Alan C. Cason

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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Areas of Practice 1) Banking and Finance, 2) Corporate, 3) Public Finance, 4) Project Finance and 5) Nonprofit and Charitable Advisory Services
Law School University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.,1983
Education University of Maryland, B.S., 1980
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association
Most recent firm McGuireWoods LLP
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