Finis' Profile

Finis St. John is a member of Maynard’s Corporate Section and devotes a significant amount of his practice to mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, and providing general counsel services to private companies. He also has extensive experience advising both individuals and businesses on a wide range of general corporate matters, including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, entity formations, and business restructurings. Finis partners with his clients, particularly those operating in the entrepreneurial sector, to provide strategic advice on legal and business issues that his clients face on a daily basis.

“He’s an excellent attorney. This is who you want in the foxhole with you when you have a big matter looming. Has a great eye for the big picture and can catch items that others pass by. He has great attention to detail in the most tedious, big assignments. Finis makes disclosure schedules palatable because he is on top of them in such a focused manner. He can handle a lot of balls in the air at one time.”

Finis's Accolades

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2021-present)

Finis's Affiliations and Civic Involvement


  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Venture Club
  • Leadership Alabama-Alabama Leadership Initiative (2013)

Civic Involvement

  • Monday Morning Quarterback Club – Crippled Children’s Foundation
  • UVA Club of Birmingham


State Bar: Alabama

  • University of Alabama School of Law
    • (2012, J.D.)
  • University of Virginia
    • (2008, B.A.)
  • University of Fribourg
    • (2010, Summer, Comparative Banking and Commercial Law Exchange Program)

Thursday, August 19, 2021

179 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 179 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 17 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 48 of the Firm’s younger attorneys...

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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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Monday, January 13, 2020


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 13, 2020) — Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard Cooper) is pleased to announce the promotion of five attorneys, effective January 1, 2020: Sarah S. Glover, James “Jay” C. Lester, John A. Little, Jr., and Finis E. St. John V were promoted as shareholders, and Chitra M. Kalyanaraman...

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