Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the following five attorneys have joined the firm’s Birmingham office: Timothy W. Gregg, Andrew S. Nix, and Julia Gruenewald Bernstein as partners, Stephen Hinton as counsel, and Maggie Johnson Cornelius as associate. Each of these lawyers was previously with the firm of Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.
“This is a very exciting time for Bradley, as we welcome such a distinguished and talented group of attorneys to our firm and to the Birmingham office,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier. “These attorneys bring an incredible wealth of experience, knowledge, and accomplishments. They are at the forefront of public company securities work in the Southeast. Our Corporate and Securities, Real Estate, and Banking teams will continue to flourish with the addition of each new member.”
“We are thrilled to be joining such a preeminent firm,” said Mr. Gregg. “Bradley has an excellent regional and national reputation. Working with this team across the expansive platform that Bradley has is an exciting opportunity for us. It will help us grow our practice and better serve our clients.”
Mr. Gregg practices on the firm’s Corporate and Securities team, representing both private and publicly held companies in public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, and general company representation. He also counsels both new and established public companies regarding their public reporting obligations, corporate governance matters, and other issues related to their public company status, including compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards. Mr. Gregg assists and advises publicly owned companies in preparing periodic reports and other filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. He also counsels clients on corporate governance and public company disclosure in response to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and related rulemaking by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the national securities exchanges. Mr. Gregg serves on several American Bar Association committees and is a member of Thomson Reuters’ Business Law Partner Advisory Board. He is listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America®, and Alabama Super Lawyers. Mr. Gregg earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Nix practices on Bradley’s Corporate and Securities team. He represents public companies in registered public securities offerings and counsels public companies regarding public reporting obligations, corporate governance matters, and equity compensation arrangements. He regularly assists publicly held clients with insider ownership reporting, as well as annual, quarterly, and current reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Nix also represents clients in private securities offerings and advises closely held institutions, including banks and bank holding companies, regarding various corporate and securities law issues. He has significant experience representing both private and publicly held companies in mergers and acquisitions, as well as advising businesses in connection with a broad range of general corporate matters, including corporate structure, formation, and reorganization. In addition, he represents sports and entertainment clients in a wide variety of transactions, including licensing arrangements and endorsement deals. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America® and in Alabama Super Lawyers. Mr. Nix is a member of the Board of Directors of Better Basics, and he is actively involved in the Alabama State Bar and the Birmingham Bar Association, currently serving as vice president of the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program Board of Directors, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Birmingham Bar Foundation. He earned his J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Alabama and his B.S. (cum laude) from Auburn University.
Ms. Bernstein practices on Bradley’s Real Estate and Banking and Financial Services teams, focusing on all aspects of the representation of lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured transactions, structured finance transactions, and multi-state transactions. She frequently issues legal opinions in connection with multi-state projects and as local counsel for transactions originated outside of Alabama secured by real property located within the state. Her practice includes representing banks, financial institutions, and other lenders as secured or unsecured creditors in loan workouts and debt restructuring efforts. She has also worked on various interest rate swap transactions. Ms. Bernstein routinely represents financial institutions and real estate and corporate clients in secured and unsecured commercial loans, as well as advising them in the restructuring and workout of defaulted commercial loans. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Banking and Finance Law. She is also an active member of the Turnaround Management Association and the Service Guild of Birmingham. Ms. Bernstein earned her J.D. from New York University and her B.A. (magna cum laude) from the University of Georgia.
Mr. Hinton represents public and private companies on an ongoing basis, including matters related to general corporate and securities law, securities offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He represents clients in connection with public offerings, Rule 144A offerings, and private placements, regularly advising public company clients in their preparation of periodic filings with the SEC, proxy statements, and earnings releases. Mr. Hinton has also advised public company clients on a variety of corporate governance-related matters, including compliance with stock exchange corporate governance listing standards, committee charters and corporate governance guidelines, Regulation FD, insider trading policies, and 10b5-1 trading plans. He earned his J.D. and his B.A. from Vanderbilt University.
Ms. Cornelius represents private and publicly held companies in securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions, and counsels public companies on general corporate governance matters. She regularly assists publicly held companies with insider ownership reporting and annual, quarterly, and current reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. She also counsels both new and established public companies regarding their public reporting obligations and other issues related to their public company status, including compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards. Ms. Cornelius serves as chair of the Cornerstone Schools of Alabama Junior Board. She earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University and her B.A. (cum laude) from the College of William & Mary.
Contact: Vivian Hood