Harold Kushner’s practice is focused in the areas of tax and corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, estate and trust planning and employer resources. He represents clients in diverse industries such as steel, manufacturing, retail, technology and software, distribution, franchising, publications, construction, real estate development and healthcare, with an emphasis on representation of closely held corporations. In the area of emerging business and venture capital financing, he has represented start-up ventures and investors in private equity transactions. His extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions includes representation of buyers and sellers in connection with such transactions. He has worked with strategic buyers as well as financial buyers, including private equity funds. He recently represented the sellers of a Birmingham- based aluminum recycling facility to Toyota. He has also handled mergers and acquisitions in various other industries, including manufacturing, distribution, technology, construction and others.
Harold has been active in various bar association committees. He has served as a representative of the Alabama Bar Association on the Internal Revenue Service Practitioner's Council. He is a former Chairman of The Entrepreneurial Center, as well as the Alabama Securities Commission. He has served on various civic boards, has been active in the National Conference for Community and Justice, and has served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Charitable Real Estate Foundation. Harold has lectured at numerous seminars and institutes on corporate and taxation matters.
Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, Securities & Corporate Finance, 2009–2015 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2015-2022 Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2015-2022 Corporate Law, 1989-2022 Corporate, M&A, and Securities Law, 1995-2006 Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 1995-1996 Tax Law, 2005-2022 Trusts and Estates, 2018 "Lawyer of the Year," Birmingham, Corporate Law, 2011 Listed in Chambers USA Corporate/Commercial, 2006-2021 Corporate/M&A, 2003-2005 Listed in B-Metro, "Top Lawyers," 2019 Formation of Molpus Woodlands Fund III, L.P. Represented The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC in the formation of a timber management fund, the members of which are state and municipal retirement funds, foreign governmental entities, insurance companies, and other financial institutions. Pizitz Building (Birmingham, AL) Redevelopment Advised Bayer Properties and its principals and subsidiaries regarding the formation and capitalization of a group of entities to redevelop the Pizitz Building (Birmingham, AL) through a combination of equity, debt and tax credit investments Recapitalization of Saiia Construction Represented Saiia Construction, LLC, a premier site construction and civil maintenance provider, in the sale of a controlling interest to an affiliate of Insight Equity, a private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas.