J. Hobson Presley Jr.

Partner Birmingham
(205) 226-8778
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  • Vanderbilt University Law School
    J.D., 1975, Patrick Wilson Scholar; Editor, The Vanderbilt Law Review
  • Birmingham-Southern College
    B.A., 1972, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 1975
About Hobby
Hobby Presley is singled out as a healthcare financing expert who is 'a recognized name nationally in this line of work'. Interviewees label him 'a terrific attorney and a first-rate person too'.

- Chambers USA

  • University Medical Center Assets Transfer - The Vanderbilt University:  Counsel to Vanderbilt University in transfer of medical center assets to newly formed Vanderbilt University Medical Center. (2015-2016)
  • Total Return Swap Private Letter Ruling 201502008: Counsel to swap counterparty in application for ruling that extension of total return swap is not an abusive arbitrage device under § 1.148-10(a) of Internal Revenue Code Regulations; and swap not integrated with bonds under authority of Commissioner in § 1.148-10(e) of the Regulations. (2014-2015)
  • Jefferson County Bankruptcy and Debt Restructuring: Counsel to Jefferson County in pre-default, bankruptcy and debt restructuring negotiations,  and Bond Counsel for $1,785,486,521 Sewer Revenue Warrant issue. (2008-2013)
  • Competitive Sale to Financial Institutions and Broker Dealers - University of Alabama at Birmingham (“UAB”) Series A-D Bonds: Bond Counsel to UAB in $238,825,000 in bond financings for campus improvements, including student housing. (2013)
  • Cancer Center Acquisition – The Health Care Authority for Baptist Health, An Affiliate of UAB Health System: Counsel to the Authority in connection with acquisition of Montgomery Cancer Center. (2012)
  • University Hospital Refunding: Bond Counsel in $150,580,000 tax-exempt refunding of University Hospital prior bonds. (2012)
  • Hospital System Financing – Princeton Healthcare System: Underwriter’s Counsel to Bank of America, N.A. in $155,000,000 financing. (2010).
  • Healthcare Commercial Paper Program: Counsel to The Healthcare Authority of the City of Huntsville (Huntsville Hospital) in establishment of $200,000,000 commercial paper program (2008)
  • Expert Witness for United States Department of Justice - Hargrove & Constanzo v. United States of America et al:: written report and testimony related to assessment against California bond attorney of a Section 6700 penalty in connection with bond opinions given by the attorney in 18 land-based tax-exempt bond issues underwritten by Pacific Genesis Group. (2008).
      • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1975, Patrick Wilson Scholar; Editor, The Vanderbilt Law Review
      • Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., 1972, magna cum laude
      Bar Admissions
      • Alabama, 1975
      Professional Affiliations
      • National Association of Bond Lawyers, President 2000-2001; Bond Attorney’s Workshop Chairman 1998
      • American Bar Association
      • Alabama State Bar
      • Birmingham Bar Association
      Awards & Accolades
      • American College of Bond Counsel
      • Chambers USA, Public Finance
      • The Best Lawyers in America, 2003 – Present
      • Lawyer of the Year, Public Finance, Birmingham, Alabama, Best Lawyers, 2011
      • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Government Finance
      • The Carlson Prize, awarded by the National Association of Bond Lawyers for best scholarly article submitted for publication in The Bond Lawyer, 2012
      Community Involvement
      • Pro Bono Counsel to the City of Birmingham in preparation for The World Games, Birmingham 2021
      • Pro Bono Counsel to Birmingham Rotary Club in financing for Rotary Trail, 2015
      • Youthserve Board of Directors
      • Alabama Appleseed Project, 2010
      • Birmingham Rotary Club, 1996-present