Information on is for general use and is not intended as legal advice.  Sending an e-mail through this Website, and receipt of same, does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.  Information sent via e-mail is not considered confidential or privileged unless we have agreed to represent you.  By sending this e-mail, you confirm that you have read, understand and agree to this notice.

Gail Mills

Gail Livingston Mills

PH: (205) 458-5300
Fax: (205) 244-5681
Email: Gail
PH: 205-458-5485
Legal Secretary
Donna Burton ()
PH: (205) 458-5140

Gail has been in practice since 1985, practicing with Real Estate and Lending Practice Groups, with a focus on various commercial real estate transactions, representing both lenders and developers.

She has significant experience in representing banks and institutional lenders in retail, health care, multi-family, office, and industrial loan transactions, as well as commercial foreclosures/deed in lieu, workouts and restructures of defaulted real estate loans, receivership proceedings, and defaulted bond issues.  Her developer experience includes retail, office, mixed-use, medical office, as well as residential communities.  She has extensive experience in buying and selling all types of commercial properties, as well as recapitalization of existing properties and acquisition of distressed assets and defaulted loans.

Gail has extensive experience representing developers in economic incentive transactions with various cities for the development of commercial projects throughout the State of Alabama. In each of these transactions, she worked closely with the Mayor and City Councils in finalizing various development agreements.

Gail was admitted to the&n...

What is your favorite thing about the law?
That you learn something different every day!

What was your first job?
My father built the first poultry processing plant in the state of Alabama in the late 1940’s. My first job was working summers in the plant where I added chicken weights all day long, did the bills of lading for the truckers, and was sent to the very back of the plant daily to get soft drinks for the office staff— nobody wanted to walk through the plant because of the drippings that landed on you from the processing line!

What are your hobbies?
Vegetable and rose gardening; exercise; Alabama football.

What advice would you give to a young student in law school?
Never skip class for any reason! You have to study the materials over and over until you get the “big picture” and it “clicks” in your head.

How do you define a “good day”?
When I get to the Y at lunch to exercise.


Professional Associations


Honors & Awards