Partner, Private Client
Jim McAlpin is the leader of the firm's Banking Practice Group. The Banking Group represents banks and other financial services entities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. It is annually ranked as a national leader in the U.S. in merger and acquisition transactions as well as public and private capital issuances and lending transactions in the financial services industry.
Jim has broad experience in the areas of corporate and business law. In addition to his work in the financial services industry, he has extensive experience in representing private companies, including family owned entities, in connection with strategic planning, capital and acquisition strategies, board consulting and dissident shareholders. He counsels private companies and banks on corporate governance matters, regulatory issues, strategic planning and succession planning. Jim has expertise in the duties, responsibilities and fiduciary obligations of corporate directors and he regularly represents boards of directors and special committees.
Jim is a nationally recognized speaker at financial industry conferences and contributes regularly to publications on bank and corporate governance related topics. He is also often quoted in banking industry publications.
Jim served as Chairman of Powell Goldstein LLP from March 2004 until its combination with Bryan Cave LLP in January 2009. He subsequently served on the Executive Committee of Bryan Cave until October 2014.
He received a J.D. from the University of Alabama in 1984, where he was an editor on the Alabama Law Review, and graduated, cum laude, from the University of Alabama in 1981, with a B.S. in Business Administration.