Since its inception in 1984, Maynard Cooper & Gale has grown to be a nationally recognized firm with more than 200 attorneys and offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and San Francisco. We maintain our philosophy to continually focus on each individual client and be responsive to their evolving needs. Additionally, we combine the understanding of the client's business climate with the knowledge of a dynamic legal environment to provide the highest quality service. Our dedication to making the client our first priority has earned the firm six years on the BTI Client Service A-Team.
Maynard Cooper is the exclusive member firm in Alabama for Lex Mundi - the world's leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide. As part of the Lex Mundi global network, we can provide our clients with global access and connectivity to more than 160 firms and 21,000 attorneys in 600 offices around the world. Working with other Lex Mundi firms, we are able to seamlessly handle our clients' most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes. Our diverse areas of practices, the depth of our expertise and the extent of our legal network reach enables Maynard Cooper to offer any client the timely business advice and professional legal counsel it needs.
Maynard Cooper represents a broad and diverse client base, including Fortune 500 companies, international, national, state and local business entities, charities and individuals. The firm’s client base also includes new business ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging and established industries. In response to today's global economy, the firm represents numerous clients who are based outside of the United States and clients who are actively engaged in business in various capacities in jurisdictions other than the United States.
We recognize that our clients want us to not only know the law, but the industry in which they operate and conduct business. Our attorneys serve a wide range of industries, including banking and financial services, health care, insurance, natural resources, manufacturing, education, government, real estate and construction, consumer products and retail, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, maritime and transportation.
Maynard Cooper is a full-service business law firm. The depth and breadth of the firm’s legal services include litigation, corporate law, banking and commercial law, real estate law, securities law, labor and employment, antitrust, public finance, trusts and estates, government contracts and bid protests, governmental affairs and relations, international trade regulation, admiralty and maritime, state and federal tax, intellectual property, health care, environmental law and bankruptcy law.
Maynard Cooper is dedicated to providing the highest quality professional service; remembering that service to our clients is the main reason for the existence of our firm. We tailor the firm’s resources to meet each client’s needs and provide solutions that produce efficient and economical results.
Maynard Cooper is recognized as a leader in government, the community and the legal profession. Many Maynard Cooper shareholders and associates can be found in key leadership positions in many professional organizations.
Our firm is driven by a deep sense of obligation to our community. Maynard Cooper has been recognized repeatedly as Alabama’s top firm in per-lawyer Pro Bono service, supporting a myriad of civic, charitable, religious and social causes and organization. In 2013, the firm was ranked at the top of the Birmingham Business Journal’s Non-Profit Awards in the Corporate Citizen’s category.
The firm's attorneys serve in leadership positions at the national, state and local government levels. One member of the firm is a former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Two members of Maynard Cooper are past-presidents of the American Bar Association. The firm also includes the immediate past-president of the Alabama State Bar among its members. At the local level, two of Maynard Cooper's attorneys have served as president of the Birmingham Bar.
In addition, Fortune Magazine named Maynard Cooper one of the “Top Ranked Law Firms” in the country, and Corporate Counsel Magazine named the firm one of the top 500 “Go To” law firms. Seventy-seven Maynard Cooper attorneys are named Leading Lawyers by The Best Lawyers in America, along with 50 of the firm’s practice areas recognized in the U.S. News “Best Law Firms” rankings. A substantial number of Maynard Cooper attorneys have also been recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and other business and legal industry organizations.