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Alston & Bird LLP

43 National Rankings & 118 Metro Rankings  |  Client Confirmed  |  Website

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Alston & Bird provides a creative and business practical approach to ERISA Law, which is not easy to find in an ERISA law firm. They also do an outstanding job of making a complex area like ERISA understandable and provide workable resolutions to issues. Alston & Bird has deep expertise in ERISA and is well connected to the the various agencies that impact ERISA. They have been a true partner to our company.

Maureen Dry-Wasson Allegis Group, Inc.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Alston & Bird recently provided me with outstanding support on two highly complex mergers and acquisitions transactions. In working with us, they were the perfect combination of expertise, practicality and responsiveness.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Alston & Bird is a fantastic firm that integrates itself as a part of your in-house team. They are a pleasure to work with and always manage budgets efficiently. There are never any surprises with Alston & Bird on a matter. I am always confident with Alston & Bird that the best outcome achievable will be reached.

Health Care Law

The breadth and depth of subject matter expertise available at Alston & Bird is second to none. That, combined with the practical and balanced counsel/guidance provided, makes Alston & Bird one of IvyRehab's most trusted third party advisors.

David Zabell Ivy Rehab Network

Litigation - Banking & Finance

Over the course of my 45+ years in banking I have had the opportunity to work with many law firms. None of the other firms have provided the level of service and professionalism that Mark Kanaly and the rest of the group at Alston and Bird have provided. Whatever the situation, and there have been quite a few very different challenges, Alston and Bird always seems to have someone in the group with the expertise to help see us through. The advice and direction that we receive from them is far better than any of the other firms I have worked with.

Ed Briscoe First IC Bank

Technology Law

Alston & Bird has a deep bench of technology attorneys who know the law, the market and how to give practical advice on deals.

Litigation - Construction

We have, thus far, repeatedly out-maneuvered opposing counsel. Mike Shanlever, John Hanover, and the Alston & Birdteam appear to understand the contract so much better than our opposition that we have completely succeeded in our short-term goals.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

We could not be more pleased with Alston's representation.   Their professionalism, attention to every detail, as well as the sophistication of their approach, set them apart from similar firms.  Alston's Ted Kang provides unsurpassed leadership in this space. 

Al Pitzner James B. Nutter & Co.

Litigation - Environmental

Jeffrey Dintzer and his team at Alston & Bird are consummate professionals and highly-proficient strategists. The counsel they provide is consistently couched in a direct and honest manner which ensures their clients are provided a balanced and thoughtful range of options in identifying and selecting courses of action.

Patent Law

My experience with Alston & Bird, especially with partners J. Haynes and S. Abhyankar, has been nothing but impeccable.

Trademark Law

Jason Rosenberg and the Alston & Bird team deftly worked through a complex piece of litigation with an unreasonable and unrealistic plaintiff. I appreciated their attention to detail in coming up with a winning strategy which ultimately resulted in a dismissal of the claim.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Alston does a fantastic job in M&A providing practical commercial guidance. They're a top-notch advisor for highly complex transactions, but also provide reasonable methods for closing deals beyond what other firms deliver.

Scott Jarvis Architectural Surfaces

Nonprofit / Charities Law

Every member of the Alston and Bird team has listened to us with the kind of attention that helped us trust their guidance. They offered ideas and suggestions and were open to creative feedback. We were very impressed with how quickly the team cultivated a great rapport with us as clients, and we would highly recommend them for others in our field.

Trace Haythorn Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

Tax Law

Edward Tanenbaum and Heather Ripley on the Alston & Bird tax team are smart, diligent and very easy to work with. They take complex tax concepts and are able to distill this into explanations that can be ingested by lawyers and nonlawyers. In addition to the immediate issue, they appropriately elevate the key issues and drive things to results. They are very responsive and are always able to get on a quick call to discuss the issue. I would recommend them for any highly complex, cross-border tax issues.

Trusts & Estates Law

Bob Edge, Mark Williamson, and Margaret Scott are spectacular lawyers -- i cannot say enough about their expertise and responsiveness -- and everything else -- nothing but superlatives

Jack Sawyer Cresset


Alston & Bird's FDA practice is not only well-versed in all aspect of the law, but it plays a lead role in promoting the professionalism of the entire FDA law and regulation community. They are all top-notch.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Over the years, I have worked with several different attorneys from Alston & Bird, and my experience has always been exceptional. These are extraordinarily talented attorneys who have a wealth of experience, and offer practical solutions in a cost-effective manner, with the client's individual and specific needs in mind.

Gia Incardone Samsung C&T America, Inc.

Insurance Law

In my experience, Alston & Bird is the preeminent law firm to defend life insurance class action lawsuits. They have many years of experience and approach their cases in a unique way that focuses on math and actuarial science that I have not seen duplicated by any other law firm. Alston & Bird also has a deep bench of talent in this area and has represented many leading life insurance companies. Alston & Bird is particularly adept with COI cases.

International Trade and Finance Law

Absolutely the best firm for trade related matters that I've worked with.

Serge Zagury Gildan Activeware

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