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

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Bret's Profile

Bret is an Associate in Maynard’s Real Estate Practice Group assisting clients with all aspects of their real estate ventures including acquisitions, developments, dispositions, leasing, management, and financing.

Working with buyers, sellers, developers, landlords, tenants, and lenders across the U.S. in a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, Maynard’s Real Estate experience blankets the industry spectrum. From office and industrial to retail, hospitality, and multifamily transactions, Bret provides thoughtful counsel and thorough guidance throughout each stage of the drafting, documentation, and negotiations process.

Bret received his J.D., cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, and he holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in History (Departmental Honors Distinction) from Birmingham-Southern College. Prior to joining Maynard, Bret was in private practice for more than five years with two southeast regional firms where his experience was concentrated in other areas of law including litigation as well as advising corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of commercial and corporate business matters.

Bret's Accolades

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), 2016
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA), 2021


State Bar: Alabama

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)

U.S. Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
    • (2016, J.D., cum laude; Writing Editor, Cumberland Law Review; Judge Abraham Caruthers Teaching Fellow; Scholar of Merit)

  • Birmingham-Southern College
    • (2013, B.A., magna cum laude, in History (Departmental Honors Distinction); Phi Alpha Theta; Order of Omega; J. David Fraley Award; Dean’s Scholar)


The Honorable Teresa T. Pulliam, 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama

Monday, July 11, 2022


Maynard & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce the arrival of five experienced attorneys joining the Firm as Associates in the Real Estate, Public Finance, Cybersecurity & Privacy, and Healthcare practice groups. A. Wade Cornelius, Associate, Real Estate, BirminghamCallie Passwater, Associate, Public Finance, AtlantaThomas Ritter, Associate, Cybersecurity & Privacy, NashvilleMitchell...

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