Raymond's Profile

Raymond is a Shareholder in Maynard Cooper's Government Solutions Practice Group of the Corporate Section.

Drawing on 25 years of government relations experience, Raymond counsels both public and private sector clients across a wide spectrum of industries and is uniquely positioned to work with elected and appointed officials and regulatory and policy personnel within local, state, and federal government. In addition to his government relations practice, he also provides counsel to public entities and advises clients on public finance, economic development, energy, and affordable housing issues.

Often tapping his wide network of personal and professional relationships, Raymond stays abreast of issues that affect or may affect his clients. He understands the concerns and needs of his clients in each of the areas in which he practices.

Raymond has vast investment banking experience, having worked in the public finance arena helping cities, counties, states, authorities, governmental agencies, and not-for-profit corporations. Consequently, he understands both the legal and finance sides of public finance. Raymond assists clients in transforming an economic development concept into a completed project and positioning it for future expansion. He is also well versed in the Energy industry and has a deep knowledge base for handling regulatory, business, and community matters.

Additionally, he helps clients structure mixed-use, traditional, and workforce housing using traditional, bond, tax credit, and other financing tools.

As a former chair, vice-chair, and member of the State of Alabama Ethic Commission, Raymond became immersed in the contours and complexities of public disclosure laws, regulatory requirements, and other matters. He serves as a Special District Court Judge for Alabama's Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, a role he's performed when needed for more than a decade.

Raymond's Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law and Worker’s Compensation Law-Employers (2012-present); Government Relations Practice (2021)

Raymond's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Alabama Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Ethics Commission
  • Alabama Governor's Transition Team
  • Alabama School of Math and Science
  • Mobile Chamber of Commerce
  • Vernon Z. Crawford Bay Area Bar Association
  • Housing and Development Law Institute
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
  • Project Blueprint

Civic Involvement

  • Leadership Alabama, Class of 2013-2014
  • Leadership Mobile, Class of 2013

Raymond's Speaking Engagements

  • July 18, 2019: Panelist for "What Litigators Want in a Mediator" - Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting

Bar Admissions

State Bar: Alabama

Education
  • Faulkner University
    • (1998, J.D.)
  • University of Montevallo
    • (1994, B.S., Political Science)

Friday, February 12, 2021

2021 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE WEEK 2

Overview The Legislature returned to Montgomery for a second consecutive three-day work week, meaning the 2021 Regular Session is already one-fifth complete. Next week, legislators will take a planned weeklong hiatus, giving State House staff the ability to sanitize the building and legislative leadership an opportunity to reassess their COVID...

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Friday, February 5, 2021

2021 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE WEEK 1

Overview The 134th Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature began at noon on Tuesday, February 2. Representatives and senators reported for duty in Montgomery amidst the coronavirus pandemic set to threaten legislative proceedings for the second year in a row. While the normal excitement of Opening Day was missing, leaders...

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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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