Paul Compton - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Paul Compton

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001
Phone: 205-521-8381

Paul Compton has broad experience in innovative commercial financing transactions, particularly those involving tax credits (federal and state LIHTC, historic, state industrial incentive, new markets, work opportunity and CAPCO) and structured finance, and in the formation and sale of regulated financial institutions (banks, insurance companies and agencies, consumer finance companies, broker/dealers and community development entities).

Paul has a strong understanding of operational and financial aspects of the banking and insurance businesses and extensive experience with their regulators. He has been involved in hundreds of transactions, including:

Over 50 acquisitions and sales of depository institutions;

Over 200 transactions involving low income housing tax credits (federal, Georgia and North Carolina) for equity investors, lenders, credit support providers and developers, including more than 40 involving private activity bond financed developments; and

Over fifteen de novo formations of banks, bank holding companies and insurance companies.

University of Virginia School of LawJ.D. University of AlabamaBS
Newcomen Society of AlabamaAlabama Council for Affordable and Rural HousingAlabama Consumer Finance AssociationAlabama Bankers Association, Inc. American Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admission
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama

Client Comments

"Paul Compton is very knowledgeable and professional."

"Compton combines a deep knowledge of regulatory framework with a true business strategic perspective to achieve client goals."

-Lawrence Katz
PRN Capital

"Paul Compton is well renowned as one of the premier banking and finance lawyers in the Southeast. He is well respected by bankers, lawyers, and regulators."

Office Location

One Federal Place
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Financial Services Regulation Law of the Birmingham Metro Area
Paul Compton has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Commercial Finance, Community Development Finance, Consumer Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, New Bank Formations, Real Estate, Regulatory, Securities, Structured Finance)
Corporate Law (Banking, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Financial Services, General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership and Limited Liability, Real Estate, Tax)
Derivatives and Futures Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Insurance Law (Captive Insurance Companies, Regulatory, Reinsurance, Transactions)
Securities / Capital Markets Law (Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mortgage-Backed Securities, Securitization)