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What the team is known for Handles a broad range of matters including corporate debt finance and transactional issues, excelling in areas as diverse as leveraged syndicated credits, financial services litigation and corporate governance. Enviable client roster includes financial institutions and public companies. Demonstrates sector experience across various industries including healthcare, technology, transportation and retail. Possesses particular strength in regulatory compliance issues.
Strengths"I consider them to be the best banking regulatory lawyers in Georgia," says one source, adding: "From an intellectual standpoint, they are great."
One client comments: "Alston & Bird is extremely responsive and proactive. They understand our institutional values and the partners are available when we need them."
Another interviewee notes: "It is a great firm, with a very intelligent and practical approach."
Work highlights Represented AB Private Credit Investors in connection with a $38 million credit facility to support Broadway Technology’s acquisition of Barracuda FX.
Mark Kanaly advises banks and other financial institutions on a wide array of regulatory matters, including transactional compliance and corporate governance. Sources say: "He's a really great lawyer who does an excellent job not only with the technical issues and being current, but also conveys his advice in a very relatable way. He's a collaborator and a consensus builder, who is always a pleasure to be on a transaction with."
Michael Parisi offers particular prowess in lender representation. His experience includes negotiating acquisition financing and credit facilities. Clients say: "Mike is our most trusted legal partner for the quality of his advice, his responsiveness and his ability to proactively resolve complicated legal issues in a commercial manner."
Richard Grice has extensive experience representing banks and other lenders in connection with highly sophisticated finance transactions. His wide-ranging capabilities include acquisition finance and public offerings.
Rick Blumen has an impressive track record representing lenders as well as borrowers and issuers. Clients say: "He is very calm, thorough and has a good sense of current market terms. He has good emotional intelligence and a strong sense of how to handle things with the opposing side and make things less contentious."