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Maynard, Cooper & Gale Announces the Formal Organization of its Fund Formation and Investment Management Practice Group


Birmingham, Ala. – Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. is pleased to announce the formal organization of its Fund Formation and Investment Management practice group. The group, which includes seven lawyers, is based in Maynard Cooper's Birmingham office. Over the past few years, Maynard Cooper has successfully formed a number of real estate funds, hedge funds, funds-of-funds, feeder funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, bank investment funds, tax lien funds and other similar investment vehicles for its clients.

Maynard Cooper’s Fund Formation and Investment Management practice group recently received a National First-Tier ranking in the Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law category in the U.S. News/ Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings released in September 2010. Maynard Cooper was one of only 23 firms in the nation to receive this distinction and was the only firm in the Southeast included. Greg Curran, head of Maynard Cooper's Fund Formation and Investment Management practice group said, "This is a great recognition of the firm's capabilities in this area. We have had a very active fund formation practice over the last several years, and have been recognized as an attractive alternative to the large New York firms that typically dominate this field. This is also a reflection of the success of our local fund formation clients, several of which have successfully sponsored multiple funds over the last few years." Maynard Cooper was also ranked among the Top 20 firms nationally in the category of Venture Capital Law.

Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C., was founded in 1984 and in its short but dynamic history has grown to more than 200 attorneys, emerging as a leading law firm in Alabama as well as the Southeast. With offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery, the firm offers a full array of legal services to a broad and diverse client base consisting of Fortune 500 companies as well as closely held companies, partnerships, professional associations, charities and individuals.

Maynard, Cooper & Gale is Alabama’s only member of Lex Mundi, an international association of more than 160 widely recognized independent law firms, which by membership gives the firm access to high quality local legal expertise throughout the world. The firm is also Alabama’s only member of the Southern Law Network, a regional network of independent law firms. For more information, visit