December 28, 2012
Balch & Bingham LLP Names Six New Partners
Balch & Bingham LLP is pleased to announce the naming of six attorneys to the partnership effective January 1, 2013. The partners have diverse backgrounds and deep knowledge in governmental relations, environmental and natural resources, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, healthcare and business litigation and appellate practice.
The firm now has 157 partners in seven offices across the Southeast, including Birmingham and Montgom ery, Ala.; Gulfport and Jackson, Miss.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga. and Washington D.C.
"It is a tremendous honor to include such exceptional attorneys among our leadership," said Alan T. Rogers, Balch & Bingham managing partner. "The value they bring to our clients, our firm and the legal profession is commendable. I look forward to a strong 2013 with their new roles. "
The new partners are listed below with their respective locations and practice areas.
Alexia B. Borden – Montgomery, Ala.; Governmental Relations, Environmental and Natural Resource
Borden’s practice primarily focuses on drafting, reviewing and analyzing legislation, developing legislative strategy for passage, defeat or amendment of legislation advising clients regarding federal and state ethics laws, Alabama lobbying laws, federal and state campaign finance laws and laws relating to the establishment and operation of federal and state political committees. She holds a J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law and a B.S. in industrial engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Paul H. Greenwood – Birmingham, Ala.; Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy, Litigation
Greenwood represents a variety of corporate and individual clients in bankruptcy cases, commercial litigation, loan workouts and the enforcement and execution of judgments. His practice includes providing banks and other creditors advice regarding the foreclosure and resale of real estate, particularly with issues involving title, rights of competing lienholders and rights of redemption. Greenwood has a J.D., cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law and a B.S. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Walter E. Jones – Atlanta, Ga.; Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy, Litigation
Jones’s practice focuses on the representation of financial institutions and other creditors in bankruptcy cases (all chapters), adversary proceedings, and varying types of litigation arising in both state and federal courts. He is experienced in all facets of creditor representation and routinely represents creditors with respect to non -judicial foreclosures and confirmation proceedings, receiverships, DIP financing, cash collateral negotiations, fraudulent conveyance and preference litigation, bankruptcy appellate proceedings, loan work -outs, adequate assurance payments, executory contracts, real property disputes, and collection matters. Jones holds a J.D., cum laude, from the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law. He also has a B.S., summa cum laude, in business/finance.
M. Anne Kaufold-Wiggins – Atlanta, Ga.; Litigation
Kaufold-Wiggins’s practice consists of trial and appellate matters, including products liability and casualty litigation, land use matters, commercial litigation, and medical malpractice defense. In trial, upon dispositive motions, and on appeal, she has successfully defended several public utilities in personal injury and wrongful death cases. These claims involved electrical shock arising out of contact with overhead distribution lines. She has also handled cases alleging negligent pole placement and poles defects. In defending these actions, she is often called upon to interpret the National Electric Safety Code, including the application of the clearance tables for overhead conductors, the National Electric Code, ANSI standards, and Rural Electric Administrative Standards. Kaufold-Wiggins has a J.D., cum laude, from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law and B.A, cum laude, from the University of Georgia.
Jason B. Tompkins – Birmingham, Ala.; Appellate Focus Team, Business Litigation, Healthcare Litigation
Tompkins’s practice encompasses a wide range of business and healthcare litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. He has represented the firm’s clients in state and federal court, helped defend several class actions, and worked on appeals in the federal Courts of Appeals and the Alabama Supreme Court. Tompkins is an Editor of the Alabama Appellate Practice Guide (1st ed. 2009) and Co-Editor of Balch & Bingham Appellate Weekly. He holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Cornell University and a B.S., cum laude, from Erskine College.
Donald Alan Windham Jr. – Jackson, Miss.; Litigation
Windham represents clients both in trial and on appeal in the state and federal courts of both Mississippi and Alabama. His practice includes real estate litigation, commercial litigation, healthcare litigation and products liability and casualty litigation. Windham represents title insurers, title agents, insured lenders, and insured owners in litigation and claims arising from re al estate transactions. He also represents companies and individuals in commercial and business lawsuits and arbitration proceedings. Windham’s clients also include healthcare companies in various types of litigation and other contested matters, including the defense of medical malpractice and other professional negligence cases. Throughout his career, Windham has represented clients in both Mississippi and Alabama i n complex litigation and mass torts involving asbestos, pharmaceuticals, and industrial chemicals. He has a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Mississippi State University.