Teri Lynn McMahon - Alston & Bird LLP

Teri Lynn McMahon

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 404-881-7266

Teri McMahon is the former chair of the firm’s Partners’ Committee and past leader of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Quality Team. She emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, private equity representation, corporate finance, leveraged buyouts, roll-up transactions and general corporate law in her practice. Her sector experience includes staffing, consulting, insurance, manufacturing and distribution, minerals and mining, and electrical components businesses. Teri also frequently represents international companies in strategic U.S. acquisitions. 

Teri was named “Atlanta Lawyer of the Year” in securities/capital markets law by Best Lawyers for 2016 and has been included for many years in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for BusinessThe Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyersmagazine for her corporate, private equity and mergers and acquisitions experience. She was also named in 2016 as an “MVP” in the BTI Transactions All-Star Team in a survey of key M&A decision makers at large and Fortune 1000 organizations. Teri has been described as a lawyer who is “practical” and “incredibly effective and responsive” and has an “ability to adapt her style to meet the needs of the case.”

Duke UniversityBA 1984University of MichiganJ.D. 1987

Case History

  • Counsel to one of the largest private equity funds in the Southeast.
  • Counsel to U.S. subsidiaries of a French public company focused on performance and specialty minerals.
  • Counsel to a variety of companies involved in acquisition or roll-up strategies.
  • Counsel to Beecher Carlson Holdings, Inc., a national insurance and risk management brokerage company, from company formation to sale over a nine year period, including its 2013 $360 million sale to Brown & Brown, Inc.
  • Counsel to the equity holders, including MSouth Equity Partners, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, in the sale of a supplier of packaging machinery and material handling equipment.
Part 2
  • Counsel to MSouth Equity Partners in the acquisition of Technical Innovation, a provider of custom design-build audio visual integration services and digital multimedia technology.
  • Counsel to MSouth Equity Partners in the acquisition of Eagle Quest International, a global supply-chain management company specializing in the procurement and distribution of metal components and sub-assemblies.
  • Counsel to MSouth Equity Partners in its investment in PetroLiance, a value-added, specialty distributor of industrial, commercial and passenger vehicle lubricants, fuel and ancillary products and services.
  • Counsel to the equityholders, including MSouth Equity Partners, in the sale of EmployBridge Holding Company, a provider of outsourced human resource and specialty-branded temporary staffing services in the United States.
  • Special counsel to executive management shareholders in change of control and going-private transactions.
  • Counsel to a staffing services company in multiple strategic acquisitions.
  • Counsel to Canadian public company in several U.S. and international-based acquisitions.

Office Location

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Securities / Capital Markets Law of the Atlanta Metro Area
Teri Lynn McMahon has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law