H. Chervis Isom - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

H. Chervis Isom

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1987
Phone: 205-250-8302

Chervis Isom, shareholder in the Firm's Birmingham office, served as the former Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group.  Over the past 30 years, he has assisted many of the leading developers in the South in developing, leasing, financing and disposing of commercial real estate properties of all kinds, including retail and mixed use properties, office, industrial, business parks, and multi-family projects.  During past years, he headed the legal team for a large department store in its expansion, negotiating at least 20 transactions with major enclosed mall developers, including ground leases, build-to-suit leases and fee ownership transactions.

Birmingham-Southern CollegeBA 1962Cumberland School of Law of Samford UniversityJ.D. 1967
International Council of Shopping CentersAmerican, Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations American College of Mortgage Attorneys

Case History

Confidential: Warehouse — Assisted steel fabricator in leasing a warehouse and manufacturing facility with barge access, including negotiation of major incentives under Mississippi law
Confidential: Shopping Center — Completed work with eight junior anchors for a major power shopping center and final negotiations with major department stores; handled minor problems during construction.
Confidential: Grocery Anchored Shopping Centers — Completed assemblage of land for two grocery anchored shopping centers and related work, including negotiation of lease with anchor tenant, construction loan financing, public-private partnership with municipality, sale of outparcels, shop leases, etc.

Office Location

Wells Fargo Tower, Suite 1400
420 Twentieth Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2010 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Birmingham Metro Area
H. Chervis Isom has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law (Commercial, Condominiums, Development, Finance, Foreclosures, Land Use, Office Buildings, Real Property Law, Shopping Center Transactions, Subdivision, Tax Certiorari, Zoning)