Alan B. Linkous

Alan Linkous concentrates his practice in pub­lic finance, economic develop­ment incent­ives, and local government law. His practice is primarily focused in the roles of bond counsel or underwriter’s counsel in public finance trans­actions. His experience regularly includes financings of governmental admin­istrative facilities, water and sewer utilities, natural gas utilities, solid waste disposal facilities, multi-family housing projects, educational facilities, health care facilities, industrial development projects, and transportation and parking facilities.

As bond counsel, Mr. Linkous typically represents cities, counties, authorities, special purpose governmental entities, or Native American tribes. As under­writer’s counsel or placement agent’s counsel, he represents regional or national investment banking firms or banks.

In addition to his experience with municipal bonds and economic develop­ment incentives transactions, Mr Linkous’ extensive back­ground in corporate transactions, including the areas of commercial finance, real estate law, and insolvency, further enhances his work in his primary practice areas. Prior to law school, Mr. Linkous worked as a commercial banker with Bank South, N.A., in Atlanta, Georgia, and SouthTrust Bank, N.A., in Atlanta, Georgia, in the commercial and real estate lending and workout fields. Mr Linkous often relies upon his banking and finance experience to provide a unique, finance-oriented perspective that serves to bridge the gap between the lawyers and the bankers in a transaction.

Mr. Linkous is licensed to practice law in both South Carolina and Georgia.

Clifton Forge, Virginia, 1965
University of Virginia, B.S., 1988, Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1995
Practice Areas:
Municipal Bonds; Municipal Finance; Public Finance; Industrial Development Bonds; State Government Law; Local Government Law; Economic Development Law; Economic Incentives
Charleston County Bar Association; South Carolina Bar; State Bar of Georgia; National Association of Bond Lawyers.
1995, South Carolina; 1996, Georgia; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit