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J. Sims Rhyne III

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  • LL.M. (Taxation), New York University School of Law
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University
  • Master of Accountancy, University of Florida
  • B.B.A., magna cum laude, University of North Florida



  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America: Corporate Law (2022), Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (2022), Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2022)
  • Cumberland Law Review, Writing Editor (2011-2012)
  • Cordell Hull Speakers Forum, Chair (2011-2012)
  • Judge Abraham Caruthers Fellow (2010-2011)
  • Advised Bayer Properties and its principals and subsidiaries regarding the formation and capitalization of a group of entities to redevelop the Pizitz Building (Birmingham, AL) through a combination of equity, debt and tax credit investments.

Partner | Birmingham, AL Jacksonville, FL

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Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Private Equity & Venture Capital Securities

Sims is a partner in the firm's Corporate and Tax practice group. His practice focuses on all aspects of corporate law, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, corporate formations and reorganizations, corporate governance, contract law, and financing transactions (including angel investments, private placements, and venture capital investments).

Sims has represented clients in various industries including construction, construction materials, healthcare, information technology, investment management, manufacturing, retail, professional service, and real estate development.

T: (205) 458-5395

JAX: (904) 232-7231


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