy & natural resources and healthcare industries. She regularly represents buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, and developers in real estate matters, including acquisition, development, construction, land use planning, zoning, annexation, and leasing matters. Beth represents oil & gas, mineral, mining, and timber clients. She regularly advises them on their real estate matters, including compliance with zoning, land use, and mining and mineral extraction regulations. She represents developers and landowners of solar projects who are responding to increasing demands for alternative energy. Beth advises real estate development clients and contractors on construction matters, including construction contracts and the licensing requirements of the Alabama Board of General Contractors.

Intellectual Property & Technology; Complex Contracting

Beth’s Intellectual Property practice includes licensing work for clients that own and want to monetize their intellectual property and clients that are acquiring intellectual property rights for use in their businesses. Her clients include software and technology vendors, data center operators, manufacturers, and several large healthcare, financial, and insurance clients. She uses her regulatory knowledge to assist clients in structuring agreements to license, sell, acquire, and protect intellectual property rights and data while complying with regulations protecting sensitive health and financial information. Her practice extends to the analysis and negotiation of intellectual property rights transfers and licenses in mergers, acquisitions, and sale transactions.

Clients routinely seek Beth’s assistance to draft and negotiate a wide variety of business contracts. She frequently assists clients with preparing form contracts and establishing contracting and licensing programs and procedures that further their business goals while protecting valuable intellectual property and data. She develops and negotiates contracts on behalf of clients at all levels of the supply chain, including:

  • Software and technology license, maintenance, and support agreements
  • Manufacturing, sales, and distribution agreements
  • Professional services and general services agreements
  • Equipment leasing agreements
  • Group purchasing agreements

Beth has been recognized by several organizations and industry publications for her work, including Chambers and Partners, The Best Lawyers in America®, Best Lawyers® Women in the Law – Top Peer-Nominated Lawyer, Super Lawyers®, and as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. She continually maintains an AV-Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association (Real Property and Business Law Sections)
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Farrah Law Society
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America


Real Estate; Energy & Natural Resources

  • Represented solar energy company in the development of multiple utility scale solar projects
  • Represented purchaser in multiple acquisitions of oil & gas assets throughout the Appalachian Basin
  • Represented purchaser in acquisition of active coal mine and significant coal reserves
  • Represented purchaser of multiple mineral reserves and cement and ready mix sites throughout the southeast
  • Represented large landowners in negotiation of agreements for solar energy projects
  • Represented mineral owner in zoning and land use challenges against new underground mine
  • Represented mineral owner in relocation of cemetery that was blocking development of mineral reserves
  • Represented timber owner in purchase of significant timber and surface real estate rights
  • Represented medical office developer in portfolio sale of 15 medical office buildings
  • Represented manufacturer in the acquisition, sale and zoning compliance for manufacturing and service facilities located throughout the United States

Intellectual Property & Technology; Complex Contracting

  • Provides vendor contract services, including complex software and systems licensing services meeting data security, privacy and other regulatory requirements, for top ten publicly traded bank
  • Provides software and systems licensing services meeting data security, privacy, HIPAA and other regulatory requirements for national insurance company
  • Provided managed IT services contracts and complex contract review and negotiations for data center and managed IT service provider
  • Provides vendor contract services, including complex software and systems licensing services meeting HIPAA, data security and privacy regulations, and physician/hospital contract services, including real and personal property leases and service agreements meeting HIPAA, STARK and anti-kickback regulations
  • Provided on-line auction services documents, terms and conditions, and privacy policies for national equipment auction company
  • Prepared equipment leasing program documents for large equipment manufacturer
  • Prepared agreements for the license and implementation of an enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) system for County, including all accounting, finance and human resources functions
  • Prepared agreements for the license and implementation of an ERP for a national insurance company, including all accounting, finance, human resources and agent payment systems
  • Prepared agreements for a large regional hospital system’s electronic health records (“EHR”) system, including licenses and business associate agreements for use with a sublicense program designed to improve integration and quality of care initiatives between hospital and referring physicians
  • Contract services, including real estate agreements (purchase and sale, lease and construction/development), software and systems licensing agreements, professional services agreements, and non-disclosure agreements, for international equipment manufacturer



  • Recognized by Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Alabama, Real Estate (2012 - present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Corporate Law (2007 - present), Land Use and Zoning Law (2016 - present), Real Estate Law (2018 - present), Mergers and Acquisitions (2021 - present), Equipment Finance Law (2023 - present)
  • Best Lawyers® 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" for Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Best Lawyers® Women in the Law"Top Peer-Nominated Lawyer"
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers for Business/Corporate, Real Estate (2012-present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating; Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2013)
  • Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America



  • State Bar: Alabama
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