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Bing Edwards

Bing was born in Birmingham, but he grew up in Decatur, Alabama. Although his father and sister are also lawyers, they have found other ways to keep themselves busy. After law school, Bing clerked for the same federal judge for whom his father had clerked. After earning a degree in tax law in New York, Bing settled at a Birmingham law firm, where he practiced for 18 years. 

In 2017, Bing started the firm that is now Fortif Law Partners. Fortif has become a law firm with a sophisticated base of clients. The firm offers its clients a high level of service in a collaborative environment where people help each other be their best.

Since starting Fortif, Bing has branched out to do a variety of deals. He regularly helps clients with corporate transactions, community and economic development, real estate deals, and startup funding. Occasionally, Bing will work on public policy-related matters and strategic planning projects as well.

Bing likes to think that the work he does makes the communities he touches a little bit better. It makes every day exciting.

“I love the people I get to work with – lawyers, staff, and clients.”

Education

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1998
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1996
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. in Math and History, cum laude, 1993

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Alabama, Class XXIV of 2014
  • Leadership Birmingham, Class of 2007
  • Rotary Club of Birmingham, Member
  • Church of the Cross, Member
  • Birmingham Business Alliance, Secretary
  • EDPA, Secretary
  • Education Farm, Secretary
  • Bronze Valley Corp., Secretary
  • AG Gaston Boys & Girls Club, Board of Directors & Secretary
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Board of Directors
  • Birmingham Zoo, Board of Directors
  • Literacy Council of Central Alabama, Board of Directors
  • Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama, Board of Directors
  • Alabama State Bar Section on Taxation, Past Chair
  • Birmingham Bar Business Law Section, Past Chair

Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America

  • Economic Development — “Lawyer of the Year” in Birmingham (2020)
  • Litigation and Controversy — Tax “Lawyer of the Year” in Birmingham (2019)
  • Corporate Law — “Lawyer of the Year” in Birmingham (2018)
  • Tax Law (2009 to 2024)
  • Corporate Law (2011 to 2024)
  • Tax Litigation & Controversy (2012 to 2024)
  • Economic Development Law (2017 to 2024)
  • Business Organizations (2020 to 2024)
  • Venture Capital Law (2024)

Licenses

  • Alabama

Lawyers on a mission.