Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Alina's Profile

Alina is a member of the Firm's Public Finance Practice, where she focuses on public finance and government procurement matters.

She has served as bond, disclosure, underwriter’s, bank, and borrower’s counsel in general obligation and revenue transactions totaling more than $7.5 billion, including financing or refinancing the acquisition and construction of infrastructure, educational, utilities, and senior living facilities. Further, she has aided municipal bond clients in restructuring debt, entering into forbearance agreements, and defending receivership actions.

Alina also assists clients in structuring alternative procurements, including progressive design-build and public-private partnerships (P3s), and she has extensive experience in Alabama government procurement matters.

In addition to her work in the municipal bond space, Alina advises clients regarding various federal funding sources such as USDA loan programs, American Rescue Plan Act and CARES Act grants, and the RICE Capital Access Program.

Alina co-chairs the Firm's Women’s Forum, a component of the Women’s Initiative, and she is a founding director and the current Vice President of the Alabama Chapter of Women in Public Finance.

Alina's Experience

  • Industry experience includes Senior Living (including CCRCs); City, County and Statewide Issues; Utilities; Development Districts; Transportation; Higher Education and Student Housing; Parochial Schools; Multifamily Housing
  • Representative clients include underwriters and banks; municipalities (of all sizes); state departments and agencies; private developers; universities and colleges (public and private); special issuers
  • Serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, or disclosure counsel in numerous tax-exempt and taxable bond issuances (thus far totaling $800+ million) to fund the acquisition or construction of new senior living communities
  • Advises developers and municipalities regarding development incentives and collateralizing same as security for taxable and tax-exempt bonds
  • Represents historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in transactions to receive funding through the Rice Capital Access Program (RCAP) and advise banks regarding requirements of lending to HBCUs with RCAP funding in place
  • Facilitates restructuring negotiations, including having represented borrowers in forbearance arrangements and a receivership action related to distressed senior living communities
  • Experienced in identifying and forming issuer entities for PABs or 501(c)(3) financing

Alina's Accolades

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law (2021-Present)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" for Government Finance (2022)

Alina's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Florida State Bar
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Women in Public Finance


State Bar: Alabama, Florida

U.S. District Court: Florida

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law
    • (2014, J.D., cum laude, Book Award - Estates and Trusts and Elder Law)

  • University of South Carolina
    • (2010, B.A., magna cum laude, English and Political Science, McNair Scholar, Lieber (National Merit) Scholar)

Thursday, December 8, 2022

The Bond Buyer Selects Maynard Public Finance Transaction as National 2022 Innovative Financing Deal of the Year

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard®) is proud to announce that the firm’s Public Finance Practice served as Bond Counsel and Disclosure Counsel in a municipal financing which received the prestigious Bond Buyer Deal of the Year award in the “Innovative Financing” category at the 21st annual Deal of the Year...

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Monday, January 3, 2022

Maynard Elevates Ten Attorneys to Shareholder

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 3, 2022) — Maynard & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce the promotion of ten attorneys to shareholder, effective January 1, 2022. The Firm’s new shareholders include Alina Arbuthnot, Caroleene Dobson, Baker Findley, Charles Fleischmann, Mitchell Greggs, Josh Hess, Brandt Hill, Brannon Parker, Rich Pugh, and Ann...

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Maynard’s Public Finance Group Tops Bond Counsel Lists for 2020

On March 4, 2021, The Bond Buyer: The Daily Newspaper of Public Finance released the “Southeast Yearend Review” which shows Maynard in the number 1 position serving as Bond Counsel for 2020. Maynard’s Public Finance group served as lead bond counsel in transactions totaling just shy of $3 billion, which...

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