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Alana Griffin has substantial experience advising companies and boards on corporate governance, and SEC disclosure and compliance issues as well as capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and related financing transactions. With over 25 years of experience, both in-house and at the firm, Alana's background gives her a unique perspective on problems faced by public companies as well as an understanding of the need for timely, practical advice on complex corporate matters.

With more than 25 years of experience, Alana counsels companies on corporate governance and Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure and compliance issues as well as capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions and related financing transactions.

Alana brings substantial corporate experience to her work with clients. Previously, she was Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors and Board Committees at Synovus Financial Corp. In those roles, she provided advice and strategic guidance to executives, senior management and the Board on a wide range of governance, compliance, contract, finance, executive compensation and human resources matters.

Before that, Alana was Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Secretary of HomeBanc Corp. While there, she served as lead corporate and securities counsel for a publicly traded real estate investment trust listed on the New York Stock Exchange. She also advised executive and senior management, as well as the Board of Directors, on a range of legal and strategic matters, and served as Secretary to the Board.

Alana began her legal career in New York and joined the firm's Atlanta office in 1994, where she represented a number of the firm's significant clients in connection with SEC, capital markets and Mergers & Acquisitions before going in-house in 2004.

Alana has been ranked by Legal 500 as among the best lawyers for 2016 in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial category.

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Credentials

J.D., Georgetown University, cum laude

B.A., University of South Carolina, magna cum laude

Georgia

New York

American Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

Top 500 Leading Lawyers in the U.S.: M&A/Corporate and Commercial


Legal 500, 2016

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Top 500 Leading Lawyers in the U.S.: M&A/Corporate and Commercial


Legal 500, 2016

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Advised Cousins Properties Incorporated in a $550 million public offering of its common stock.

Advised EndoChoice Holdings, Inc. on securities law matters in its $210 million merger with Boston Scientific Corporation.

Advised Post Properties, Inc. on securities law matters in its $3.9 billion merger with Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.

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Advised Cousins Properties Incorporated in a $550 million public offering of its common stock.

Advised EndoChoice Holdings, Inc. on securities law matters in its $210 million merger with Boston Scientific Corporation.

Advised Post Properties, Inc. on securities law matters in its $3.9 billion merger with Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.

Advised Carmike Cinemas Inc. on securities law matters in its $1.1 billion merger with AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

Advised Belk, Inc. on securities law matters in its $3 billion sale to an a affiliate of Sycamore Partners.  

Advised Synovus Financial Corp. on capital markets transactions aggregating $2.9 billion, including public and private offerings of common and preferred stock, debt securities and related tenders for existing debt securities.

Advised HomeBanc Corp. on capital markets transactions aggregating $135 million and $5.5 billion of asset-backed securities transactions.

Insights

Article · Source: Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal

February 1, 2019
To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Lessons in Careful Use of Social Media

Article · Source: American Bar Association Business Law Today

January 11, 2019
Institutional Investors Petition the SEC to Require ESG Disclosures

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Matters

Advised Cousins Properties Incorporated in a $550 million public offering of its common stock.

Advised EndoChoice Holdings, Inc. on securities law matters in its $210 million merger with Boston Scientific Corporation.

Advised Post Properties, Inc. on securities law matters in its $3.9 billion merger with Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.

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Matters

Advised Cousins Properties Incorporated in a $550 million public offering of its common stock.

Advised EndoChoice Holdings, Inc. on securities law matters in its $210 million merger with Boston Scientific Corporation.

Advised Post Properties, Inc. on securities law matters in its $3.9 billion merger with Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.

Advised Carmike Cinemas Inc. on securities law matters in its $1.1 billion merger with AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

Advised Belk, Inc. on securities law matters in its $3 billion sale to an a affiliate of Sycamore Partners.  

Advised Synovus Financial Corp. on capital markets transactions aggregating $2.9 billion, including public and private offerings of common and preferred stock, debt securities and related tenders for existing debt securities.

Advised HomeBanc Corp. on capital markets transactions aggregating $135 million and $5.5 billion of asset-backed securities transactions.

Insights

Article · Source: Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal

February 1, 2019
To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Lessons in Careful Use of Social Media

Article · Source: American Bar Association Business Law Today

January 11, 2019
Institutional Investors Petition the SEC to Require ESG Disclosures

View all

Credentials

J.D., Georgetown University, cum laude

B.A., University of South Carolina, magna cum laude

Georgia

New York

American Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

Top 500 Leading Lawyers in the U.S.: M&A/Corporate and Commercial


Legal 500, 2016

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Recognition

Top 500 Leading Lawyers in the U.S.: M&A/Corporate and Commercial


Legal 500, 2016