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Denise W. Killebrew


Denise Killebrew concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate and capital finance as well as commercial lending and finance.

Professional Biography


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 co-chairs the Firm's Real Estate/Finance Group and has served as managing shareholder of the Firm's Birmingham office as well as a member of the Firm's board of directors. 

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed since 2010 in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers as a leading Real Estate lawyer
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1999 in the area of Real Estate Law
  • Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers in Real Estate Law (2008 – 2015)
  • Named by B-Metro Magazine as a "Top Flight Attorney" (2018)
  • Named by B-Metro magazine as one of "Birmingham's Top Women Lawyers" (2016, 2017)
  • Named by Birmingham magazine as one of "Birmingham's Top Attorneys" in Commercial Real Estate (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
  • 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)

Denise Killebrew has considerable experience representing developers, investors and national retailers on the acquisition, disposition and leasing of retail properties, office buildings and senior living facilities. An impressed client enthuses: 'She is fantastic – having her as a problem solver really helps,' adding: 'She is particularly strong in the retail sector.'

Denise Killebrew is well regarded for her broad-ranging expertise in the real estate space, with market commentators describing her as 'excellent and hard-working.'

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