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James F. Hughey Jr.

Of Counsel Birmingham
(205) 226-3402
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Education
  • New York University School of Law
    LL.M., Taxation, 1972
  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    J.D., 1970
  • The University of Alabama
    B.A., 1967
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 1970
About Jim
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  • Representation of Compass Bancshares, Inc., in connection with $9.6 billion 2007 sale of Compass to Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. for a combination of cash and stock.
  • Representation of Board of Directors of Compass Bancshares, Inc. (NASDQ) on a continuing basis, including proxy fight with former executive and acquisition of banks in Florida, Alabama, and Texas.
  • Representation of State of Alabama and various state agencies in negotiations with Mercedes Benz resulting in location of first automotive manufacturing plant in Alabama.
  • Representation of Vesta Insurance Group (NYSE) in connection with its acquisition of American Founders Financial Corporation.
  • Representation of a Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Winslow Furniture (NASDQ) in leverage management buy-out valued at approximately $280,000,000.
  • Representation of Stockham Valves & Fittings in the sale of its valve business to Crane Corporation involving approximately $60,000,000 in transferred assets located in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
  • Representation of Birmingham Steel Corporation (NYSE) in connection with the formation of a production joint venture with Ivaco and the subsequent acquisition of over $100,000,000 of mini-mill and melt shop facilities.
  • Representation of Vesta Insurance Group (NYSE) in initial public offering of shares of subsidiary Affirmative Holdings, Inc. in July of 2004.
  • Representation of Vesta Insurance Group (NYSE) in connection with contested election of Board of Directors at 2005 annual meeting.
Education
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1972
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1970
  • The University of Alabama, B.A., 1967
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 1970
Professional Affiliations
  • Alabama Law Institute, Business Entities Committee
  • American Bar, Fellow
  • Alabama Law Foundation, Fellow
  • Alabama Board of Bar Examiners, former member