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Denson N. Franklin

Denson N. Franklin

Partner

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

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D. Franklin's primary areas of practice include corporate, mergers and acquisitions, finance transaction and federal and state securities matters. He represents a variety of clients ranging from established companies with global operations to early stage businesses.

D. advises companies on a broad range of issues affecting their business, including clients in the information services, manufacturing, distribution and service, construction and engineering, construction materials, transportation and technology industries. He regularly counsels companies and their boards with respect to corporate governance and compliance issues. He has assisted a number of clients in private and public offerings of debt and equity securities, including initial public offerings.

D. counsels a number of family-owned businesses with ownership that spans multiple generations. He has significant experience advising on issues that are particular to family-owned businesses, such as ownership and control transfers within the family, estate planning and compensation of family and non-family executives. D. teams with the firm’s trusts and estates lawyers on many of these engagements.

In addition, he advises emerging growth companies in their formation and funding, and he has worked with a number of companies from inception through venture capital funding and initial public offering or sale. D. also regularly advises clients with respect to their overseas operations and acquisitions outside the United States.

D. is recognized in Chambers USA in the area of Corporate/Commercial law and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Business Organizations, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Compliance/Governance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions Law.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1988

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1988
  • Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., 1985, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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Family Business Advocates
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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™
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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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