Ann's Profile

Ann is a member of the firm’s Public Finance practice.

Her primary focus is representation as bond counsel of cities, counties, boards of education, universities, and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in Alabama. Her practice concentrates on advising public and private entities on matters of tax and securities law in connection with the issuance of taxable and tax-exempt bonds, warrants, notes, and other debt instruments.

She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Davidson College.

Ann's Accolades

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Corporate Law, Public Finance Law, Tax Law (2021)

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)

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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Thursday, August 20, 2020

168 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers© in America 2021

Birmingham, AL. (August 20, 2020) Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 168 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting attorneys with significant achievements in their areas of practice. With 76 practice areas listed...

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Thursday, November 7, 2019


Maynard Cooper’s Ann Watford Todd has been named to the 2019-2020 class of the Alabama Leadership Initiative (ALI). The initiative, which complements the long-running Leadership Alabama program, is comprised of young leaders throughout the state who work with decision makers in Alabama to collaboratively solve challenges that impact the future...

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