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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Real Estate: Business (40%),
  • Closely Held Business (10%),
  • Tax: 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 and Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Alabama State Bar - Member of Business Law Section (Legislative Committee); Tax Section (Former Chairman of IRS Liaison Committee); and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections.  
  • Birmingham Bar Association - Member of Business Law Section, Executive Board (2014 - 2017), Treasurer (2014 - 2016), Chair Elect (2017)
  • Samford University Brock School of Business - Entrepreneur Roundtable
  • Birmingham Business Alliance - Finance & Taxation Committee
  • Birmingham Venture Club - Member
  • Birmingham Tax Forum - Member
  • 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.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center - Young Leadership Board (2009 - 2016, President - 2014, Vice President - 2013, Treasurer - 2012)
  • Fresh Water Land Trust - Young Leadership Board (2009 - 2016)
  • 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
  • Greater Alabama Council of Boy Scouts - Board Member, Finance Committee, and Endowment Committee

Other Outstanding Achievements:

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

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

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

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

     

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    Last Updated: 4/4/2017

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