Real Property Issues, Commercial Transactions, Commercial Lending, Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Contact / 205.307.5048



About Donna & Her Practice

Ms. Byrd represents banks, financial institutions and other creditors in commercial loan workouts and debt restructuring efforts.    Donna is also responsible for documentation and negotiation of commercial transactions in both the work-out context and also in the context of traditional commercial lending, and represents sellers and buyers, individuals, estates, privately held entities and public corporations, landlords and tenants, owners’ associations, lenders, developers and health care operators in commercial real estate matters.  Ms. Byrd has previously represented a regional lender in Small Business Administration lending.

Matters have included leasing, mechanics’ lien law, 1031 like-kind exchanges, zoning, survey, permitting, licensing, access, residential and office condominiums, residential development, preparation of development and sales documentation, organization of owners’ associations, preparation of condominium documents, preparation of covenants, conditions & restrictions, and other issues faced by clients in real estate transactions.

When not practicing law, Donna enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying Auburn football.  Donna grew up in Troy, Alabama and attended Troy University for a year prior to transferring to Auburn University, graduating in 1986.

Practice Areas:

Real Property Disputes; Foreclosures; Loan Transactions; Commercial Lending; Business Entity Formation, Governance and Documentation; Wills, Estates, Trust and Probate; Bankruptcy 


Documentation of Lending Transactions; Documentation of Workouts, Forbearances and/or Troubled Loans; Will Drafting; Representation of Creditors and other Parties in Bankruptcy Litigation; Negotiation of Out of Court Resolutions; Real Estate Easements, Conveyances and Correcting Defective Title for Real Property; Uniform Commercial Code 

Community Involvment:

Executive Board, Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce, 2002 – 2003
Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce, 2001 – present
Leadership Vestavia Hills Class of 2002
Leadership Vestavia Hills Board 2013 - present


B.A., Auburn University, 1986
J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1990
LL.M., Taxation, University of Alabama School of Law, 1996

Professional Affiliations:

Alabama State Bar | American Bar Association
Birmingham Bar Association
Birmingham Collaborative Alliance
International Acadamy of Collaborative Professionals


Executive Board, Women’s Section of Birmingham Bar Association, 2001 – 2004
Executive Board, Farrah Law Society 2006 – 2010
Alabama State Bar Committee Member for Volunteer Lawyers Program/ Access to Legal Services, 2006 – 2009

Court Admissions:

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama