Josh Bell | Balch & Bingham

Josh Bell

Partner
  • (205) 226-3449
Download Resume jbell@balch.com
Education
  • Cumberland School of Law
    J.D., 2004
  • Samford University
    M.B.A., 2004
  • University of Kentucky
    B.S., Marketing & Management, 2001
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2004
About Josh
Q&A
  • What type of matters do you work on most often?

    I handle matters in the energy and construction space on both sides of a transaction. My practice includes negotiating and drafting various contracts and assisting with administration throughout the project life-cycle. In addition, I support the ongoing supply chain, logistics and operations needs of my clients. I also counsel clients on streamlining their contracting and legal processes best suited to the workflow of their business operations.

  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?

    Prior to joining Balch, I spent a number of years as in-house counsel for both large and small organizations that have been positioned very differently in their respective markets. Through these experiences, I gained a skillset that allows me to view matters through the eyes of the client and the unique position of each client at the negotiation table. Additionally, my experience in-house was heavily focused on meeting the business objectives of the organization while minimizing legal risks. As such, I strive to thoroughly understand the interworkings of my clients' businesses and find it critical to helping them achieve their goals. 

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?
  • What do you see on the horizon in your area of practice?

Select Matters

  • Power Generation Transactions: Negotiated terms of multiple agreements on behalf of a mobile power generation company for a full turnkey project to provide long-term backup generation in South Australia to minimize the risk of power outages and the need for load shedding during peak summer months.
  • Asset Acquisition Transactions: Represented a mobile power generation company for the purchase of new fleet of mobile power turbines from a global-leading manufacturer to provide the latest technology and greatest fuel flexibility.
  • Power Generation Transactions: Negotiated and drafted agreement on behalf of power producer with U.S. Virgin Islands utility for the provision of first-of-its-kind liquid petroleum gas (LPG) fueled mobile power generation.
  • Power Generation Transactions: Negotiated PPAs on behalf of power producer with Argentina utility for the utilization of 14 dual-fuel mobile gas turbines for 350 MW generating capacity.
  • Power Generation Transactions: Represented power producer to provide mobile gas turbine power generation system installation, set-up, operation and maintenance support-services to the U.S. Navy.
  • Power Generation Transactions: Represented global power producer for the installation and generation of a fast-track mobile turbine power system in support of the development and construction of a large-scale industrial complex in Egypt. 
  • Commercial Transactions: Responsible for >$350MM annual global indirect purchase side contract negotiations across a wide array of commodities, goods and services in support of the supply chain for a Fortune 50 global organization.
  • Design and Construction Transactions: Represented Fortune 50 company in the negotiation and administration of multiple complex design, construction and operations contracts in support of one of the largest dredging projects ever undertaken in the U.S. 
  • Design and Construction Transactions: Represented Fortune 50 company in the negotiation and administration of "deconstruction" contract to dismantle 1.5 million square-foot century-old former manufacturing plant in Connecticut.  

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    Credentials

    Education
    • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 2004
    • Samford University, M.B.A., 2004
    • University of Kentucky, B.S., Marketing & Management, 2001
    Bar Admissions
    • Alabama, 2004
    Awards & Accolades
    • Multiple Leadership and Services Awards during career at General Electric for his subject matter expertise, exceptional support and collaborative approach, 2001-2014
    • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, 2009
    Community Involvement
    • Volunteer Lawyers Program, Birmingham Bar Association