Practice Areas

BANKING AND FINANCE LAW

Johnstone Adams’ banking, finance, and creditor’s rights lawyers assist commercial clients with obtaining financing and banking clients with debt recovery litigation. Our attorneys are seasoned creditors’ rights advocates who work with our clients to determine how aggressive their strategy should be in order to meet their goals. We also represent trust departments, handle banking operational matters and defend lender liability cases. Our practice spans Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.

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BUSINESS + CORPORATE

Johnstone Adams’ business and corporate clients range in size from the largest international companies to “mom and pop” operations. Our clients include the largest and most expansive health care organization in South Alabama, a multinational chemical company, a large Mobile-based paint manufacturing company, chemical manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, equipment manufacturers, construction companies, and shipbuilders, as well as residential and commercial builders.

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CONSTRUCTION

Whether it’s assembling a lawsuit for defective work, building a contract between a general contractor and a subcontractor, or designing a construction claim to comply with the Miller Act, Johnstone Adams construction attorneys get the job done right. Our comprehensive resources, including a stable of expert consultants, combined with our abundant experience in this arena has positioned us as one of the leading legal services providers for the construction industry in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and along the I-10 Gulf Coast corridor.

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ELDER LAW

People today are living longer, but with longevity comes the need for greater planning for those golden years. Our elder law attorneys guide clients through the maze of issues affecting retirement, asset protection, Medicare and Medicaid, health, and even mental health with practical and compassionate advice, recognizing that legal issues often have social and familial implications. From wills and estate planning to guardianships and conservatorships, our elder law attorneys have the expertise to deal with the complex issues of an ever-growing aging population.

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EMPLOYMENT AND WORKERS’ COMP

It’s vital that your workforce is fully functional. Our work on our clients’ employment, labor and workers’ compensation matters keep their personnel on track so the job is done and expectations are clear. Johnstone Adams’ employment attorneys advise clients on employee relations and contracts. We draft personnel policies and employee manuals and provide training on sexual harassment, FMLA, ADA, and employment policies and practices in general.

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FOREST USE

Our Forestry attorneys see both the forest and the trees. We have experience representing purchasers and sellers in the acquisition, divestiture, taxation, and financing of timber tracks. Our experience also includes post-acquisition legal services such as succession planning, cutting rights, leasing, boundary line disputes, ownership interest rights, and appraisals.

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HEALTH CARE

Our attorneys provide comprehensive legal and regulatory advice to hospitals and healthcare providers in South Alabama and the Gulf Coast region. We provide our healthcare clients with prompt, personal service from experienced lawyers – whether it’s a small, everyday matter, a major transaction, or complex litigation.

Our full-service healthcare practice advises clients on cutting-edge issues, including the latest developments in Medicaid expansion, uncompensated care issues and the Affordable Care Act. We also counsel them on HIPAA, certificates of need, discharge issues, privilege, confidentiality, electronic health records, state and federal regulatory issues, and the National Practitioner Data Bank.

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IMMIGRATION

Our experienced immigration lawyers provide each client with personal access to a team of senior lawyers who thoroughly understand the complex web of immigration laws and the enormous impact these laws can have on a person’s life or a business’s bottom line. We assist businesses and individuals with visas, I-9 forms and compliance, audits, and other immigration matters throughout Alabama, Mississippi, and the Florida panhandle.

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INSURANCE DEFENSE

Johnstone Adams attorneys have successfully defended insureds in more than 1,000 matters in all manner of cases, including motor vehicle accidents, construction, forestry , agricultural products, seismic testing, municipal liability, premises liability, and medical prostheses. Attorneys in this practice area also have years of experience in representing insurance carriers on a first party basis and are skilled at coverage analysis and opinions.

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REAL ESTATE LAW

Our real estate attorneys at Johnstone Adams, LLC have extensive litigation experience and have developed a special niche in representing clients in real estate-related litigation. Our experience includes conveyance, lien priority, zoning, land use, and title disputes. We have also litigated lease disputes, representing both landlords and tenants, and litigated foreclosure and possessory actions, representing institutional lenders, and bankruptcy matters, representing secured lenders.

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TAX, TRUSTS AND ESTATE PLANNING

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. ~ Tom Landry

Planning is the vital ingredient for success in benefits, tax, trusts, and estate planning law. Our lawyers in this practice area hold advanced taxation degrees and are skilled in assisting businesses, trustees, and individuals in their ERISA, tax, trust, and estate planning matters.

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