Randy is a business attorney who has experience in corporate law, taxation law, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions, international tax, and the legal aspects of accounting and auditing.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1992

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Tax Law, 2016-2018
  • Certified Public Accountant, Alabama and Georgia
  • National Conference of Lawyers and Certified Public Accountants, 2010-2013
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Instructor, Corporate Law, Birmingham School of Law, 2003-2006

Education & Honors

  • University of North Carolina, J.D., 1992
  • Duke University, M.B.A., 1989
  • University of Alabama, M.T.A., 1983
  • Auburn University, B.S., Accounting, cum laude, 1982

Experience

  • Representation of clients in numerous transactions involving business mergers and acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations.
  • Representation of private businesses in formation, organization and business planning.
  • Representation of private equity investors in connection with investments in various businesses.
  • Advise clients regarding federal, state and international tax issues.
  • Advise clients regarding accounting issues in transactional and litigation matters.
  • Appointed as special master to address accounting disputes and business valuation issues in various litigation proceedings.
  • Representation of clients in trademark clearance, registration and protection.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Speaker, “ Lawyer’s Role in the Audit Response Process:  Online Legal Confirmations-Driving Efficiency and Enhancing Client Service, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Accounting and Auditing Conference, Baltimore MD, July 13, 2015.
  • Speaker, “Summary of Current FASB Developments”, Law and Accounting Committee, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 18, 2015.
  • Speaker, "Summary of Current FASB Developments," Law and Accounting Committee, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law Annual  Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 13, 2014.
  • Speaker, "Summary of Current FASB Developments," Law and Accounting Committee, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law Spring Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, April 12, 2014. 
  • Speaker, "Tax Implications of Compensating Board Observers and Advisors," American Bar Association Section of Business Law, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 9, 2013.
  • Speaker, "U.S. Taxation for U.S. Businesses Doing Business in Brazil," Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce Southeast, Atlanta, GA, November 13, 2012.
  • Speaker, "Fundamentals of Sound Corporate Record Keeping: Key Principles and Practices That Every Corporate Secretary Should Know," American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 4, 2012.
  • Speaker, "Guiding the Private Company Board Meeting- Best Practices and Avoiding Pitfalls," American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Spring Meeting, Las Vegas, NV March 22, 2012.
  • Author, "Assignment, Delegation and Choice of Law Provisions in Commercial Agreements," The Practical Lawyer, June 2011.
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