Monday, January 4, 2016
MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW SHAREHOLDERS
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce Alvin Hope, Jon Levin, Rob Ozols, and Trice Stabler have been named shareholders of the firm. “All of these individuals are outstanding attorneys and have made significant contributions to our firm. We are very pleased to have each of them join our shareholder ranks,” said Mark Drew, Managing Shareholder of the firm.
Alvin Hope is a member of the Public Finance practice in the firm's Mobile office. His practice includes the representation of Alabama cities, counties, boards of education and utility systems in a variety of transactions. Alvin also assists the firm’s Governmental and Regulatory Affairs practice which is responsible for representing clients before legislative, regulatory, and governmental bodies. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law and received his Master of Business Administration from Emory University. Alvin is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and also serves on the board of directors for the Prichard Preparatory School, the Community Foundation of South Alabama, UMS-Wright Preparatory School and the South Alabama Advisory Board for Regions Bank. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Alabama State Port Authority.
Jon Levin is a member of the Government Contracts & Bid Protests and Cybersecurity practices in the firm's Huntsville office. He offers more than a decade of experience working with government contractors and government entities. Jon has successfully represented numerous clients before the Government Accountability Office, Court of Federal Claims, Armed Services and Civilian Boards of Contract Appeals, Small Business Administration and the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals. Additionally, he works closely with companies on regulations and policy related to cybersecurity as well as responding to FISA requests and NSLs. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency. Jon graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and serves on the board of directors for the Cyber Huntsville Corporation.
Rob Ozols is a member of the Bankruptcy, Workouts & Creditors' Rights practice group in the firm's Birmingham office. Rob has extensive expertise in corporate restructuring and bankruptcy law representing ad hoc and official committees of unsecured creditors, secured creditors, DIP lenders, stalking horse bidders, trade creditors, and distressed investors in out-of-court restructurings, Chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations, “pre-packaged” Chapter 11 reorganizations, 363 sales, and all aspects of Chapter 11 proceedings. Rob has significant experience negotiating commercial agreements and real-estate transactions and representing clients in business and commercial litigation in both federal and state court. Rob graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and is a member of the Executive Board of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Birmingham Bar Association.
Trice Stabler is a member of the Corporate practice in the firm’s Mobile office. Trice focuses his practice on handling corporate and transactional matters for individuals and businesses, with a non-exclusive emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. He frequently assists companies of all sizes with the organization and formation of business entities, the review, negotiation, and preparation of contracts and other business documents, and the resolution of commercial and business disputes. He also advises clients on the legal aspects of international trade, usually with respect to import controls and customs regulations. Trice is a graduate of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.