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Alan has broad experience in banking, financial services and corporate law, with his primary focus on mergers and acquisitions; regulatory, examination, and enforcement matters; formation of de novo institutions; capital-raising and subordinated debt; state licensing and entry; and syndicated, working capital, and asset-based credit transactions.

Alan also advises boards of directors and committees of financial institutions on corporate governance matters generally and in connection with strategic transactions, regulatory actions, internal investigations, and executive management transitions. He has experience with and insight into the fiduciary duties and responsibilities of corporate directors.

Alan was formerly general counsel and corporate secretary for a top 20 bank holding company, where he provided legal oversight for mergers and other financial transactions valued in excess of $15 billion. Alan is a frequent presenter on banking and corporate-related topics. He also has served as an adjunct professor of banking law at the Cumberland Law School at Samford University in Birmingham.

Professional Memberships

Birmingham, Alabama and American Bar Associations; Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Planning Committee for Banking Law Seminar; University of Alabama Honors College, Board of Visitors


JD, University of Alabama School of Law, 1988; BS, Accounting, Auburn University, 1985