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

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 40%
    17 years
  2. Corporate: 40%
    17 years
  3. Business: 10%
    17 years
  4. Tax: 10%
    17 years



Hourly ($265-325/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Joel Lee DiLorenzo

    Mr. Cunningham is an outstanding attorney and an asset to the Birmingham legal community.


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ALAuthorized to practice law199807/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super Lawyer - Business/CorporateSuper Lawyers2015
Best for M & A Advisory - AlabamaAcquisition International Magazine2014
Super Lawyer - Business/CorporateSuper Lawyers2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Alabama Rising Star - Business/CorporateSuper Lawyers2011
Who's Who in Executives and ProfessionalsCambridge Who's Who2008
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2002
Best Paper in State & Local TaxationNew York University School of Law1999
Balch & Bingham Corporate Law AwardUniversity of Alabama School of Law1998
Best Paper in LLCs & Other Closely Held BusinessesUniversity of Alabama School of Law1997
Best Paper in AntitrustUniversity of Alabama School of Law1997
Bench and Bar Legal Honor SocietyUniversity of Alabama School of Law1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalCunningham Firm, LLC2005 - Present
AssociateBradley Arant Rose & White1999 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Birmingham Business AllianceFinance & Taxation Committee; Entrepreneur's Roundtable2005 - Present
Birmingham Venture ClubN/A2001 - Present
Birmingham Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Alabama State BarN/A1998 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cintas Sales Corp. v. Department of Revenue, Admin. Law Div., Dkt. Nos. CORP 03-332, 04-125, 04-164 (5/30/07)Cintas won.
AT&T Corp. v. Surtees, 953 So.2d 1240 (Ala. Civ. App. 2006)AT&T won.
Southern Banknote Co., Inc. v. Department of Revenue, Admin. Law Div., Dkt No. S 04-423 (9/20/05)Southern Banknote won.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Alabama Technology TodayAlabama Has a New Way of Taxing Internet Sales But Is It Constitutional?2005
Keatinge and Conaway on Choice of EntityState Taxation of Subchapter C, Subchapter S and Subchapter K entities and Their Owners--An Overview2005
State and Local TaxationState Taxation of Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships--Background and Recent Developments2005
The Property Tax DeskbookAlabama Property Tax Laws2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2000
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Auburn University, AuburnManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Vanderbilt UniversityUnknownN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Red Mountain Law Entrepreneur SeriesEquity Compensation and Incentives in Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies2009
Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Small BusinessLegal Considerations for Entrepreneurs2009
Red Mountain Law Entrepreneur SeriesEveryone's a Capitalist: Issues in Forming Your Company and Controlling Its Equity2008
Protect Your Business: Insuring Your Assets, Legal Affairs and Taxing IssuesChoice of Entity and Use of Simple Contracts2007
Alabama Society of CPAs Continuing EducationAlabama Sales & Uses Taxes2005