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Alan K. Zeigler

Alan K. Zeigler

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Alabama, U.S.A.

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Alan Zeigler's primary practice area is public finance. He has served as bond counsel and as underwriter's counsel on tax-exempt financings involving public facilities and utilities for municipalities, counties and boards of education throughout the state. He has participated in numerous legislative drafting projects and has advised cities, counties and boards of education on finance and election matters, particularly those pertaining to ad valorem taxation for public schools. Alan served as pro bono counsel for the ad valorem school tax project undertaken by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) in 2006 and as pro bono counsel for PARCA's school sales tax project in 2008. He currently serves on the faculty of the University of Alabama’s Academy for Financial Training for new school superintendents and chief school financial officers.

Alan has spoken on public finance-related topics in connection with continuing education projects for education, municipal and county officials throughout the state. He has been listed annually in The Best Lawyers in America® in the Public Finance Law category since 2003 and has been listed in Chambers USA as a "Leading Individual" in Banking & Finance: Public Finance Law since 2008. He is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the Alabama Association of School Board Attorneys and is a fellow in the American College of Bond Counsel.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1975

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1974, Law Review
  • Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., 1971, cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Alan has been involved in public infrastructure financing in Alabama since beginning practice in 1975. While he has been particularly involved in public school capital projects and local sales and ad valorem tax matters for public schools in the last 25 years (including ad valorem school tax elections in many counties in Alabama), he has also served as bond counsel in numerous municipal and county general obligation and utilities financings throughout the state.
Blogs

Family Business Advocates
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Bradley’s Family Business Advocates Blog is a resource for family business owners and advisors. All business owners must plan ahead, think strategically and manage risk in order for their businesses to thrive. Family business owners must also manage family dynamics in the business, build...

It Pays to Be Covered™
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Bradley’s It Pays to Be Covered™ Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk...

Patent 213
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Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written...

Tennessee Appellate Review
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A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

The Law of Order
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as...

Underwritten
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Underwritten covers topics related to life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. Our team of experienced attorneys and authors offers insight on the issues insurers face as they seek to serve their policyholders and to mitigate risk. The blog covers significant court decisions,...

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