Telephone: 205-716-5255
Facsimile: 205-716-5389

2001 Park Place North
Suite 700
Birmingham, Alabama 35203-4804

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Carolyn L. Duncan

Carolyn Duncan’s practice is concentrated in securities issuance and compliance matters. Experienced in a wide variety of public and private securities work, she represents issuers, underwriters, and other parties in numerous facets of this area of law, including public and private offerings of securities, registration and continuous disclosure matters, proxy solicitations, tender offers, business combinations, restricted securities and transactions by corporate insiders. She represents securities broker-dealer firms, banks, mutual funds, fund managers and investment advisors in connection with state and federal securities law matters and FINRA, NYSE, MSRB and other regulatory and self-regulatory organization compliance.

Ms. Duncan has served since 1991 as the Alabama State Liaison to the American Bar Association State Regulation of Securities Committee, and has been involved, either as the primary drafter or as a member of the Alabama Law Institute’s Securities Committees, in every significant revision to the Alabama Securities Act since 1978. She has been an elected member of the Alabama Law Institute since 1992. She has been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America in 2015, 2016 and 2017.  A member of the Alabama and Birmingham Bars, she is admitted to practice in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. She is also a frequent speaker and lecturer on securities law.

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To initiate a possible representation, call the telephone number located under the attorney’s photo. He or she will determine if any conflict exists, and, if not, put you in touch with an appropriate lawyer. When you receive an engagement letter from that lawyer, you will be our client, and we may exchange information freely.

Areas of Practice:

  • Securities


  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, 1978
  • M.M.E., University of Montevallo, 1975
  • B.M., University of Montevallo, 1971

Admitted to Practice:

  • Alabama State Bar (1978)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit