Charles F. James IV

Charles F. James IV


Professional Experience:

Charles F. James is a shareholder and managing chair of Clark Partington’s Alabama office.  Charles’ practice focuses on real estate and business transactions. He has extensive experience in representing commercial landlords and tenants in leases of ground, retail, office, multifamily, amusement, and restaurant space. Charles regularly handles commercial development and finance matters wherein he represents developers, lenders, borrowers and owners, from term sheet to closing and beyond, whether it be asset based borrowing and lending, acquisition and development loans, construction development, bridge loans, or permanent financing.

Charles has experience in all aspects of State and Federal New Market Tax Credit transactions representing leverage lenders, CDEs, and QALICBs.  His development projects include hotels and resorts, golf courses, marinas, shopping centers, office buildings, mixed use commercial and retail, multi-family housing, commercial and residential condominiums, and residential subdivisions. Charles’ most recent and ongoing activities include the representation of the owner developer of 500 acres in Baldwin county in the development, build out and lease of commercial retail space, and the representation of a developer of a $67 Million multi-building project involving residential, retail, and office development with multistory parking garage in downtown Pensacola, Florida.  Charles is a licensed title agent in Alabama and Florida regularly issuing title insurance.

Charles is licensed to practice law in Florida and Alabama, and licensed to issue title insurance in both Florida and Alabama.

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2009, 2010
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Up and Comer, 2010
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust
  • Escambia Santa Rosa County Bar Association
  • Baldwin County Bar Association
  • National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Baldwin County Board of Realtors, affiliate member
  • South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, former “Big” and Board Member
  • Seville Rotary, Member and Former Board Member

Charles F. James IV


Pensacola and Orange Beach

Office: 850.434.9200
Pensacola Direct: 850.436.6466
Orange Beach Direct: 251.245.8595
Cell: 850.384.8570

Email Address:

Legal Secretary

Terry O’Rourke, Florida

Real Estate Closing Coordinators, Florida

Linda Christenson

Melissa Paulson

Real Estate Closing Coordinator and Legal Secretary, Alabama

Tiffany Courtney

Practice Areas
  • Business & Banking
    • Administrative
    • Financial Institutions
    • Corporate, Securities & Business
  • Construction & Development
    • Real Estate Transactions & Real Property Development
  • Environmental & Land Use
    • Real Estate Transactions & Real Property Development
  • Real Estate
    • Financial Institutions
    • Real Estate Transactions & Real Property Development


  • Board Certified as a Specialist in Real Estate Law by the Florida Bar


  • J.D., Samford University Cumberland School of Law, 2002
  • M.B.A., Samford University, 2002
  • B.S., University of Alabama, 1996


Admittance to Practice
  • Florida
  • Alabama

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