John D. Pickering

Partner Birmingham
(205) 226-8752
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Education
  • University of Texas School of Law, Austin
    J.D., 1995, Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
  • Vanderbilt University
    M.B.A., 1992
  • Vanderbilt University
    B.A. Economics, 1990, magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 1995
About John
John Pickering is highly regarded in the commercial lending sphere, where he has more than 20 years' experience. Clients note that he 'has a very good demeanor and is a really structured thinker, which enables him to articulate our position extremely well.

- Chambers USA

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  • What types of clients do you represent?

    Banks and other financial institutions, real estate developers, publicly and privately held commercial and real estate investment companies, individual investors.

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MORE ABOUT John
  • Commercial real estate loan transaction: Represented regional bank in $25 million bridge loan to biofuels company to finance biofuels plant. (2015)
  • Factoring transaction: Represented Bank regional bank in $25 million factoring facility for metals company. (2015)
  • Public finance bridge loan transaction: Represented underwriter on $175,000,000 bridge loan to major hospital for acquisition of medical school in northeastern United States.  (2015)
  • Commercial real estate loan transaction: Represented federal thrift on $38,000,000 refinancing of medical office building in California. (2016)
  • Real estate development matter: Represented developer of Gulf Coast Marina.  (2016)
  • Real estate development matter: Represented developer of multifamily complex in Orange Beach, Alabama. (2016)
  • Government & institutional / commercial real estate transaction: Represented regional bank in financing of new minor league baseball park in Birmingham, Alabama. (2011)
  • Real estate investor transaction: Represented investor owner in Commercial Mortgage-Backed Security (CMBS) refinancing of commercial property in Birmingham, Alabama. (2015)
  • LIHTC transaction: Represented regional bank in $4 million construction financing for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) multifamily complex in coastal Alabama.  (2016)
        Education
        • University of Texas School of Law, Austin, J.D., 1995, Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
        • Vanderbilt University, M.B.A., 1992
        • Vanderbilt University, B.A. Economics, 1990, magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
        Bar Admissions
        • Alabama, 1995
        Professional Affiliations
        • Alabama Bar Association
        • Federalist Society
        • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association
        • Board Member of REV Birmingham, a nonprofit economic development association for the city of Birmingham
        Community Involvement
        • The Westminster School at Oak Mountain, Founding Board Member and Past Chairman
        • Red Mountain Church (PCA), Ruling Elder
        • REV Birmingham
        Clerkships
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Honorable David Sentelle, 1995 - 1996