Rich guides Fortune 500 companies, other public and privately-held companies, commercial banks, and investors in all types of real estate matters in markets throughout the United States. As a Shareholder in Maynard Nexsen’s Real Estate Practice Group, Rich has significant experience in the acquisition, disposition, and development space and in all matters in between. His national practice has a particular focus on negotiating leases on behalf of both landlords and tenants across all asset classes.

Rich’s high-volume practice is anchored by multi-year, multi-deal relationships with his clients. His skills and experience have earned him recognition as a “Rising Star” in Real Estate by Super Lawyers and by the Birmingham Business Journal. Rich is also a published author and lecturer in the area of commercial real estate.

Rich joined Maynard Nexsen in 2014 and was elected to become a Shareholder of the Firm in January 2022. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Hampden-Sydney College, where he was a three-year Captain of the Men’s Varsity Tennis Team and was selected as the Conference Rookie Player of the Year as a Freshman and the Conference Player of the Year as a Senior. Rich received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was an editor of and published in the Georgia Law Review.

Community & Professional

  • Freshwater Land Trust, Junior Board, Executive Committee
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association


  • Represent Regions Bank in the disposition, acquisition, development, and leasing of bank facilities and office towers, including the $60MM sale and partial leaseback of a 140,000 square foot office tower in Miami, Florida
  • Represent Boise Cascade in the acquisition and management of its nationwide industrial property portfolio
  • Represent investor in the acquisition of dialysis clinics located throughout the United States
  • Represented MainStreet Family Care in the development of urgent care clinics throughout the Southeast
  • Represented one of the country’s largest residential home builders-developers in various portfolio acquisitions in Alabama, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
  • Represented major for-profit education company in various lease transactions and operational issues associated with approximately 75 campuses nationwide



  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Project Finance Law (2023)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star in Real Estate Law (2020-present)
  • 2018 Rising Stars in Real Estate, Birmingham Business Journal



  • State Bar: Alabama
  • U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)


  • Intern for the Honorable Steve C Jones
    United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Intern for the Honorable J. Randal Hall
    United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
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