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Alston & Bird LLP

44 National Rankings & 115 Metro Rankings | Website

Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provide them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

I have worked with Alston & Bird for a number of years on very complex issues. They are experts, with outstanding insight and perspective, and are strategic.

Anne Ambrose Imerys USA, Inc

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

I've worked with Alston & Bird for nearly ten years. They not only act as legal counsel to our asset management business, but also as a trusted adviser on many business and compliance matters related to the firm. We're confident our business is protected, yet Alston arrives at creative solutions to many complicated matters. They have been an invaluable asset to our business.

Julie DeMatteo RJ O’Brien

Banking and Finance Law

I have been extremely pleased with Alston & Bird's bankruptcy group and their knowledge and understanding of what a client needs, especially David Wender and Jonathan Edwards. Their fees are fair and their knowledge and responsiveness is spot on. I recommend them always. The transaction team that we utilize, which is lead by Richard Grice, is fantastic. The corporate group lead by Mark Kanaly is very responsive and always willing to help. Lastly, if there is an issue with bank regulators on a state or federal level, Cliff Stanford does an excellent job.

Allan Kamensky Synovus Bank

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Alston & Bird are an outstanding team. Tim Selby and Allison Muth have done a terrific job for us.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Alston & Bird is an excellent firm with excellent lawyers. I would recommend them highly and without reservation to anyone needing legal services in the Bankruptcy/Restructuring/Insolvency area.

Christopher L. Picone Picone Advisory Group

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

I've used Alston & Bird for a variety of matters, including cybersecurity related issues, investment management and human resources. Tim Selby is the primary point of contact, and his depth of knowledge is endless when it comes to the Investment Adviser space. He is particularly adept in the commodities space, and his connectivity with the regulators and policy discussions in DC are extremely valuable.

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Alston & Bird offers a true value proposition. Tim Selby in the NY office is one of the most knowledgeable financial services lawyers in the US. He works with a team in Atlanta, DC and other parts of the firm that understands issues related to the SEC, NFA and other regulators - and who are outstanding at both deal oriented work and litigation particularly related to financial services. Their pricing is far less than major NY or Chicago firms - and the work is superior. I couldn't more strongly recommend using them.

Jane Shahmanesh Adherence Compliance Group

Banking and Finance Law

Our Bank depends on Alston & Bird to provide to provide a very high level of expertise across the board to us. We use them not only as the bank's primary counsel, but for many other services as well and their attorneys always have the same level of professionalism regardless of their specific specialty.

Patent Law

We are based in Portland, Oregon. There are a dozen firms here, with many more located on the west coast. I use Alston & Bird in Charlotte because they are by far and away the best firm for patent prep and prosecution I have worked with, and it is not even close. They understand technology, they understand business needs, they understand budget needs, they understand deadlines, and they make it all work together while producing rock solid patents.

Patent Law

We have been working with Alston & Bird, and primarily Joe Liebeschuetz, for about 10 years. They are fantastic and have really helped to develop our IP portfolio in a thorough and creative manner. We have interacted with a number of attorneys and support staff and they have been professional, responsive, knowledgeable and had great attention to detail. I would be happy to recommend them.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

I wish every one of my firms could be like Alston & Bird, in particular, my primary contact there, David Godofsky. His responsiveness is off-the-charts fast, and his knowledge of the benefits area is astounding. His ability to be a reliably creative, out-of-the-box thinker when it comes to evaluating our issues is extremely valuable. I would trust David implicitly with any project I were to give him.

Maureen Dry-Wasson Allegis Group, Inc.

Securities Regulation

Alston & Bird's securities and capital markets team, led by Mark McElreath, is incredible. Mark has worked on seemingly every type of transaction under the sun and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the securities laws. He's the top securities/capital markets lawyer with whom I've ever worked.

Samuel Berry Fortress Biotech Inc.

Tax Law

Alston & Bird offers excellent support on the spot of the transaction.

Kerstin Schulz Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA

Health Care Law

Alston & Bird feels like a friend, not just an attorney. We partnered with them on several projects. The quality of their people and work is exceptional.

John Finley Medi-Lynx