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Adams and Reese Mobile office partner April D. Smith was recently recognized as a leader in the community as the native of “The Port City” was named to the Downtown Mobile Alliance Board of the Directors.

Established in August 2006, the Downtown Mobile Alliance is a membership organization that exists to support the redevelopment of Downtown Mobile through marketing, advocacy and the management of Business Improvement District services. It is a non-profit organization established to facilitate the work of the Downtown Mobile District Management Corporation and Main Street Mobile, Inc.

Smith and the new members of the board will assume their roles with an orientation on Nov. 9. She previously served on the organization’s Development and Awards Committees.

Joining Adams and Reese in 2005, Smith currently represents financial institutions, businesses and individuals in a diverse practice. She also represents TIMOs, REITs and private landowners in all aspects of timberland and commercial real estate acquisitions, management and sales.

Smith counsels creditors and borrowers in matters involving complex financial transactions, workouts of complex commercial transactions, banking and creditor’s rights litigation. She also represents large and small businesses in general corporate matters, mergers, acquisitions and sales of business.

Active in the legal community beyond her daily practice, Smith is a member of Mobile United and was a member of the Leadership Mobile Class of 2015. In addition, she is also a member of the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program and works with the Wills for Heroes program, which provides essential legal documents free of charge to first responders.

Smith has been recognized as an Alabama Rising Star by Business Alabama from 2013-15 and was named a Mid-South 2016 Rising Star® by Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine. She was also named a member of the Mobile Bay Magazine 2016 Class of “40 Under Forty”.