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Alan C. "Al" Leet

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  • J.D., with honors, Emory University School of Law, Order of the Coif, Emory Law Journal, Editorial Board
  • B.S., with high honors, Accountancy, University of Illinois

Judicial Clerkships

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia



Alan Leet has over 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities matters and business transactions.

Al has experience in a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers, asset and stock acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, strategic investments and leveraged buy-outs. In addition, Al has advised boards of directors and board committees on matters relating to corporate governance issues, M&A transactions and takeover defenses. Al has also represented clients in connection with various corporate finance transactions, including public and private equity and debt offerings.

During 1993 to 1994, Al took a leave of absence from the firm in order to serve as Counsel to the Central Law Department of Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt, Germany, where he advised the bank on U.S. law issues and transactional matters. Prior to law school, Al was a certified public accountant and a member of the audit staff of one of the “Big Eight” international accounting firms.

Al was recently recognized in Chambers USA as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate/M&A.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a large life insurance and financial products company in connection with its initial public offering
  • Represented a NYSE-listed packaging products company in connection with its recent acquisition activity, including an $850 million strategic acquisition
  • Represented management of a boutique M&A advisory firm in connection with the buy-out of their firm in an MBO transaction
  • Advised the special committee of a NYSE-listed electronic payment processing firm in connection with its spin-off from its bank holding company parent
  • Represented a multi-national NYSE-listed bank holding company in connection with a multi-billion dollar disposition transaction
  • Represented a leading wholesale distribution company in connection with the negotiation and resolution of its purchase price adjustment dispute with its former parent company
  • Represented a NYSE-listed holding company in connection with its acquisitions of two marine products companies
  • Represented a large poultry processing firm in connection with its M&A activity
  • Represented a large NYSE-listed operator of senior living properties in connection with its acquisition and disposition activities

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member of the Corporate Code Committee of the Corporate and Banking Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia (1988-Present)
  • Member of Honorary Board and Past President of The German School of Atlanta (1997 – Present)
  • Recipient of German-American Friendship Award of The Federal Republic of Germany (2003)
  • Steering Committee Member of the Georgia Intercollegiate Wrestling Coalition
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the American Sports Council (2005 – Present)
  • Recipient of Volunteer of the Year Award of Team Georgia/USA Wrestling (2003)

Professional Recognition

  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America - Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Named Legal Leader by Chambers USA - Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Named Georgia Super Lawyers - Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, & Corporate Finance and Business/Corporate
  • Selected in the M&A field for inclusion in the first edition of Who’s Who Legal: Georgia (published by the research partner of the International Bar Association)
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