Denise W. Killebrew

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1400 Wells Fargo Tower
420 20th Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
T: 205.250.8320
F: 205.488.3720

Killebrew, Denise

Denise W. Killebrew, shareholder in the Birmingham office, concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate and capital finance as well as commercial lending and finance.  Ms. Killebrew represents real estate developers in connection with the acquisition, development and financing of real estate, including land use planning and the structuring of alternative financing, capital stacks and joint venture vehicles.  Ms. Killebrew also has years of experience in the development, finance and management of senior housing and in retail development and leasing both for shopping center developers and national retailers.  She has served as managing shareholder of the Firm's Birmingham office and as a member of the Firm's board of directors. She currently serves on the Board of Editors of the Retail Law Strategist and is a long-time associate member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers as a leading Real Estate lawyer since 2010
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1999 in the area of Real Estate Law
  • Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers since 2008, Real Estate
  • Named by Birmingham magazine as one of "Birmingham's Top Attorneys" in Commercial Real Estate, 2011, 2012, 2014 
  • Associate Member – International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Member –  American, Virginia and Birmingham Bar Associations
  • Member – Alabama State Bar, Virginia State Bar
  • Recipient –  Women of Distinction Award, 2003

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Co-author – "Food Deserts - Opportunities to Make a Difference," Retail Law Strategist, Fall 2011


  • Alabama, 1993
  • Virginia, 1985


  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1985
  • Mary Baldwin College, B.A., 1980, cum laude