WASHINGTON – Birmingham, Ala.-based Maynard Cooper & Gale has boosted its public finance and health care practices by hiring six attorneys from Balch & Bingham as shareholders.

The six attorneys are: J. Hobson “Hobby” Presley, Jr.; Kevin W. Beatty; John H. Burton, Jr.; Kathleen “Kathy” A. Collier; Kathryn “Katy” J. Ottensmeyer; and David B. Ringelstein, II.

“We have a successful history of working together with this group, and we already share multiple clients,” said Jim Pool, chair of Maynard’s health care practice. “This is a natural fit with strong synergies. We look forward to working with our new colleagues, delivering complete service to our health care clients and expanding our national health care footprint.”

Hobby Presley
J. Hobson "Hobby" Presley, Jr.

Presley is actually returning to Maynard Cooper where he practiced for 20 years, including when he was president of the National Association of Bond Lawyers in 2000-2001, before starting his own firm and then moving to Balch & Bingham. He has a large client base and a significant portion of his practice focuses on health care financing. He has been involved in merger and acquisition transactions for entities operating in the health care sector for more than 35 years.

“We’re excited to have Hobby and this team join our firm and its existing 13 public finance lawyers,” said Joseph “Jodie” Smith, who chairs Maynard’s public finance practice. “They bring a wealth of talent and experience that will no doubt benefit our deep and valued client base and broaden our presence in the national public finance market.”

The six attorneys have a combined 163 years of experience. Ringelstein recently served for four years as national chair of the educational panel for the National Association of Bond Lawyers’ Bond Attorneys’ Workshops.

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