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Balch & Bingham Welcomes Ian Burt to Expand Real Estate and Commercial Lending Practices

Balch & Bingham is pleased to welcome Ian Burt as he joins the firm’s Birmingham office as an attorney in the Real Estate Practice. Ian focuses his practice on all aspects of real estate transactions including acquisition, financing, development, and leasing. 

“We are delighted to welcome Ian to Balch,” said John Pickering, co-chair of the Financial Services Practice. “His experience with the Alabama Department of Transportation [ALDOT] gives him a great foundation for building a real estate practice at our firm.” 

Ian earned his J.D. from The University of Alabama, where he served as the student articles editor of the Law & Psychology Review. During his time at ALDOT, Ian worked as assistant counsel, where he handled a variety of work including litigation, contract drafting and review, and public finance, and represented the state before state and federal courts and administrative boards.

Developers, owners, investors and lenders rely on Balch’s industry leading Real Estate Practice for guidance on a broad range of real estate-related matters including acquisitions and sales, development, leasing, land use regulation, finance, and title insurance. Balch’s Real Estate Practice was recently ranked in the Chambers USA 2022 guide, recognizing the firm as a leader within the industry.  Balch supports and protects clients through every stage of development, from raw land acquisition, through entity selection and formation, tax considerations, use of incentives and tax credit programs, land use and zoning matters, environmental issues, development, construction, and financing, all the way through to the operation or sale of a completed project that enhances a community.