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Christy Boardman Kuklinski

Attorney
  • 205-226-3408
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Education
  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    J.D., 2017,  magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; Alabama Law Review; Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Team
  • The University of Alabama
    M.A., Economics, 2012
  • The University of Alabama
    B.S., Commerce and Business Administration, 2012, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2017
  • South Carolina, 2020
  • North Carolina, 2020
  • New York, 2020
About Christy
Q&A
  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?

    Before attending law school, I was an investment banker in New York.  In this role, I assisted in the origination of over $3 billion in senior managed corporate and municipal debt issuances, developed complex models to analyze various financing constraints and scenarios, and conducted extensive due diligence while analyzing prevailing market conditions to mitigate risks, among other capacities.  These experiences in investment banking have given me valuable insight into the deal process and the ability to anticipate needs and concerns of my corporate clients.

  • What legal challenges are you looking forward to tackling in the future?

    There is currently a lot of uncertainty in the cryptocurrency space as rules and regulations for crypto activities and investments continue to develop.  It is an exciting time – both from a financial perspective and a legal perspective – watching the cryptocurrency space evolve and anticipating the legal challenges that come with the development of digital currency.

Select Matters

  • Investment and Custody Compliance: Advised a multibillion-dollar financial institution on multiple state and local investment and custody regulations for public funds, quasi-public funds, and pension funds.
  • Prevention of Suspected Financial Exploitation: Advised various financial institutions on transaction and disbursement holds and other best practices for senior and vulnerable clients.
  • Registration and Filing Compliance: Helped negotiate stipulation agreement with state securities commission and advise issuer on compliance with state requirements for upcoming sale.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Representation of various organizations in the drafting and negotiation of contracts for the sale of an assortment of businesses.  
  • FINRA Arbitrations: Representation of multiple financial institutions in more than 30 arbitrations involving a wide range of investments, alleged misrepresentations, and labor and employment disputes.
  • Complex Litigation: Representation of clients in state and federal courts in complex litigation matters, including a securities class action and an insider trading civil action.
 

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    Credentials

    Education
    • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2017,  magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; Alabama Law Review; Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Team
    • The University of Alabama, M.A., Economics, 2012
    • The University of Alabama, B.S., Commerce and Business Administration, 2012, summa cum laude
    Courts
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 2018
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 2020
    • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2021
    Bar Admissions
    • Alabama, 2017
    • South Carolina, 2020
    • North Carolina, 2020
    • New York, 2020
    Awards & Accolades
    • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch Award (Banking and Finance Law), 2022
    • Alabama Law Review Best Senior Editor Award, 2016 - 2017
    • Hugo L. Black Scholar Award, 2016
    • Campbell Moot Court Board, 2016
    Community Involvement
    • The Blackburn Institute, Fellow
    • The University of Alabama Honors College Council, Executive Member
    • American Bar Association, Consumer Litigation Committee, Web Editor, 2021 - 2022
    Clerkships
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, Honorable R. David Proctor, 2017 - 2018