OccupationBusinesses & Corporate Law; Civil Litigation; Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, 2003 J.D.
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2002 Macc Tax
University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, 1999 Accounting B.A., Cum Laude
Phone: (205) 529-5723
Joshua M WatkinsBusinesses & Corporate Law; Civil Litigation; Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
As practicing attorney, and executive with a family media company, Josh understands the challenges of growing a business.
His legal practice has primarily focused on working with private companies as general counsel, typically representing both the owner's family and the company. As general counsel his duties typically include an array of tasks such as: in-house day-to-day activities, advising the company’s board of directors on their oversight responsibilities, planning and preparing complex corporate transactions, commercial litigation, tax and succession planning, oversight of the corporation’s compliance with federal and state regulations, legal budget management, and specialized outsourcing of legal matters to other counsel when appropriate.
When counsel to emerging start-up companies, Josh often brings critical expertise in the many types of capital formation activities, including entity and structure choices, fundraising processes, and securities compliance.
- Birmingham Business Journal "Top 40 Under 40"
- SuperLawyers "Rising Star"
- Small Business Advocate of the Year, Birmingham Business Alliance
- Birmingham Bar Association
- Commercial Law Section
- American Bar Association
- Business Law Section
- “Basics of Estate Planning,” Seminar , 2011-13
- "Access to Capital", SMDB Seminar, 2010-11
- "Intro to Angel Investing", MIT/ACA Seminar, 2010
- Alabama, joined 2003
- U.S. District Court, joined 2003