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Alan C. Cason

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Industries
Education
  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, JD, 1983
  • University of Maryland, BS, Dean's List, 1980
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Affiliations

Member, Judicial Nominating Commission, Baltimore City

Board Member, University of Maryland Alumni Association - International

Past President, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, University of Maryland Alumni Association

Board Vice Chair, Finance Committee, Y of Central Maryland

Board Member, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

Board Member, African American Real Estate Professionals (Maryland)

Capital Campaign Chairman, ARC Northern Chesapeake

Member, "M" Club, University of Maryland

Board Member, Terrapin Club, 2004-2005

Member, Planning and Development Committee, Transportation Financing and Governance Task Force, Greater Baltimore Committee

Coach, Howard County Youth Program

Former Board Trustee, University of Maryland Foundation, Inc.

Former Advisory Board Member, University of Maryland Cancer Center

Former Board Member, Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority

Member, Business Law Section Council, Maryland State Bar Association

Member, National Bar Association

Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers

Former Chairman, Minority Clerkship Program, Baltimore City Bar Association

Member, Monumental City Bar Association

Alan is chair of the firm's public finance practice. He has served as bond counsel and counsel to issuers, underwriters, borrowers, developers and trustees in connection with numerous tax-exempt and taxable bond issues and private financings in Maryland and elsewhere. He has served as lead counsel in some of Maryland’s largest project financings, including transactions involving hotel, convention center and retail facilities, continuing care retirement communities, solid waste disposal, paper recycling, co-generation, sludge pelletization, and student housing.

Alan served as bond counsel and transaction counsel for Baltimore City in connection with its highly acclaimed publicly financed $300,000,000 Baltimore Hilton convention center hotel which opened in 2008. He also represents the developer of National Harbor, in connection with infrastructure financing. National Harbor is a 10,000,000 square foot mixed use community combining retail, dining, office, residential, hotel and convention center facilities located in Prince George’s County, Maryland, along the Potomac River.

He served as underwriter's counsel in connection with the financing of CONSOL Energy Center, the new 18,500-seat arena in downtown Pittsburgh for the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.

Alan is a nationally recognized practitioner in the area of land-based infrastructure transactions, including special tax district, community development authority and tax increment (TIF) revenue bonds.  He serves as outside general counsel for a number of nonprofit organizations, including a continuing care retirement community and Maryland businesses serving individuals with cognitive disabilities.

Alan also has extensive experience in municipal law, state and local government relations and economic development matters.  He has testified before Senate and House of Delegates committees of the Maryland General Assembly on legislation concerning state and local governmental entities.

Alan has held many leadership positions at McGuireWoods. In addition to his current role as chair of the public finance practice, he served as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and as managing partner of the firm's Baltimore office. He also served as a member of the Associates Committee, Recruiting Committee and Nominating Committee for the Board of Partners. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Alan was in private practice and also served as Harford County deputy county attorney from 1988 to 1990. He is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

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Baltimore, MD 21202-1671
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Washington, DC 20006-1040

Named "Lawyer of the Year," Banking and Finance Law, Baltimore, The Best Lawyers in America, 2015

Named "Lawyer of the Year," Public Finance Law, Baltimore, The Best Lawyers in America, 2013

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law, 2009-2014, Banking and Finance Law and Public Finance Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2007-2015

Named to "Maryland Super Lawyers," Bonds/Government Finance, Business/Corporate, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2014

Recipient, University of Maryland School of Law Practitioner of the Year (BLSA), 2005

Recipient, University of Maryland School of Law Alumnus of the Year (BLSA), 1999

AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Speaker, "Tax Increment Finance and Harbor Point," African American Real Estate Professionals, May 2013
Speaker, "Tax Increment Financing," Maryland Government Finance Officers Association, May 2012
Speaker, "The Future of TIFs," Advanced Real Property Institute, October 2011
Speaker, "Advanced Tax Increment Finance WebCourse," Council of Development Finance Agencies, April 2011
Speaker, "Tax Increment Finance Course," Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), April 2010
Speaker, "TIF: Critical Public Policy," Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) National Summit, May 2009