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

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Ann's Profile

Ann is a Shareholder in the firm’s Public Finance and Economic Development & Incentives Groups. She regularly serves as bond counsel and disclosure counsel to municipalities, counties, boards of education, utilities, public corporations and state authorities in taxable and tax-exempt transactions throughout Alabama. She also represents regional and national financial institutions, underwriters and trustees in public and private transactions involving governments, nonprofits and healthcare entities.

Ann frequently represents city and county boards of education, educational building authorities and public and private universities on tax, securities and financing matters. Her experience in the education sector also involves securitization transactions, equipment financings and local tax elections.

Ann also serves as special counsel to government, nonprofit and private entities in the negotiation, structuring, documentation and validation of economic development projects. Her work involves revenue sharing arrangements, tax-increment financings, HUD program loans and formation of improvement and cooperative districts for commercial and residential development.

Ann is a founding director and current Secretary of the Alabama Chapter of Women in Public Finance and a graduate of the Alabama Leadership Initiative. She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School and holds a B.A. in classics from Davidson College.

Ann's Accolades

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Municipal Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law, Tax Law (2021-present)

Ann's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Women in Public Finance
Civic Involvement
  • Alabama Leadership Initiative, Class of 2019-2020
  • The Rotaract Club of Birmingham
  • YWCA of Central Alabama, Junior Board Member
  • First Light Women’s Shelter, Young Partners Board Member
  • Workshops, Inc., Junior Board Member, 2017 Secretary


State Bar: Alabama

  • Vanderbilt University Law School
    • (2014, J.D., Order of the Coif; Bennett Douglas Bell Memorial Prize Recipient; Philip G. Davidson Award; Vanderbilt Law Review, Notes Development Editor)
  • Davidson College
    • (2010, B.A., magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)

Wednesday, October 26, 2022


Maynard Shareholders Josh Hess and Ann Todd have been recognized as two of Birmingham Business Journal’s 2022 NextGenBHAM: Law Honorees. This annual list highlights up-and-coming attorneys based on their contributions to their firms and the community. Josh is a skilled insurance and financial defense attorney with experience spanning the areas...

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Monday, August 22, 2022

200 Maynard Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023

Maynard is pleased to announce that 200 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 11 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 56 of the Firm’s younger attorneys who are recognized...

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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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