Bradley Sanders is a Partner in the Adams and Reese Mobile office, practicing primarily in the areas of Financial Services, Forestry, and Real Estate.
Bradley counsels financial institutions, owners, developers, and investors in various matters involving timber, timberlands, commercial property acquisitions and sales, financing, and real estate projects and developments.
At the conjunction of his financial services and forestry practices, Bradley has represented a national agricultural lender in numerous credit facilities ranging between $20M and $200M+, each secured by timberland assets across numerous states. He represents timberland investment management organizations (TIMO) and real estate investment trusts (REIT) in sales and acquisitions of forestry land, handling title services and the drafting of deeds and closing documents, and working closely with opposing counsel to resolve issues for successful closings.
Bradley has represented clients in the oil and gas industry before the Alabama State Oil and Gas Board and in negotiations over mineral rights and leases with large oil companies. Within the maritime industry, he has experience in negotiating for puts and calls related to maritime vessels, and in conducting vessel finance transactions.
In addition, Bradley’s client base spans multiple industries and business natures, including energy, construction, restaurants, and businesses and individuals interested in acquiring historic buildings in downtown Mobile.
Before entering his legal practice, Bradley served as an intern with the National Economic Council in the White House under President George W. Bush and Director Lawrence B. Lindsey. He also served as a staff law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Bradley is an active leader in the community, serving as Board Chair of the McGill-Toolen Foundation, Board President of Mercy Medical and Medical Life, and Chair of the St. Ignatius Catholic Church Parish Council. A Class of 1999 graduate, Bradley is on the Millsaps College Alumni Board.
Bradley received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law, in 2003. During law school, he served as the Associate Articles Editor for the Mississippi Law Journal.
- University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2003, cum laude
- Millsaps College, B.A., 1999, magna cum laude
- Alabama Supreme Court
- Mississippi Supreme Court
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
- McGill-Toolen Foundation, Board Chair
- Mercy Medical and Mercy Life, Board President
- St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Parish Council Chair
- Millsaps College Alumni Board
Areas of Practice
- Alabama Rising Stars® (by Thomson Reuters)
- Mobile Bay Magazine’s 40 Under 40
- Greater Mobile MS Leadership Class of 2014
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- Alabama State Bar Association
- Mississippi State Bar Association
- Mobile Bar Association
- Mobile United
- Securing timberland assets across numerous states for national agricultural lender in credit facilities typically ranging between $20M and $200M+.
- Negotiating solar options, leases, and sales for large-scale power projects for timberland investment management organizations (TIMO) and other timber clients.
- Representing TIMOs and REITs in sales and acquisitions of thousands of acres of forestry land, handling title services and the drafting of deeds and closing documents, and working closely with opposing counsel to resolve various issues for successful closings.
- Reviewing and updating solar option and lease documentation across southeastern states for solar power developer/panel manufacturer.
- Representing a national energy company in connection with the negotiation of real estate leases, regulatory approvals and tax abatements and credits.
- Negotiating on behalf of client for puts and calls related to maritime vessels.
- Representing maritime client in vessel finance transactions.
- Serving as local counsel in complex oil and gas lease acquisitions.
- Preparing both banking and M&A documents in representation of multistate banks.
- Representing a national restaurant in the expansion of stores throughout Alabama, including drafting complex legal documents and providing legal advice and consultation with respect to environmental, title and other due diligence-related matters.
- Representing multiple regional construction companies in negotiations for public and private construction jobs.
- Negotiating on behalf of Alabama municipality for a ground lease upon which a multi-story building is to be constructed.
- Negotiating the terms and purchase of historic buildings in downtown Mobile on behalf of individuals and/or businesses.