Maynard Cooper & Gale is a nationally recognized law firm with more than 270 lawyers. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the firm has offices in New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., as well as three additional offices throughout Alabama located in Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery. Our record and reputation confirm that we deliver desired results for our clients. We solve tough, complex legal problems for many of the world’s leading companies, including over 60 listed on the Fortune 500 with 32 of those in the top 100. We make it our priority to fully understand each client’s business and the climate in which it operates so that we can help them navigate challenges and prepare for what lies ahead. Our keen knowledge of the vast industries and dynamic legal environment equips us to provide paramount service with seamless attention to detail.
Maynard Cooper 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 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 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 Cooper is recognized as a leader in government, the community and the legal profession. 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 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 Cooper 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 Cooper's attorneys have served as president of the Birmingham Bar Association.
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. Over 100 Maynard Cooper 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 Cooper 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 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 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.