Greg's Profile

Greg is Chairman of the Firm and a member of Maynard's Corporate Section. He served as Chair of the Firm's Business Section for several years and Chair of both the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practice groups. He has also served on the Firm's Executive Committee for several years.

With 30 years of experience advising clients through all types of business matters and complex transactions, Greg's distinguished and steadfast clientele includes both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as emerging growth and start-up businesses, portfolio companies and their private equity and venture capital investors. His industry knowledge and experience is expansive, ranging from global manufacturers to companies operating in the financial services, healthcare, and technology sectors.

Greg focuses his corporate practice on providing the following areas of service to clients:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions - handles a variety of mergers and acquisitions transactions, as well as joint ventures, for both private and public companies
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital - regularly represents venture capital and private equity investors, as well as early-stage and growth-stage companies, in connection with a variety of venture capital, private equity, CAPCO, and other similar financing transactions
  • Private Investment Fund Formation - assists with the formation of private equity and venture capital funds, hedge funds and fund of funds, real estate investment funds, as well as advises fund managers and investment advisors on all matters relating to the regulation and investment activities thereof
  • General Counsel Services - provides ongoing strategic business and legal advice to numerous private and public companies regarding matters of corporate governance, dispute resolution, crisis management, strategic planning, and communications, among others
  • Securities Offerings - represents both public and private companies in connection with public offerings of debt and equity securities, including numerous public offerings, including IPOs, and private placement transactions from early and growth-stage companies

Greg's success has earned him numerous accolades, among which is his distinguished Band 1 ranking as a Leading Corporate Practitioner by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He is consistently recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© across multiple practice areas including Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities Law and Venture Capital Law. Greg was tapped by Best Lawyers® as "Lawyer of the Year" in 2020 for Corporate Law, in 2010 and 2015 for Corporate Governance and Compliance, in 2017 for Securities/Capital Markets Law and again in 2019 in the area of Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law.

“Greg has the table stakes of integrity, professionalism and technical knowledge.”

“He is the best corporate and M&A lawyer in the market.”

“He helps us out on transactions, and he is very knowledgeable in the areas of securities and all things corporate.”

“He is very smart and dedicated, and is a leader of the firm.”

“I think of him as the best in the market. He is a very, very good negotiator, and he has the ability to get along with who is negotiating.”

Greg's Accolades

  • Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in the area of Corporate Law (2004-Present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation Law, and Venture Capital Law (2006-present)
  • Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in Corporate Governance Law (2021); Corporate Law (2020); Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (2019, 2022); Securities/Capital Markets Law (2017); Corporate Compliance Law (2010, 2015)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers for Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance & Compliance, Securities & Corporate Finance (2008-present)
  • Distinguished as “The Best of the Bar” for 2020 by the Birmingham Business Journal
  • Birmingham Business Journal's Most Influential Executives (2018-present)
  • B-Metro, Selected as a Top Attorney (2020)
  • Birmingham Magazine's "Top Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer" (2011, 2013)
  • Birmingham Business Journal's "Best of Bar" for Corporate & Securities (2006)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating

Greg's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Affiliations
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
Civic Involvement
  • Birmingham Business Alliance, Vice Chairman of Public Policy (2018)
  • Downtown Rotary Club
  • Birmingham Venture Club, Board of Directors; President (2008)
  • Grace House Ministries, Board of Directors

Admissions

State Bar: Alabama

Education
  • University of Alabama School of Law
    • (1989, J.D.)
  • Vanderbilt University
    • (1985, B.A.)

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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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Maynard Represents AAA Cooper Transportation in its Acquisition by Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc.

Maynard Cooper & Gale represented AAA Cooper Transportation, a leading less-than-truckload (“LTL”) carrier, in connection with its sale to Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:KNX). The enterprise value of the transaction is $1.35 billion and makes a significant impact on Knight-Swift’s growth platform in the LTL space. AAA Cooper will...

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Maynard Cooper & Gale Receives High Marks in 2021 Chambers USA

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce that twelve areas of practice and 43 lawyers received high rankings in the recently released 2021 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Maynard is ranked as a leading firm in the following areas of practice: Alabama Banking &...

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