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Balch & Bingham LLP is pleased to announce the naming of three attorneys to the partnership effective January 1, 2014. The partners have diverse backgrounds and deep knowledge in governmental relations, environmental and natural resources, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, healthcare and business litigation and appellate practice.

The firm now has 157 partners in seven offices across the Southeast, including Birmingham and Montgomery, Ala.; Gulfport and Jackson, Miss.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga. and Washington D.C.

“We are honored to add these talented lawyers to our leadership and have confidence that they will continue to serve our clients, communities and firm extremely well,” said Alan T. Rogers, Balch & Bingham managing partner.

The new partners are listed below with their respective locations and practice areas.

Jennifer P. Decker – Birmingham, Ala.; Real Estate, Lending and Commercial
Ms. Decker’s practice primarily focuses on real estate, commercial lending, secured transactions and real estate development. Her experience includes lender and borrower representation on asset-based credit facilities, multi-state real estate loans and municipal bond and tax-free and taxable note transactions for development of multi-family housing and negotiation of the acquisition and disposition of developed and undeveloped commercial real estate. She holds a J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law and a B.S. from Vanderbilt University. 

Daniel R. Hugunine – Birmingham, Ala.; Financial Institutions and Services
Mr. Hugunine represents a variety of financial institutions including banks, bank holding companies, broker-dealers and investment advisors. His practice includes issues relating to regulatory compliance, securities laws and the expansion of permissible activities. Mr. Hugunine has a J.D., magna cum laude from Tulane University School of Law and a B.S.M. from Tulane University. 

Joseph Seawell Moore – Montgomery, Ala.; Business Litigation
Mr. Moore’s practice consists of general litigation matters. He is experienced in all facets of litigation including representing employers in workers’ compensation actions and claims of retaliatory discharge, title insurance companies in real estate litigation, representation of municipalities in government matters, health care clients in defending Medicare Advantage Plans, employers in actions in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and representing clients in commercial and residential landlord/tenant disputes. Mr. Moore holds a J.D. from Cumberland School of Law. He also has a B.S. from Birmingham-Southern College.