Alston is in our Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Group. He focuses his practice primarily on Public Finance, Municipal Bonds, Financial Services, Tax-Exempt Organizations and Economic Development Incentives.

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Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1976
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Alabama: Northern


  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Public Finance (Alabama), 2021-2022
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Public Finance Law, 2008-2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 1987-2022

Education & Honors

  • University of Alabama, J.D., 1976
    • Editor-in-Chief, Alabama Law Review
    • Omicron Delta Kappa
    • Jasons Senior Honorary
  • University of North Carolina, A.B., American Studies, 1970
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Distinguished Naval Graduate, NROTC
  • Clerkship, Senior Judge Seybourn H. Lynne, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama


  • Experienced in all aspects of municipal and public finance, including service as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, special tax counsel and counsel to financial institutions providing credit enhancement for financing by state and local governments and their boards, authorities and agencies in Alabama and other states.
  • Practice includes financings for a wide variety of governmental purposes, including governmental operations and infrastructure, elementary, secondary and higher education, healthcare, housing, transportation, public utilities and economic and industrial development, and related economic development incentives.
  • Extensive experience in a full range of financing structures for both tax-exempt and taxable obligations, including fixed and variable rate transactions, structured financing, pool financings and the use of interest rate swaps and other financial derivative products.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Presenter, "Legal Fundamentals of Industrial and Economic Development Financing in Alabama," Presented to the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama and Various County and Municipal Industrial Development Boards and Authorities.
  • Author, Brochure: "Introduction to Alabama Public Finance Law."