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Alex B. Leath

Alex B. Leath

Partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Alabama, U.S.A.

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As a partner in the firm’s Economic Development and Tax Practice Group, Alex has been involved in a significant number of major economic development projects in the Southeast. As a result, he is one of the most trusted economic development attorneys in the region. Leading companies regularly seek him out for counsel on their relocation and site-selection matters, knowing his broad experience will serve them well.

Alex has extensive experience working with the automotive industry. He began his career working on behalf of the State of Alabama in the site-selection and incentive negotiation process for the Mercedes-Benz facility in Vance. More recently, Alex was selected by Volkswagen Group of America to represent that company in its site selection process for its U.S. manufacturing headquarters. He assisted Volkswagen in evaluating sites in Alabama, Michigan and Tennessee and represented the company in its incentive negotiations with the three finalists, leading to the selection of Chattanooga, TN for the proposed facility. Alex also represented Canadian company Electrovaya, Inc. in its search to locate a state of the art manufacturing facility for its lithium ion battery platform used in the automotive and utility industries. After a lengthy selection process, the company selected Knoxville, Tennessee as the site for the facility.

In addition to his extensive work for the automotive industry, Alex has broad experience representing companies from a variety of sectors. During the past two years alone, he has served as the lawyer on site selection teams for Cadence Bank, Dollar General, Hibbett Sports, Carpenter Technology Corporation, Golden Dragon Precision Copper Tubing, Southern Company Services and Roxul, among others. In his work with clients, Alex provides and oversees a full range of legal services, including the implementation of project incentives as well counsel regarding immigration, tax, corporate, real estate and environmental permitting issues.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1987

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. (Taxation), 1988
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., 1984
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Family Business Advocates
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Bradley’s Family Business Advocates Blog is a resource for family business owners and advisors. All business owners must plan ahead, think strategically and manage risk in order for their businesses to thrive. Family business owners must also manage family dynamics in the business, build...

It Pays to Be Covered™
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Bradley’s It Pays to Be Covered™ Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk...

Patent 213
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Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written...

Tennessee Appellate Review
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A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

The Law of Order
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Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as...

Underwritten
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Underwritten covers topics related to life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. Our team of experienced attorneys and authors offers insight on the issues insurers face as they seek to serve their policyholders and to mitigate risk. The blog covers significant court decisions,...

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