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Raymond L. Bell, Jr.
Shareholder
PROFILE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Raymond's Profile

Raymond is a Shareholder in Maynard Cooper’s Government Solutions Practice Group of the Corporate Section.  He will practice out of both the Mobile and Montgomery offices.

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 or 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)

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
CONTACT
T 251.300.6293
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Legal Assistant
Tracy Apker
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama
EDUCATION

Faulkner University (1998, J.D.)

University of Montevallo (1994,
B.S., Political Science)

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...
December 14, 2018
MAYNARD COOPER ADDS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS VETERAN RAYMOND BELL AS SHAREHOLDER
Birmingham, Al. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that Raymond L. Bell, Jr. has joined the Firm as a Shareholder in the Government Solutions...
May 24, 2019
2019 Legislative Update: Week Ten
Despite a few flare-ups of controversy, the Legislature had a relatively productive three-day week. The Senate in particular made quick work of a budget debate and several calendars’ worth of relatively noncontroversial legislation. The House worke...
May 17, 2019
2019 Legislative Update: Week Nine
With 21 of the constitutionally permitted 30 days used after a three-day week this week, the 2019 Regular Legislative Session has begun to pick up the pace for a sprint to the finish. The House plans to take up only bills originated in that chamber f...
April 29, 2019
2019 Legislative Update: Week Six
After its third relatively calm two-day week, the Legislature seems to have settled into a steady, productive pace. That adjustment is all the more remarkable for the fact that nearly one-third of the Legislators are new to their respective chambers....
April 19, 2019
2019 Legislative Update: Week Five
After the second two-day week—during which the Legislature was only in session and voting on the floor on Tuesday and Thursday—in a row, the 2019 Regular Session has started to move at a much more familiar pace. The session has now also produced...