Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is a full-service law firm that resolves complex business challenges with integrated legal solutions drawn from more than 300 attorneys across its national footprint. Our entrepreneurial culture inspires collaboration among our attorneys, resulting in comprehensive legal solutions and seamless client experiences. We aim to understand our clients' businesses at a granular and personal level so that we are meticulously positioned to generate legal outcomes that advance stated business goals. Our one-firm, client-centric approach leverages the vast experience of our attorneys and a national geographic footprint to deliver comprehensive counsel for Fortune 500, publicly traded, and emerging and established companies operating across key industry sectors, including banking and financial services, healthcare, real estate, technology, construction, and manufacturing. Maynard serves clients nationwide from its offices in Alabama (Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Mobile), California (Los Angeles and San Francisco), Florida (Miami), Georgia (Atlanta), New York, Tennessee (Nashville), Texas (Dallas), and Washington, D.C.
Maynard represents a broad and diverse client base, including international, national, state and local business entities. We also represent new business ventures, non-profit organizations, 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 various business capacities in jurisdictions outside the United States.
We recognize that our clients expect us to not only know the law, but also the industry in which they operate. Our attorneys serve a wide range of industries, including banking and financial services, health care, insurance, natural resources, manufacturing, education, government, real estate, construction, consumer products, retail, food and hospitality, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, maritime and commercial transportation.
Maynard approaches each matter holistically, combining industry experience and legal insights to develop comprehensive solutions for complex business issues. Our one-firm mindset promotes collaboration across our integrated practice areas, creating significant value for clients across our national footprint.
Maynard’s corporate attorneys serve as trusted counsel and strategic advisors on sophisticated transactions and complex business decisions. We offer a fully integrated platform of services that includes mergers and acquisitions, securities, tax, business formation, corporate governance, finance, employee benefits, and executive compensation. Our attorneys represent global corporations, publicly traded and privately held companies, investment firms and their portfolio companies, and emerging growth companies. Maynard is recognized as a leading firm by Chambers and Partners for its success in Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate, Environment, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, Public Finance, Real Estate, and Private Wealth Law
Maynard’s experienced litigators work to understand and manage risks, both for the entity and within the legal environment, and develop solutions that efficiently resolve complex matters. We have a proven record of success through trial, arbitration, or alternative dispute resolution, and regularly handle matters ranging from class action lawsuits and bet-the-company litigation to disputes in state and federal courts or on appeal. Our work spans across all industry verticals, with considerable experience in insurance, banking, and finance. Maynard’s Litigation Practice is highly regarded for its bench strength and legal acumen, receiving top marks in Chambers USA and Benchmark Litigation.
Maynard 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 strategically tailor the firm’s resources to meet each client’s needs and provide solutions that produce successful, efficient, and economical results. To learn more about the firm’s Legal Project Management, please click here.
Maynard is recognized as a leader in government, the community, and the legal profession. Maynard 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 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 organizations.
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 are past presidents of the American Bar Association, and one is a recent past president of the Alabama State Bar. At the local level, two of Maynard's attorneys have served as president of the Birmingham Bar Association.
Fortune Magazine named Maynard 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. Over 100 Maynard shareholders are named Leading Lawyers in their practice areas by The Best Lawyers in America©, along with numerous practice areas recognized in the U.S. News “Best Law Firms” rankings. A substantial number of Maynard attorneys are ranked as leading lawyers by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, along with practice areas that are ranked in Top Bands by Chambers.
Maynard 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 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 to offer any client the timely business advice and professional legal counsel it needs.