Russell M. Cunningham, IV

Russell M. Cunningham, IV

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Cunningham Firm, LLC
 | Landmark Center, Suite 600, 2100 First Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-279-2746
Fax: 800-856-9028
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015, 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Real Estate: Business (40%),
  • Tax: Business (10%),
  • Closely Held Business (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Cunningham Firm, LLC provides legal counsel for businesses and individuals primarily in the areas of general business and corporate law; business planning; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; real estate finance; and taxation. The firm represents clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing; retail; heavy equipment sales and leasing; residential and commercial construction; real estate investment, leasing, management, and development; hospitality/hotels; professional practice groups; public relations and marketing; and financial institutions.

    About Russell Cunningham, IV

    Admitted: 1998, Alabama

    Professional Webpage: http://redmountainlawgroup.com/portfolio/russell-cunningham/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Chosen to be a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2019
    • Achieved highest Peer Review rating by Martindale Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale - Hubbell, 2020
    • Chosen as a Top Lawyer in Birmingham by B Metro Magazine, Top Lawyer - Stars of the Bar, B Metro Magazine, 2020
    • Achieved highest Peer Review rating by Martindale Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale - Hubbell, 2019
    • Best Paper in Limited Liability Companies & Other Closely Held Entities, The University of Alabama School of Law, 1997
    • Chosen as a Top Lawyer in Birmingham by B Metro Magzine, Top Lawyer - Stars of the Bar, B Metro Magazine, 2019
    • Who's Who in American Law, 2001
    • Top Lawyer - Commercial Real Estate, Birmingham Magazine, 2014
    • Best for M & A Advisory - Alabama, Acquistion International, 2014
    • Top Lawyer - Stars of the Bar, B Metro Magazine, 2016
    • AV Peer Review Rating , Martindale - Hubbell, 2017
    • Top Lawyer - Stars of the Bar, B Metro Magazine, 2018
    • Top Lawyer - Commercial Real Estate, Birmingham Magazine, 2016
    • Best Paper in State & Local Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1999
    • Who's Who in Executives and Professionals, 2007
    • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale - Hubbell, 2014
    • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
    • Top Lawyer - Tax, Birmingham Magazine, 2016
    • Top Lawyer - Tax, Birmingham Magazine, 2015
    • Top Lawyer - Commercial Real Estate, Birmingham Magazine, 2018
    • Best Paper in Antitrust, The University of Alabama School of Law, 1997
    • Balch & Bingham Corporate Law Award, The University of Alabama School of Law, 1998
    • Top Lawyer - Tax, Birmingham Magazine, 2014
    • Groundbreaker Award - Legal, Birmingham Magazine, 2013
    • Top Lawyer - Commercial Real Estate, Birmingham Magazine, 2015
    • AV Peer Review Rating , Martindale - Hubbell, 2016
    • Top Lawyer - Stars of the Bar, B Metro Magazine, 2017
    • AV Peer Review Rating , Martindale - Hubbell, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Bar Association - Member of Business Law; Tax; and Real Property, Trust and Probate Sections.  Member of Business Law Section Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities; Tax Section Committee on Partnerships; and Tax Section Task Force on the Simplification of Subchapter K.  Member of Real Property, Trust and Probate Section's Real Estate Transactions Committee.
    • Birmingham Business Alliance - Finance & Taxation Committee
    • Alabama State Bar - Member of Business Law Section (Member of Standing Committee on Legislation); Tax Section (Former Chairman of IRS Liaison Committee); and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections.  
    • Birmingham Tax Forum - Member
    • Samford University Brock School of Business - Entrepreneur Roundtable
    • Birmingham Bar Association - Member of Business Law Section, Executive Board (2014 - 2018), Chairman (2018), Chair Elect (2017), Treasurer (2014 - 2016)
    • Birmingham Venture Club - Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Downtown Rotary Club, Member
    • Coastal Conservation Association - Birmingham Board Member, State Board Member (President - 2013, Chairman - 2014), National Executive Board (2014)
    • Central Alabama Women's Business Center - Board Member
    • Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center - Advisory Board (2017 - 2018); Young Leadership Board (2009 - 2016, President - 2014, Vice President - 2013, Treasurer - 2012)
    • Greater Alabama Council of Boy Scouts - Board Member, Finance Committee, and Endowment Committee
    • Fresh Water Land Trust - Young Leadership Board (2009 - 2016)

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Graduate of Alabama Leadership Initiative, 2010
    • Graduate of Leadership Birmingham, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2000
    • B.S., Management, Auburn University, 1993
    • J.D., The University of Alabama School of Law, 1998

    Industry Groups

    • Construction
    • Financial Institutions
    • Hospitality/Hotels
    • Manufacturing
    • Professional Practice Groups
    • Real Estate
    • Real Estate Finance
    • Retail
    • Venture Capital
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    Office Location for Russell M. Cunningham, IV

    Landmark Center, Suite 600
    2100 First Avenue North
    Birmingham, AL 35203

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    Last Updated: 6/15/2020

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