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R. Alan Deer

R. Alan Deer

Partner

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

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Profile

Alan Deer has broad experience in banking, financial services, and corporate law, with his primary focus on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Regulatory, examination, and enforcement matters
  • Formation of de novo institutions
  • Capital-raising and subordinated debt
  • State licensing and entry
  • Syndicated, working capital, and asset-based credit transactions

Alan also advises boards of directors and committees of financial institutions on corporate governance matters generally and in connection with strategic transactions, regulatory actions, internal investigations, and executive management transitions. He has experience with and insight into the fiduciary duties and responsibilities of corporate directors.

Alan was formerly general counsel and corporate secretary for a top 20 bank holding company, where he provided legal oversight for mergers and other financial transactions valued in excess of $15 billion. He is consistently listed in the top ranks in his areas of practice by the Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America®, and other similar publications. In 2016, Alan was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Financial Services Regulation Law in Birmingham by The Best Lawyers in America®.

Alan is a frequent presenter on banking and corporate-related topics.  He also has served as an adjunct professor of banking law at the Cumberland Law School at Samford University in Birmingham.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • Auburn University, B.S., Accounting, 1985
Areas of Practice
Blogs

BuildSmart
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Significant issues can arise during the three phases of the design and construction process. Effective planning, performance and completion are critical to the success of any construction project. So is informed counsel that addresses a variety of business issues, including mergers and...

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...

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...

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