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Managing Partner: M Stanford Blanton
Number of partners:
134 Number of lawyers: 203

Firm Overview:
Balch & Bingham LLP is a corporate law firm with offices in Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama; Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Gulfport and Jackson, Mississippi; Houston, Texas; and Washington, DC. The firm is recognized for its deep experience serving clients in regulated industries, including energy and financial services, and established practices in business, environmental, government relations, labor and employment, healthcare and litigation. The firm’s professional, collegial culture is inspired by nationally ranked attorneys who combine business intelligence and industry leadership with high-quality legal counsel to anticipate and respond to corporate challenges both creatively and proactively. The firm’s attorneys manage client partnerships with efficient processes and transparencies that result in an uncommon client experience. Balch & Bingham was founded in 1922.

Main Areas of Practice:

Litigation:
The firm’s litigation practice manages a wide variety of disputes and has extensive experience appearing in state and federal courthouses, before arbitration panels and throughout a series of industries across the country. The attorneys are experienced in almost every area of law from complex commercial litigation to personal injury and products liability. This group supports the litigation needs of the firm’s other practice groups, including energy, banking, healthcare, litigation, environmental, labor and commercial disputes.
Contact: J Russ Campbell

Financial Industries:
Balch & Bingham provides comprehensive legal services to banks, trust companies, insurance carriers, investment firms, broker-dealers and other financial institutions at the state, regional and national level. The firm represents developers, owners and mortgage lenders in commercial real estate development and has played a significant role in major real estate acquisition and sale transactions in the Southeast. The firm’s creditors rights and bankruptcy practice is devoted to creditors’ rights, debt restructuring, workouts, debt collection and bankruptcy.
Contact: John D Pickering, Jeremy L Rotherford

Energy:
Balch & Bingham attorneys include some of the industry’s leading practitioners, representing clients in matters involving all aspects of state and federal utility regulation, including rate and tariff filings, facility certifications, policy initiatives, administrative litigation and compliance. The firm also serves client needs in connection with the creation and operation of electric generating companies, the licensing, construction, purchase and sale of all types of generating assets, and the operation of electric transmission and distribution systems. Balch attorneys provide representation in the fuel procurement and transportation arena, develop LTSAs and other ancillary contractual arrangements supporting utility operations, and counsel on transactions involving the purchase or sale of generating capacity and energy. In addition, they have applied their regulatory expertise to assist clients in telecommunications matters involving pole attachment disputes as well as other issues.
Contact: Dan H McCrary

Business:
Balch & Bingham advises public and private companies, private equity funds and other institutional investors in a wide variety of corporate transactions, financings and corporate law matters, with a particular focus on highly regulated and/or transactionally intensive industries such as energy, banking, healthcare and real estate. The firm’s corporate practice is full-service, and includes the following practice areas, among others: antitrust, corporate, corporate finance, corporate governance, economic development and tax, estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, public finance, real estate capital markets, and intellectual property.
Contact: S Chris Still

Labor & Employment:
Balch & Bingham’s labor and employment practice offers comprehensive knowledge and a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to complex and routine employment matters. This group represents clients in administrative proceedings, elections, arbitrations and jury and non-jury trials in state and federal forums. Industries served include utility, construction, manufacturing, retail, banking and financial organizations as well as municipalities, school boards and universities.
Contact: M Jefferson Starling, III

Environmental & Natural Resources:
The environmental and natural resources practice at Balch & Bingham routinely involves complex matters covering a wide range of federal, state and local environmental issues. With the largest environmental practice in Alabama and one of the largest in the Southeast, firm environmental attorneys are experienced in environmental permitting, water law, transactions, federal compliance, endangered species and environmental litigation. Lawyers are actively engaged in both state and federal legislative and rulemaking processes impacting environmental and natural resources issues.
Contacts: Grady Moore, III

Government Relations:
Clients turn to Balch’s Government Relations Practice for its decades of experience solving complex challenges that intersect with the public policy sector. The firm’s practice includes attorneys and government relationship professionals who are recognized for their extensive federal policy knowledge and experience. The firm has particular strategic advantages on energy, environmental and natural resources issues and related rulemaking proceedings.
Contact: Robin G Laurie

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Banking & Finance
Band 2
Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Band 2
Corporate/Commercial
Band 2
Environment
Band 1
Labor & Employment
Band 2
Litigation: General Commercial
Band 1

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Alabama

Banking & Finance


John Pickering
Band 3

Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory


Debra Taylor Lewis
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Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Jeremy Retherford
Band 2

Corporate/Commercial


Chris Still
Band 3
Timothy J Tracy
Band 2
Timothy Segers
Band 3

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1901 Sixth Avenue North

Suite 1500

Birmingham

Alabama

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AL 35203-4642

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