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Tim's Profile

Tim is a Shareholder and Chair of the Securities Regulation & Corporate Finance Practice at Maynard. He is also a member of several other practice groups in the Firm’s Corporate, Securities & Tax Section, including the Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance & Compliance, and Private Equity & Venture Capital practices.

With his practice focused in the areas of corporate and securities law, Tim represents both private and publicly held companies from a wide range of industries in the public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, and general corporate representation. He also counsels both new and established public companies regarding their public reporting obligations, corporate governance matters, and other issues related to their public company status, including compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, NYSE Listing Standards, and NASDAQ Listing Requirements.

Tim assists and advises publicly traded companies in preparing periodic reports and other filings under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. He also counsels clients on corporate governance and public company disclosure in response to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and related rulemaking by the SEC and the national securities exchanges.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has distinguished Tim as a "Leading Corporate Attorney" every year since 2013, and he was most recently recognized by Best Lawyers® 2019 as a "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Securities/Capital Markets Law.

“Tim is the best securities lawyer in the state of Alabama, and the southeast. He has great expertise and few others are as intimate as he is with the rules.”

“He is fantastic. He is very thorough, responsive, easy to get a hold of and quick in response.”

“He focuses on getting us to the point we need to be at, but he doesn’t get lost in the minutiae.”

"Tim is exceptional - a purebred securities lawyer."

Tim's Experience

  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed healthcare company in two underwritten secondary offerings of over $400 million in common stock
  • Represented a NYSE-listed healthcare company in an A/B exchange offer of an aggregate of $700 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes
  • Represented National Commerce Corporation, a registered bank holding company, in connection with an underwritten initial public offering of its common stock valued at approximately $38 million and listing on the NASDAQ Global Select Market
  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed healthcare company in a Rule 144A offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes
  • Represented Protective Life Corporation in underwritten public offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of subordinated debentures
  • Represented Torchmark Corporation in underwritten public offerings of $125 million in junior subordinated debentures and $300 million in senior notes
  • Represented General Chemical in its acquisition of Southern Water Consultants
  • Represented Protective Life Corporation in underwritten public offering of $800 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes
  • Represented Torchmark Corporation in underwritten public offering of $300 million in senior notes
  • Represented Protective Life Corporation, a NYSE listed company, in an underwritten public offering of 15,525,000 shares of common stock
  • Represented Alabama National BanCorporation, a Nasdaq listed bank holding company, in its sale to Royal Bank of Canada in a transaction valued at approximately $1.6 billion
  • Represented Source Medical Solutions, Inc. in its acquisition of Serbin Surgery Center Billing
  • Represented Torchmark Corporation, a NYSE listed insurance holding company, in underwritten public offerings of $120 million in trust preferred securities and $250 million in senior notes from a universal shelf registration statement
  • Represented Alabama National BanCorporation, a publicly owned bank holding company, in an underwritten, follow-on public offering of approximately $53 million of common stock
  • Represented a privately owned Top 100 healthcare IT company (as ranked by Healthcare Informatics in 2005) in financing transactions, including the private placement of $16 million of preferred stock in a rights offering led by a private equity fund
  • Represented the acquirer in a stock-for-stock merger of two publicly traded companies involving a registered exchange offer on Form S-4 of securities valued at over $100 million
  • Represented a multinational publicly-traded owner of hotel properties in its underwritten offering of $450 million of high yield debt pursuant to Rule 144A and subsequent Exxon Capital exchange offer
  • Represented an offshore oil and gas services company listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange in a going private transaction
  • Represented a publicly-held communications technology company in several private investment in public equity (“PIPE”) financings involving the private placement of preferred stock and other convertible securities and the subsequent registration for resale to the public of the underlying common stock
  • Represented a de novo state chartered bank in organization in connection with a $10 million state-registered public offering of equity securities
  • Negotiated an international joint venture between two electronics repair and maintenance service providers in connection with the offering of avionics repair and support services to certain European air forces

Tim's Accolades

  • Chambers USA: Leading Individual in the area of Corporate Law (2013-present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Securities Regulation Law (2014-present), Securities/Capital Markets Law (2016-present), and Corporate Law (2016-present)
  • Best Lawyers® 2021 and 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Mid South Super Lawyers for Securities & Corporate Finance (2014-present)
  • Who's Who Legal Corporate: Merger & Acquisition; Corporate Governance (2018-Present)

Tim's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Vice-Chair of Corporate Counseling and Litigation Subcommittee within the ABA Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, Committee on Corporate Governance, Committee on Negotiated Acquisitions
  • Thomson Reuters Business Law Partner Advisory Board
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association


State Bar: Alabama, Maryland

  • Vanderbilt University Law School
    • (1999, J.D.)

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • (1992, B.A.)

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Grinch who Stole the Inside Tip: Mismanaging Analysts’ Expectations

What would you do if you were the head of investor relations at a public company that is now expecting to miss the analysts’ consensus estimate for revenues by nearly $1 billion? Would you start calling analysts to provide data to convince them to lower their estimates? According to a...

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Stocking Stuffer from the SEC: SEC Adopts Final Rules on 10b5-1 Plans and Related Disclosures

On December 14, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced amendments to Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and related insider trading laws (the “Amendments”). The Amendments were adopted in response to the growing perception that Rule 10b5-1 plans have...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

“This Ain’t the Summer of Love”: The SEC’s new “Pay versus Performance” Disclosure Rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission continued its busy summer of rulemaking on August 25th when it issued final “Pay versus Performance” disclosure rules, which were originally proposed back in 2015 and are required under the Dodd-Frank Act. And, if you are like most companies and advisors who now have just...

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