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Martha Legg Miller, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the Corporate Practice, has been awarded the Collat Distinguished Leadership Award by the Rotaract Club of Birmingham, the club’s highest honor named for Birmingham business leader Charles A. Collat, Sr. The annual award recognizes a member of the organization whose contributions have significantly advanced Rotaract’s mission to develop and support civic- and community-minded young professionals. She was also awarded the Paul Harris Award in recognition of her dedication to the Rotaract Club and the community.
Martha received the award on June 28, 2018, at the Rotaract Club of Birmingham’s annual Impact Celebration Lunch, which highlights the chapter’s impact over the previous year and sets the vision for the next. Martha currently serves as the club’s president, a position she assumed after previous contributions as the chapter’s treasurer and as a member of several leadership committees. She is also a graduate of the club’s Leadership Development Program and a past recipient of the club’s Mahon-Peinhardt Director’s Award for her contributions as a member. The Rotaract Club of Birmingham is the largest Rotaract Club in the world with almost 300 active members. This week Martha returned from the Rotary International Convention in Toronto, Canada, where she was invited to speak to hundreds of Rotarians on the engagement of millennials in the Rotary organization.
In her legal practice, Martha counsels a wide variety of clients in a number of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transaction and economic development. In the past two years, she has worked on the closing of over $1 billion of private equity assets. Martha guides clients through the process of due diligence, negotiation and consummation of the purchase or sale, while coordinating specialized regulatory legal advice from her colleagues.
Martha has been recognized by Chambers USA for her work in the Corporate/Commercial legal field, and as a Rising Star Lawyer by the Birmingham Business Journal. In addition to her contributions to Rotaract, Martha is an active member of the community, serving on multiple boards and committees.
Founded in 1968 by members of Rotary International, Rotaract cultivates opportunities for networking and positive change among young professionals. The organization’s 10,904 clubs stretch across 184 countries and support its 250,792 members, known as Rotaractors. The Rotaract Club of Birmingham, founded in 2004, is the largest community-based Rotaract Club in the world.