Gregory S. Curran
Chairman of the Firm

Greg's Profile

Greg is Chairman of the Firm and a member of Maynard Cooper’s Corporate Securities & Tax Practice. He serves as Chair of the Firm’s Business Section and Co-Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practice group. He has also served on the firm’s Executive Committee for several years.

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

  • 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 Awards

  • Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in the area of Corporate/Commercial (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, and Venture Capital Law (2006-present)
  • Best Lawyers® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Corporate Law; 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Best Lawyers® 2010 and 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Corporate Compliance Law
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers for Mergers & Acquisitions (2016-present)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers for Corporate Governance & Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Securities & Corporate Finance (2008-2015)
  • Birmingham Business Journal‘s Most Influential Executives (2018-present)
  • 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


  • 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
State Bar:Alabama

University of Alabama School of Law (1989, J.D.)

Vanderbilt University (1985, B.A.)

August 15, 2019
130 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 130 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their practice areas in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting att...
August 9, 2019
Maynard Cooper Chairman Named Among Most Influential Executives in Birmingham
Greg Curran, chairman of Maynard Cooper & Gale and member of the Firm’s Corporate Securities and Tax Practice, was named among...
May 1, 2019
39 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys And 8 Practice Groups Receive Recognition In The 2019 Chambers USA Guide
Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard Cooper) is pleased to announce that 39 of its attorneys and eight of its practice groups have received high marks in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA, the industry’s most respected legal rankings publicat...
October 16, 2018
Birmingham, AL.  With the recent addition of a market leading team of Business and IP lawyers from Bradley, Maynard Cooper & Gale (“Maynard Cooper”) is pleased to announce the formation of Maynard Venture Partners, a unique...
October 5, 2018
Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper's Chairman of the Firm, Greg Curran, will join 63 other leaders from across the state of Alabama in the 2018-2019 Class of Lea...
August 15, 2018
Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 116 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their areas of practice in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Included in...