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John T. Dukes

Member of the Firm

Martindale-Hubbell Rating:
AV Preeminent

John T. Dukes - Helmsing Law

Professional Experience

Business and corporate transactions including the buying and selling of businesses, real estate transactions, leases and related real property matters, representation of lenders and borrowers in connection with commercial loans and related matters, the formation and organization of limited liability companies and corporations, and corporate advice to businesses including such matters as employment related matters, corporate compliance, insurance, commercial contracts and business disputes.


  • BA, Washington & Lee University with honors in 1991
  • JD, University of Alabama School of Law with honors in 1994

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Alabama
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Academic Achievements

Alabama Law Review – Member and Editor

Best Lawyers in America – Real Estate, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law

  • American Bar Association (Business Law; Real Property; Health Care; Trust and Estate Law; Labor and Employment Law; and Litigation Sections and committees including Legal Opinions, Real Estate Financing, Loan Documentation, Limited Liability Companies, Commercial Finance)
  • Meritas U.S. Real Estate Group
  • Alabama State Bar; Mobile and Baldwin County Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
  • President (2017-2018), Rotary Club of Mobile
  • Member, Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Mobile
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Rotary Children’s Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors, Downtown Mobile Alliance
  • Member, Board of Trustees, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alabama-Mississippi Chapter
  • Greater Mobile MS Society Leadership Class Chair (2014) and Class Advisory Council (2010-2017)
  • Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Business Retention and Expansion Committee