Bradley is a national law firm with a reputation for skilled legal work, exceptional client service, and impeccable integrity. We provide business clients around the world with a full suite of legal services in dozens of industries and practice areas.
With 10 offices located in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and the District of Columbia, we have an extensive geographic base to represent clients on a regional, national, and international basis. We frequently serve as national coordinating counsel, regional counsel, and statewide counsel for clients in various industries.
Although Bradley is a large law firm with nearly 550 lawyers, our clients still enjoy the personal attention, responsiveness, and deep relationships they would expect from a boutique firm. Our attorneys combine legal experience and knowledge with a sophisticated understanding of industries to find practical, strategic solutions specifically tailored to our clients’ business operations. Bradley lawyers use their talents, judgment, work ethic, and experience to go above and beyond expectations to help clients meet their goals.
Bradley is proud to celebrate the firm’s 150th anniversary this year. Founded in 1870 in Elyton, Alabama, before moving to Birmingham the following year, Bradley has retained the tradition of southern hospitality even as the firm has grown into a global force. As one of only a handful of U.S. law firms to reach this milestone, the firm has developed a national reputation for serving businesses around the world in the banking and financial services, construction, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and life sciences, real estate, and technology industries.
Our founding partners established the highest standards of value, ethics, and professional excellence in the practice of law – standards that have guided us through to the present day. Respect for our clients, colleagues, and communities and passion for our work are the driving forces behind everything we do. That kind of integrity means that our clients can trust us to not only serve their needs but ensure that the work is completed the right way.
Inclusion and diversity in the workforce are part of our core values at Bradley, allowing us to leverage a wide range of perspectives to help us achieve the results that we expect and our clients demand. We are also committed to giving back to our communities with meaningful pro bono legal services and charitable contributions.
For us, nothing is more important than our relationships with our clients. Our firm combines unsurpassed integrity with a flexible and professional approach to advance our clients’ interests. We have built a reputation for taking a collaborative approach to solving our clients’ legal challenges, and we maintain a deep level of commitment to the highest quality client service.
At Bradley, client service is:
We take a proactive approach to relationships and aspire to add value to our service by staying at the forefront of the latest industry trends and alerting clients to potential opportunities or looming threats to their operations.
- Client Focused
Our attorneys work as partners with our clients to provide practical and innovative counsel that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of each client and matter. We gain a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and make their priorities our own.
We prioritize open, honest, and responsive communication. Our lawyers are always available to answer client questions and respond to fast-moving circumstances in a landscape where rapid action can often make or break a case or transaction.
- Value Driven
Our clients receive the full benefit of our attorneys’ exceptional legal talents and unparalleled experience, but we understand that value is important as well. That is why our attorneys develop creative solutions that achieve our clients’ goals as efficiently as possible, without compromising our ethics or our work product.
Michael Thomason is the chair of Bradley’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Michael advises public and privately held clients, from emerging growth companies to large corporations, in the areas of business formation, mergers and acquisitions, investment and financing transactions, securities compliance, joint ventures and a variety of other transactions and corporate matters.
Michael counsels clients on a broad range of issues affecting their businesses and portfolios, and his clients engage in many businesses and industries, including construction, manufacturing, banking and financial services, healthcare and healthcare technology, retail, media and entertainment, professional services, real estate and development and transportation, among other industries.
He has significant experience in private equity and venture capital transactions, representing both private equity companies and other investors in their investments and acquisitions, as well as emerging growth companies in their formation, capital raises and sale.
Michael graduated Order of the Coif from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served as managing editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Prior to law school, Michael graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Auburn University.
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2020-2021
- Listed in Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial, 2021
- Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016-2020
- Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," Mergers & Acquisitions, 2015
- Named toThe M&A Advisor's Emerging Leaders, 2020
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