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Calvert Sullins Whatley

Callie Sullins Whatley

PH: (205) 458-5441
Fax: (205) 244-5734
Email: Callie
PH: (205) 458-5342
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PH: (205) 458-5378

Callie counsels on operational matters involving corporate work, including drafting and negotiating terms and conditions of purchase or sale, drafting and negotiating leases, and other operational contracts relevant to the client's business.

Callie practices in the firm's general corporate group, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions.  Her practice regularly involves negotiating purchase and sale documents, conducting and managing due diligence.  She has had a wide range of experience with mergers and acquisitions in the manufacturing and renewable energy industries, as well as more service-oriented industries such as restaurants and health clubs. 

As part of her corporate practice, her involvement includes negotiating purchase and sale agreements for the acquisition of land, equipment or existing projects, company formation and assisting with site review and entitlements.

Callie is also experienced in private equity investments and business organization, and has advised clients in connection with preferred stock offerings, investment structuring and forming new businesses.   In addition, Callie regularly advises her clients on day to day corporate matters, such as draft...

  • Represented a client in $4M debt financing, refinancing of that debt and preferred equity raise of $1.5M.
  • Represented a solar project developer in a $12M sale/leaseback financing of a photo-voltaic solar facility.
  • Represented a solar developer in the potential portfolio sale of over 40 renewable energy projects in several states.
  • Represented a fund in the original financing and equity investment, and subsequent restructuring and sale of a $120M loan facility and equity investment in the entertainment industry.
  • Represented a client in a $12M acquisition of a steel fabrication business in Alabama.
  • Represented a client in an $8M preferred equity raise.
  • Regularly negotiate terms and conditions of sale for manufacturing clients.
  • In connection with an over $300M acquisition of a restaurant franchisee, represented an investment fund in organizing and structuring the capital investment with the other investors.
  • Represented a client in a $36M sale of its restaurant business.

What community projects are you involved in?
I am a member of the Junior League of Birmingham, where I have served as Admissions Chair and Project Review Chair. I also serve with the Ballet Guild of Birmingham and Cantebury United Methodist Church.

What was your first job?
If you don’t count babysitting, my first job was as a lifeguard at Blossomwood Pool in Huntsville.

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy running (have completed several half-marathons), traveling, music and spending time with my husband and children.

What advice would you give to a young student in law school?
Work hard, but also maintain a good balance in your life, because it makes transitioning into work that much easier.


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