Bradley announces that Denson N. Franklin III (“D.”), a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, has been appointed senior vice president and general counsel of Birmingham-based Vulcan Materials Company, which announced the appointment October 15.
Mr. Franklin will be transitioning from the firm over the next few months and will take on his new role in December.
“We congratulate D. on his new position as senior vice president and GC with Vulcan,” said Bradley Birmingham Office Managing Partner Dawn Helms Sharff. “This is a great recognition of D.’s ability as a lawyer and valued counsel to so many of our clients. D. has been working with Vulcan for years, and his deep knowledge of the construction materials industry and his broad experience helping companies with the full range of corporate and compliance issues make him ideally suited to this leadership role with the company.”
“D. has served our firm and our clients for more than 30 years, and he is a skilled lawyer and trusted advisor. We are extremely grateful for his many contributions to the firm’s success, and we know that he will be a tremendous asset to Vulcan,” added Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters.
A member of the S&P 500 index, Vulcan is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates – primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel – and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials, including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete.
A member of Bradley’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group, Mr. Franklin has focused his practice on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, finance transaction, and federal and state securities matters. He has represented clients ranging from established companies with global operations to early stage businesses. He has advised companies on a broad range of issues affecting their businesses, including clients in the information services, manufacturing, distribution and service, construction and engineering, construction materials, transportation and technology industries. Mr. Franklin has counseled companies and their boards on corporate governance and compliance issues, as well as family-owned businesses with ownership that spans multiple generations. In addition, he has advised emerging growth companies in their formation and funding, and has worked with companies from inception through venture capital funding and initial public offering or sale. He also has advised clients with respect to their overseas operations and acquisitions outside the United States.
Mr. Franklin received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Birmingham-Southern College.