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Gerald Burnett Speaks on LLC Planning on December 16th

December 8, 2015

F. Gerald Burnett will speak on Drafting Operating Agreements Under Alabama’s New LLC Act on December 16, 2015.   He will speak at the National Business Institute’s seminar, Limited Liability Companies – Planning Under Alabama’s New LLC Act, at the SprinhHill Suites by Marriott in Downtown Birmingham.

Nancy Ball Speaks at Estate Planning Seminar

December 8, 2015

Nancy W. Ball spoke at the 38th Annual Estate Planning Seminar, hosted by the University of Alabama, on Friday, December 4th at the Embassy Suites Hoover Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama.  Mrs. Ball spoke on Ethics Issues: Letters to Clients.

Welcome New Associates!

September 30, 2015

Cabaniss Johnston would like to welcome our new associates to the Firm.  Steven W. Strother, Jr. is an associate whose practice encompasses Corporate and Tax Law, Real Estate Law, and Trust and Estate Administration.  Laura E. Collins is an associate practicing in the area of Commercial and Business Litigation.

Cabaniss Johnston Attorneys Recognized in the 2016 Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America”

September 17, 2015

Congratulations to the following Cabaniss Johnston lawyers who have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2016 by Best Lawyers in America in the following specialties and metro areas:

We are also pleased to announce the following lawyers have been recognized in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The Best Lawyers in America list is based on a rigorous national survey involving more than 4 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Crawford S. McGivaren, Jr. (1987)

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Railroad Law

Sydney F. Frazier, Jr. (1995)

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Benjamen T. Rowe (1999)

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Patrick H. Sims (2008)

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment

Donald J. Stewart (1991)

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Municipal Law

Roy J. Crawford (1989)

  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Tax Law

F. Gerald Burnett (2009)

  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law

David S. Dunkle (1987)

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

C. Fred Daniels (1993)

  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation & Controversy – Tax
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

G. Thomas Sullivan (2012)

  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law

Carolyn L. Duncan (2007)

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation

Leonard Wertheimer III (1987)

  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

R. Boyd Miller (1995)

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

R. Carlton Smyly (2007)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation – Construction

 

Steve A. Tucker (2007)

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Railroad Law

Sandy G. Robinson (1995)

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Herbert H. West (2013)

  • Corporate Law

Steven A. Benefield (2007)

  • Business Organizations
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Melanie Merkle Atha (2010)

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

John Mark Graham (2010)

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Railroad Law

K.W. Michael Chambers (2014)

  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mediation

 Note: (Year) = First year the lawyer was listed in Best Lawyers.

City of Mobile Settles With BP

August 12, 2015

BP recently settled with several municipalities over the 2010 oil spill. Donald J. Stewart, City Attorney for the City of Gulf Shores, assisted with the successful negotiation on that city’s behalf in the settlement with BP.  For the complete article, please click here.

11th Annual Collaborative Law Conference

May 20, 2015

Melanie Merkle Atha is co-chairing the Global Collaborative Law Council’s 11th Annual Collaborative Law Conference, September 15-18, 2015 at the Belo Mansion in Dallas, Texas.  This year, the conference will focus on use of Collaborative Practice in medical error cases.  Ms. Atha serves as the Secretary for the GCLC Board.