Caitlyn Smith Burchfield

Caitlyn Smith Burchfield: Attorney with Butler Snow LLP
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  • One Federal Place, 1819 Fifth Avenue North, Suite 1000, Birmingham, AL 35203
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Caitlyn is an experienced public finance and real estate development attorney. She provides counsel on various aspects of commercial real estate development and financing, including public finance, acquisitions and sales, and economic development relating to multi-family housing, senior living facilities, universities, and recreational and hotel developments.

Civic Involvement

•The Rotaract Club of Birmingham
•Leadership Development Program, Class of 2017 - 2018
•Alabama Symphony Orchestra Junior Patrons
•Vice President
•Birmingham MS Leadership Class of 2016
•Children's of Alabama, Committee for the Future, Class of 2015
•The Literacy Council of Central Alabama
•Former Secretary, Junior Board Member

In the News

•Butler Snow Ranked as a Top 10 Private Bond Counsel Firm Nationally by Thomson Reuters Top Legal Counsel Review
•Closer Look at Finalists for NextGen Pitch Competition - The Birmingham Times
•Caitlyn Smith Burchfield Named to Rotaract Club of Birmingham’s 2017-2018 Leadership Development Program Class
•Butler Snow Ranked as Top 10 Bond Counsel Firm for First Half of 2017
•Firm Ranked #2 for 2016 Healthiest Employers by BBJ
•Butler Snow Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Group Launches PFI Blog

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

•Author, “Resurrecting Zubulake,” 2012, Dish “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition.

Recent Blogs

•Fed’s Final Treatment of Municipal Securities as High-Quality Liquid Assets Disappoints the Industry
•Overview of Affordable Housing Programs

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Public Finance
  • Tax Credits
  • Real Estate Development and Finance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(205) 297-2252  Phone
(205) 297-2201  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alabama, B.A., English and Classics, summa cum laude, Graduate, Honors College, UA Presidential Scholar, Robert C. Byrd Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Board Member, SGA: State & National Lobbying Affairs, Foundation Ambassador, Chi Omega, 2011
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama, J.D., Managing Editor, Law & Psychology Review, Honor Council Ombudsperson, Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, Federalist Society, American Constitution Society, 2014
Year of First admission:
Mississippi: Northern, Southern; 5th Circuit; Alabama: Northern, Middle, Southern; U.S. District Courts; U.S. Court Of Appeals; 2015, Mississippi; 2014, Alabama


American Bar Association

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Birmingham Bar Association

Business Law Section

Young Lawyers Section

Scholarship Committee

Reported Cases:
Experience: Served as bond counsel to an Alabama special care authority in connection with the issuance of a tax-exempt series of bonds exceeding $80,000,000 for the purpose of renovating and expanding senior living facilities.; Served as bond counsel to a Mississippi corporation in connection with the issuance of solid waste disposal revenue bonds exceeding $17,000,000 for the purpose of making capital improvements to various solid waste facilities.; Served as underwriters counsel for revenue bonds exceeding $60,000,000 by a public university in Mississippi to expand its athletic facilities, finance various capital expenditures, and refund certain outstanding debt.

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