Birmingham, Al. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that Raymond L. Bell, Jr. has joined the Firm as a Shareholder in the Government Solutions Practice Group of the Corporate Section. Bell will practice out of both the Mobile and Montgomery offices.
Drawing on 25 years of government relations experience, Bell counsels both public and private sector clients across a wide spectrum of industries and is uniquely positioned to work with elected and appointed ofﬁcials and regulatory and policy personnel within local, state and federal government. In addition to his government relations practice, he also provides counsel to public entities and advises clients on public ﬁnance, economic development, energy, and affordable housing issues.
Bell has vast investment banking experience, having worked in the public ﬁnance arena helping cities, counties, states, authorities, governmental agencies, and not-for-proﬁt corporations. Consequently, he understands both the legal and ﬁnance sides of public ﬁnance. Bell assists clients in transforming an economic development concept into a completed project and positioning it for future expansion. He is also well versed in the Energy industry and has a deep knowledge base for handling regulatory, business and community matters.
As a former chair, vice-chair and member of the State of Alabama Ethics Commission, Bell became immersed in the contours and complexities of public disclosure laws, regulatory requirements, and other matters. Bell serves as a Special District Court Judge for Alabama’s Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, a role he’s performed when needed for more than a decade.