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Bert Spence has a broad background in banking and financial services, product liability, and general commercial litigation. For more than three years, he served as the chief litigation counsel in the legal department of one of the top 10 banks in the United States.
Bert counsels corporate clients in a wide range of litigation matters throughout Alabama state and federal courts. He represents clients in matters involving banking, including consumer finance and consumer protection; class actions, insurance coverage and bad faith; workplace exposure, toxic tort, general tort issues; and product liability, including automobiles, motorcycles, ATVs, industrial equipment, tools, chemical products and pharmaceutical and medical devices.
Beyond litigation, Bert has represented numerous lenders and special servicers regarding problem loans, with a particular emphasis on remedial issues in Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securitized lending (“CMBS”) including commercial real estate foreclosures and deed-in-lieu transactions, receiverships, loan modifications, guaranty claims and general issues concerning realization on collateral.
As the former head of a major financial services company’s in-house litigation team, he has overseen litigation and mediation/settlement activities all across the U.S. and internationally. In that role, he also supervised development of eDiscovery policies and participated in responses to governmental investigations. He is a frequent writer and speaker on legal topics.
Banking Committee, Litigation, Torts and Insurance Practice Sections
University of Alabama School of Law — J.D., 1990
Jacksonville State University — B.A.,, 1983