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Gail Livingston Mills

PH: (205) 458-5300
Fax: (205) 244-5681
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Gail has been in practice since 1985, 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 Ame...


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.

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  • "Gail is extremely efficient and responsive which makes our closing process go smoothly and allows us to meet tight closing deadlines.  A reputation for having a seamless and timely closing process helps give us an edge over the competition to obtain the deal.  Gail is an excellent communicator and develops a high level of trust and respect with our team as well as with our clients."

    -Sarah S. Duggan, Seniors Housing and Healthcare Lending, Synovus Financial Corporation

  • “A solid real estate lawyer.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • "Gail Mills is one of the rare attorneys who has the ability and desire to get the job done verses winning legal points. She is competent, professional, and cost-effective in all our dealings."

    -Best Lawyers 2012

  • “Gail strikes the perfect balance between protecting her client and getting the deal done in a most pleasant and efficient manner.”

    -Jim Adams, Daniel Corporation