Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Maynard's Public Finance Practice operates at the crossroads of government, business, and finance. With one of the largest public finance practice groups in the southeast, the firm offers the full complement of public finance services, including planning prior to a debt issue, guidance during financing, and ongoing post-issuance tax and securities compliance. Clients seek our guidance and expertise to develop and secure innovative financing structures for all types of projects, and we tailor our services to efficiently meet their needs.

The roles in which our Public Finance team members serve include:

  • Bank Counsel
  • Bond Counsel
  • Disclosure Counsel
  • Private Placement Counsel
  • Special Tax Counsel
  • Swaps/Derivatives Counsel
  • Underwriter's Counsel

Year after year, Maynard earns the top tier "Leading Firm" distinction in the area of Banking & Finance: Public Finance by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and six attorneys in the group are recognized as Leading Individuals in this field. We have numerous lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers in the areas of Public Finance, Project Finance, and Government Finance, and the U.S. News "Best Law Firms" listing consistently positions Maynard in the top tiers on the National and Metropolitan levels.

We regularly handle matters involving:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Airport Authorities
  • Boards of Education
  • Cities and Counties
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Health Care
  • Historic Tax Credits
  • IRS Audit and Tax Controversy
  • New Markets Tax Credits
  • Non-Profit/501(c)(3) Entities
  • Opportunity Zone Financing
  • Post-Issuance Compliance
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Retail and Development Districts
  • Stadiums and Convention Centers
  • State Agencies
  • Swaps
  • Water and Sewer Boards

Clients of Public Finance Services

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Alabama State University
  • Alabaster Water Board
  • Altapointe Health Systems, Inc
  • Anniston Regional Medical Center Board
  • Auburn University
  • Baptist Health System, Inc.
  • BB&T
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Birmingham Airport Authority
  • Blount County Water Authority
  • Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County
  • Brookwood Baptist Health System
  • Cherokee County
  • Choctaw County
  • City of Albertville
  • City of Anniston
  • City of Birmingham
  • City of Boaz
  • City of Cullman
  • City of Evergreen
  • City of Foley
  • City of Gadsden
  • City of Lincoln
  • City of Mobile
  • City of Moody
  • City of Opelika
  • City of Oxford
  • City of Phenix City
  • City of Prattville
  • City of Vestavia Hills
  • Cullman County
  • Dynetics, Inc.
  • Hartselle Utilities Board
  • Houston County
  • Jefferson County Board of Education
  • Joe Jolly & Co.
  • Johnson Development, LLC
  • Lowndes County
  • Madison County
  • Marshall County
  • Montgomery Water Works & Sanitary Sewer Board
  • Morgan County
  • Noland Health Services, Inc.
  • Oxford Board of Education
  • Oxford Water Works and Sewer Board
  • Phenix City Board of Education
  • PNC Bank
  • Raymond James & Associates
  • Regions Bank
  • Regions Capital Advantage
  • Shelby County Board of Education
  • Spring Hill College
  • St. Clair County
  • State of Alabama
  • Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
  • Tallapoosa County
  • The Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners of the City of Mobile
  • The Frazer Lanier Company
  • The Hutton Company
  • The Sembler Company
  • The Westervelt Company
  • University of Alabama
  • University of North Alabama

Public Finance News
Thursday, December 8, 2022

The Bond Buyer Selects Maynard Public Finance Transaction as National 2022 Innovative Financing Deal of the Year

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard®) is proud to announce that the firm’s Public Finance Practice served as Bond Counsel and Disclosure Counsel in a municipal financing which received the prestigious Bond Buyer Deal of the Year award in the “Innovative Financing” category at the 21st annual Deal of the Year...

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Thursday, November 3, 2022


U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, collaboratively for the 13th consecutive year, announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2023. Maynard is distinguished as a National Top Tier firm in numerous areas of law, including the Tier I rankings for our Patent Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation practices...

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Monday, July 11, 2022


Maynard & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce the arrival of five experienced attorneys joining the Firm as Associates in the Real Estate, Public Finance, Cybersecurity & Privacy, and Healthcare practice groups. A. Wade Cornelius, Associate, Real Estate, BirminghamCallie Passwater, Associate, Public Finance, AtlantaThomas Ritter, Associate, Cybersecurity & Privacy, NashvilleMitchell...

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