Sanford M. Brown - Alston & Bird LLP

Sanford M. Brown

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 214-922-3505

Sanford Brown, a partner in the Financial Services & Products Group, counsels and represents financial institutions and specialty finance companies, as well as their shareholders and holding companies, in matters involving state and federal banking laws, regulations and enforcement actions; in corporate transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, securities offerings, holding company formations and Subchapter S corporation elections; and in matters involving privacy and identity theft.

Mr. Brown served in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency from 1987 to 1989. His responsibilities included a wide range of matters relating to the regulation of national banks, including the development of banking policy in the areas of risk-based capital and dividends. He is a faculty member of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, and is a frequent speaker at regional and national banking seminars and educational programs.

He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Banking and Finance and Financial Services Regulation, including as a 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” in the latter category. Mr. Brown is also listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Additional Information

  • Counsel to over 100 buyers and sellers of community banks nationwide.
  • Counsel to hundreds of community banks in issuing equity and debt securities.
  • Counsel to a regional bank on numerous regulatory issues.
  • Counsel to two bank holding companies on Section 363 transactions.
  • Regulatory counsel to several specialty finance companies.

Client Comments

"Sanford Brown is an outstanding provider of legal services to community financial institutions across the country. Sanford is the top banking attorney in the state of Texas."

Office Location

2828 North Harwood Street, 18th Floor
Dallas, TX 75201-2139
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Financial Services Regulation Law of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Financial Services Regulation Law of the Dallas Metro Area
Sanford M. Brown has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Sanford M. Brown has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law