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E. Alston Ray - Birmingham, AL

1819 Fifth Avenue NorthSuite 1000 Birmingham, AL 35203

Updated: 04/03/2013

Birmingham Public Finance Lawyer


Alston is a partner and member of the Business & Tax Practice Group. He also heads the firm's Municipal and Public Finance Practice Team. Alston's practice involves all aspects of municipal and public finance, including service as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, special tax counsel and counsel to financial institutions providing credit enhancement for financing by state and local governments and their boards, authorities and agencies in Alabama and other states...

About E. Alston Ray

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Public Finance
  • Governmental Finance


Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1977

Other Affiliations

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Committee on Tax-Exempt Financing, 1981 - Present (Member)
  • American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (Member)
  • Alabama State Bar Association, - 2002
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Kiwanis Club of Downtown Birmingham
  • American Bar Association (Tax-Exempt Financing Committee of the Section for Taxation)
  • Alabama Rivers Alliance
  • Literacy Council of Central Alabama , 1994 - 2000
  • Trustee of its Endowment Fund, - 2000

Classes and Seminars

  • "Legal Fundamentals of Industrial and Economic Development Financing in Alabama," Presented to the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama and Various County and Municipal Industrial Development Boards and Authorities."

Past Positions

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama, Judge Seybourn H. Lynne, Law Clerk, -
  • United States Naval Reserve


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1976
    Honors: Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society
    Law Review: Alabama Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1975 - 1976
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1970
    Honors: Distinguished Naval Graduate (NROTC)
    Major: American Studies

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Jasons
  • Sigma Nu

Office Information


1819 Fifth Avenue NorthSuite 1000 Birmingham, AL 35203


  • (205) 297-2201



  • Best Lawyers in America , - 2010
  • Best Lawyers Public Finance, - 2008

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