Greg Brockwell

Greg Brockwell is a business trial lawyer.

What does it mean to be a business trial lawyer? Well, as a trial lawyer, Greg is first and foremost a litigator and advocate–with an emphasis on business disputes. He has handled litigation of every sort, representing both plaintiffs and defendants and a spectrum of clients from the most humble of individuals to the most profitable of corporations.

Second, as a business lawyer, Greg handles business issues of every flavor, shape, and size. He serves as outside general counsel to many Alabama businesses, serving whatever need they may have. For those clients and many others, he handles business negotiations, transactions, contracts, buyouts, workouts, and reorganizations.

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Bar and Community Involvement

Recognition

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Business Litigation)

  • Alabama Super Lawyers (Business Litigation)

  • Best Lawyers in America (Construction Litigation)

  • B-Metro Magazine “Top Attorneys”

  • Birmingham Business Journal “Rising Star” Lawyer

  • AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell

  • 10.0 rating from Avvo

Significant Professional Results

  • Successfully represented the class of beneficiaries in the Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (“PACT”) class action, providing a $400 million benefit to the class and effectively resurrecting and saving the PACT program

  • Successfully represented three beneficiaries in an $85 million trust dispute

  • Successfully defended the borrowers in negotiating the workout of more than $150 million in CMBS loans

  • Negotiated a settlement in excess of $10,000,000 for several minority members of a family business conglomerate

  • Negotiated the adversarial buyout of a corporation’s president in excess of $5,000,000

  • Obtained payments in excess of $2,000,000 for a local contractor wronged by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • Obtained settlement in excess of $1,300,000 in a wrongful death case

  • Obtained recovery in excess of $815,000 for homeowner in defective construction case

  • Lead counsel for winning side in Owners Ins. Co. v. Jim Carr Homebuilder, LLC, 157 So.3d 148 (Ala. 2014), a landmark case for the construction industry

  • Successfully represented numerous insurance policyholders when their insurance claims were wrongfully denied

  • Successfully defeated non-compete agreements for local employees

Articles and Publications

Presentations

  • “Current Topics in Business Torts,” December 16, 2015, Organizer/Moderator, ABICLE

  • “The New Alabama LLC Act,” October 22, 2015, St. Clair County Bar Association

  • “The Law Firm Divorce: Doing It the Right Way,” January 23, 2015, Alabama Association for Justice Mid-Winter Seminar

  • “The New Alabama LLC Act,” November 21, 2014, ABICLE Estate Planning Seminar

  • “The New Alabama LLC Act,” October 17, 2014, ABICLE Real Estate Seminar

  • “The New Alabama LLC Act: Impact on Members’ Rights and Internal Disputes,” Birmingham Bar Association Seminar, July 18, 2014

  • “Breach of Contract Litigation,” National Business Institute “Business Contracts A to Z Seminar,” October 8, 2013, Birmingham, AL

  • “What in the World is a Business Tort?” Alabama Association for Justice “Lunch and Learn Seminar,” September 18, 2013, Birmingham, AL

  • “Litigating Coverage and Bad Faith Issues for the Insured,” National Business Institute “Construction Insurance and Disputes Seminar,” October 9, 2012, Birmingham AL

  • “An Attorney’s Perspective on Professional Liability Risk,” Alabama Psychiatric Society, August 16, 2008, Tuscaloosa, AL