Johnston Hinesley PC

Lawyers

Expertise. Experience. Diligence.

 

Partner

G. David Johnston

Mr. Johnston is a shareholder in the firm. He holds a J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University.

Mr. Johnston is experienced in a broad range of practice areas. Mr. Johnston provides expertise to individual and corporate clients, including tax planning for individuals, corporations and other business entities. He has represented clients in state and federal tax controversies in administrative and judicial forums, including the United States Tax Court and Federal and Alabama courts. Mr. Johnston has represented clients in civil tax controversies as well as defended clients in criminal tax cases.

Mr. Johnston has extensive experience with ERISA, including drafting and administering retirement plans. He is also experienced in forming and representing corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. Mr. Johnston regularly advises corporate and business clients in matters concerning corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions and similar business transactions. Mr. Johnston also assists individuals in estate planning matters, including drafting of wills and trusts, probating wills, administering decedents’ estates and asset management and preservation.

Mr. Johnston has experience in securities law and has represented commercial banks in the sale of stock, in reorganization and in other types of securities transactions.

 

Education

BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLLEGE
B.A., 1974

CUMBERLAND SCHOOL OF LAW
J.D., 1977 (Law Review)

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
LL.M. in taxation, 1978

Areas of Practice

  • Individual, Corporate, Estate, and Gift Taxation
  • Tax Litigation, Corporations, and Estate Planning
  • ERISA, Securities, and Mergers and Acquisitions

Professional Distinctions

  • Mr. Johnston is Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated based upon peer reviews.
  • Life Fellow of Alabama Law Foundation

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1977
 
 

 
 
 
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Partner

William W. Hinesley

Mr. Hinesley is the managing shareholder of the firm. He holds a J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University. He is licensed to practice in the States of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.

Mr. Hinesley has extensive experience in commercial and industrial development. He represents commercial developers in a wide variety of commercial and industrial projects ranging from retail centers to commercial warehouses and manufacturing facilities. In addition, Mr. Hinesley represents developers of hotels and resorts and counsels clients in the development and management of these hospitality facilities.

Mr. Hinesley has experience in securities law, and his securities practice includes tax exempt financing where he regularly serves as bond counsel, issuer counsel, underwriter’s counsel or company counsel in public finance issues. He is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. In the area of tax exempt financing, Mr. Hinesley has concentrated more on private activity issues for manufacturing facilities. He regularly counsels corporate clients, financial institutions, industrial development authorities, and other governmental entities in the use of tax exempt financing and credit enhancement for industrial purposes.

In selection and organization of business entities, Mr. Hinesley provides expertise in forming and representing corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. In addition, he provides advises and counsels corporate clients in a wide variety of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, alternative methods of project financing and tax planning.

In representing a variety of commercial companies, developers, and entrepreneurs, Mr. Hinesley has closed many commercial real estate and industrial development projects. He provides counseling for all aspects of real estate transactions from negotiation of the sale or purchase, through the development, financing and leasing of the project to its management. He is a title insurance agent for First American Title Insurance Company.

Mr. Hinesley represents retail oil jobberships, electrical engineering firms, construction and development firms. He has expertise in multi-location transactions involving retail gasoline/convenience stores.

Mr. Hinesley also counsels individuals in estate planning matters, including drafting of wills and trusts, probating wills, administering decedents’ estates and asset management and preservation. He regularly represents clients in state and federal tax controversies in administrative and judicial forums, including the United States Tax Court and Federal and Alabama courts. Mr. Hinesley has represented clients in civil tax controversies as well as defended clients in criminal tax cases.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
A.B., 1974 (summa cum laude) - (Phi Beta Kappa)

CUMBERLAND SCHOOL OF LAW
J.D., 1977

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
LL.M. in taxation, 1978

Areas of Practice

  • Individual, Corporate, Estate, and Gift Taxation
  • Tax Litigation, Corporations, and Estate Planning
  • Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Tax Exempt Financing

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1977
  • Georgia, 1977
  • South Carolina, 1979

Admitted to Practice

  • United States Supreme Court, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – Eleventh Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Georgia, 1978
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Georgia, 1979

Professional Distinctions

  • Mr. Hinesley is Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated based upon peer reviews.

Other Affiliations

  • Member - National Association of Bond Lawyers
 
 

 
 
 
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Partner

R. Eugene Clenney

Mr. Clenney is a shareholder in the firm. He holds a J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University Graduate School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Texas.

Mr. Clenney has extensive experience and expertise in commercial transactions. He regularly represents commercial developers in negotiating and preparing commercial loan documents. In addition, he has represented developers in the development and financing of residential and commercial developments and in multi-family low-income housing projects. He is an approved title insurance agent for First American Title Insurance Company.

Mr. Clenney provides advice and counsel to individual and corporate clients, including tax planning for individuals, corporations and other business entities. Mr. Clenney also advises individuals in estate planning matters, including drafting of wills and trusts, probating wills, administering decedents’ estates and asset protection and preservation. He has represented clients in state and federal tax controversies in administrative and judicial forums, including the United States Tax Court and Federal and Alabama courts.

Mr. Clenney is also experienced in forming and representing corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. He has experience in securities law and has represented commercial banks in the sale of stock, in reorganization and in other types of securities transactions.

 

Education

TROY STATE UNIVERSITY
B.S., 1979

CUMBERLAND SCHOOL
J.D., 1982 (cum laude)

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
LL.M. in Taxation, 1983

Areas of Practice

  • Individual, Corporate, Estate, and Gift Taxation
  • Tax Litigation, Corporations, and Estate Planning
  • Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Finance Law

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1982
  • Texas, 1984

Professional Distinctions

  • Mr. Clenney is Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated based upon peer reviews.
 
 

 
 
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Partner

Paul F. Turner, Jr.

Mr. Turner is a shareholder in the firm. He earned his J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law, graduating summa cum laude, and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida. He is licensed to practice law in the States of Alabama and Florida. During his years at Cumberland School of Law, Mr. Turner was a member of the Cumberland Law Review, and while at the University of Florida, he was a graduate editor of the Florida Tax Review. Prior to entering law school, Mr. Turner practiced for four years as a certified public accountant with an Alabama based regional accounting firm.

Mr. Turner’s practice encompasses a broad range of practice areas. He has extensive experience in the formation, organization, and representation of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships, and the like. He also has provides expertise in the structure and consummation of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, real estate purchases and sales, real estate development, multifamily development, joint ventures, reorganizations, and business succession planning. Mr. Turner has represents both borrowers and lenders in commercial financing transactions. He is an approved title insurance agent for First American Title Insurance Company.

In addition, Mr. Turner also represents individuals in estate planning matters, including the drafting of wills and trusts, the probating of wills, and administration of estates. He also has represented numerous clients in both federal and state courts and administrative tribunals, including the United States Tax Court.

Education

TROY STATE UNIVERSITY
B.S. in Accounting, 1992 (magna cum laude)

CUMBERLAND SCHOOL OF LAW OF SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
J.D., 2000 (summa cum laude)

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
LL.M. in Taxation, 2001

Areas of Practice

  • Individual, Corporate, Estate, and Gift Taxation
  • Tax Litigation, Corporations, and Estate Planning
  • Executive Compensation, Securities, and Mergers and Acquisitions

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2000
  • Florida, 2006
 
 

 
 
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Partner

Joe M. Chambers

Mr. Chambers is a shareholder in the firm. He holds a J.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. He is licensed to practice law in the States of Alabama and Florida.

Mr. Chambers has experience in a wide range of commercial matters, including the selection and organization of business entities. He regularly represents parties to mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Chambers also has a great deal of experience representing both lenders and borrowers in commercial financing transactions.

In addition to commercial matters, Mr. Chambers’ practice includes estate planning, the drafting of wills and trusts, and the administration of trusts and estates. He also advises individuals and business entities regarding tax matters and represents corporate and individual taxpayers in federal and state tax controversies.

Education

AUBURN UNIVERSITY
B.S. in Accounting, 2003

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW
J.D., 2006 (cum laude)

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
LL.M. in Taxation, 2007

Areas of Practice

  • Individual, Corporate, Estate, and Gift Taxation
  • Tax Litigation, Corporations, and Estate Planning
  • Securities, and Mergers and Acquisitions

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2006
  • Alabama, 2007
 
 

 
 
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Partner

J. Vincent Edge

Mr. Edge was born on June 25, 1969 in Mobile, Alabama and raised in Dothan, Alabama. Upon graduation from Northview High School, he attended the University of Alabama where he graduated with a B.S. in accounting in 1992.

Mr. Edge attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. As a freshman at Cumberland, Mr. Edge received the best paper award in Criminal Law and Evidence. Mr. Edge was an Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review and the author of a published case note, "Detainee Not Under Arrest Has No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in the Back Seat of a Police Car," 29 CUMB. L. REV. 147. Mr. Edge graduated from Cumberland in 1995, magna cum laude, with a final class ranking of 10 of 191.

After law school, Mr. Edge joined a Birmingham law firm where he practiced in the areas of health care, corporations, and consumer finance litigation. In February 1997, Mr. Edge returned to Dothan to join the firm of Farmer, Price, Hornsby & Weatherford. Mr. Edge's practice primarily consisted of business transactions, corporations, real estate, and civil litigation, with a concentration on the areas of commercial and business disputes.

On January 1, 2007, Mr. Edge assumed the role of President of Wiregrass Foundation, where he oversaw the foundation’s charitable investments in Dothan and the surrounding area until August, 2010.

Upon leaving Wiregrass Foundation, Mr. Edge attended the University of Florida where he graduated with an LL.M. in Taxation in May 2011.

After tax school, Mr. Edge joined Johnston Hinesley PC

Mr. Edge has extensive experience in all types of real estate transactions, including commercial and industrial development projects; provides counseling for all aspects of real estate transactions from negotiation of the sale or purchase, through the development, financing and leasing of the project to its management; provides expertise in forming and representing corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships; advises and counsels clients in a wide variety of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions; counsels individuals and families in estate planning matters, including drafting of wills and trusts, probating wills, administering decedents’ estates and asset management and preservation; and represents clients in state and federal tax controversies in administrative and judicial forums, including the United States Tax Court.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
B.S., 1992

CUMBERLAND SCHOOL OF LAW
J.D., 1995 (magna cum laude)

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
LL.M. in Taxation, 2011

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Real Estate and Development; Corporations
  • Business Transactions; Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Individual, Corporate, Estate & Gift Taxation
  • Tax Litigation; Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1995

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Alabama Tax Court

Professional Distinctions

  • Mr. Edge has a 4.5 Martindale-Hubbell® rating based upon peer reviews.