Press Release March 28, 2016

Alston & Bird Continues to Grow Finance Practice with New Partner in Dallas

Alston & Bird continues to bolster its finance capabilities with the addition of partner Michael Thimmig in the firm’s Dallas office. Thimmig, who arrives from Perkins Coie LLP, is the sixth finance partner to join the firm since the beginning of 2015.

“Michael brings a strong background in traditional finance, coupled with significant experience serving banks and nonbank financial firms,” said Robert Sullivan, chair of Alston & Bird’s Finance Group. “He adds further bench strength to our growing transactional practice while enhancing our ability to serve clients in the expanding market in non-traditional lending.”

Thimmig’s practice focuses on structured finance, mortgage banking and secured lending transactions, including marketplace lending. His structured finance experience spans not only residential mortgage loans in both real estate mortgage investment conduit (REMIC) and non-REMIC transactions, but also commercial mortgage loans, distressed mortgage loans and a number of other consumer receivables and financial assets.

“Michael is a highly respected finance lawyer, and we are excited to have him join us,” said Darren Hauck, partner in charge of Alston & Bird’s Dallas office. “He is an excellent addition to our rapidly expanding team and will further strengthen our Dallas finance practice.”

Thimmig is the most recent finance partner to join Alston & Bird. In 2015, the firm added Dallas partners Mark Harris, Charles MarshallPeter McKee and Patrick Sargent. And this year saw the arrival of Atlanta partner Mike Parisi. Altogether, the firm’s Finance Group has added more than 20 lawyers in the past year and has grown by more than 90 percent since 2010.

Alston & Bird’s Finance Practice comprises attorneys in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., who focus on representing financial institutions, underwriters, alternative investment funds and vehicles and other providers and servicers of debt capital. For more information, please visit
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