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           “Bradley Arant Boult Cummings had the fourth highest number of
        first-tier rankings in the U.S.News - Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’
                                                         rankings for 2010.”
                                                                                                Steven Naifeh
                                                                                            President, Best Lawyers




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                                                           Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
                                               FIRM PROFILE

       Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is a client-driven regional law firm. With more than 375
    attorneys, we are the largest law firm with a major presence in Alabama, one of the largest with a
    major presence in Tennessee, and one of the largest in the South. We maintain seven offices strategically
    located in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia. We serve
    clients in numerous industries including accounting, automotive, banking and finance, biotechnology,
    construction, education, emerging business, energy, equipment leasing, forest products, health care,
    insurance, manufacturing, materials and aggregate production, media and communications, mining,
    municipal and public finance, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, public utilities, real
    estate, retail, steel, technology, telecommunications, textiles, transportation, and venture capital.

    At Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, we combine the talent and experience of our lawyers into multi-
    disciplinary client and industry teams. These teams are comprised of seasoned legal professionals from
    a variety of disciplines who are trained to identify the legal and business needs of the client and develop
    client-focused service strategies that provide unparalleled support. We represent a diverse client base
    that ranges from individuals to emerging business enterprises to established regional, national, and
    international companies, including nearly 100 of the Fortune 500 companies.

    Whether we are helping our clients acquire real property, defend lawsuits, raise capital, comply with
    regulatory requirements, enter new markets, obtain and defend intellectual property rights, develop
    and distribute products and services, or merge or divest businesses, we treat our clients’ goals as if they
    were our own. When our clients are faced with disputes, we assist them in identifying and pursuing the
    fastest and most effective solutions.

    Our law practice is global. It is not uncommon to find a Bradley Arant Boult Cummings lawyer working
    for a major construction company in Europe or Asia, for a multinational pharmaceutical company in
    New York or California, or for a national tire manufacturer in Tennessee and Georgia. We frequently
    serve as national coordinating counsel, regional counsel, and statewide counsel for numerous clients in
    various industries.

    We know that no opinion of our firm matters more than that of our clients. Thus, we regularly solicit
    feedback and suggestions for ways to improve our service. Our history is one of lasting alliances
    with our clients which are based on quality legal work, superior value, outstanding service, and
    responsiveness.

    If you wish to learn more about our firm, please feel free to call Beau Grenier, Firm Chairman, at (205)
    521-8355. He will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.



                                                 Office Locations

Birmingham AL                Huntsville AL                 Montgomery AL                  Washington DC
One Federal Place            200 Clinton Avenue West       Alabama Center for             1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW
1819 Fifth Avenue North      Suite 900 35801-4900          Commerce, Suite 780            12th Floor 20036
35203-2119                   Phone: 256-517-5100           401 Adams Avenue 36104         Phone: 202-393-7150
Phone: 205-521-8000                                        Phone: 334-956-7700

Charlotte NC                 Jackson MS                    Nashville TN
Bank of America Corporate    One Jackson Place             Roundabout Plaza
Center, Suite 2690           Suite 400                     Suite 700
100 North Tryon Street       188 East Capitol Street       1600 Division Street
28202                        39201                         P.O. Box 340025 37203
Phone: 704-338-6000          Phone: 601-948-8000           Phone: 615-244-2582


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                                    BEST LAW FIRMS RANKINGS – 2010

          NATIONAL TIER 1                      Employee Benefits (ERISA)           Intellectual Property Law
                                                Law                                Media & First Amendment
          Construction Law                     Employment Law -                     Law
          Timber Law                            Management                         Non-Profit/Charities Law
                                               Environmental Law                   Personal Injury Litigation -
          NATIONAL TIER 2                      Equipment Finance Law                Defendants
          Banking and Finance Law              Franchise Law                       Securities / Capital Markets
          Corporate Law                        General Commercial                   Law
          Equipment Finance Law                 Litigation                         Tax Law
          General Commercial                   Health Care Law                     Trusts & Estates Law
           Litigation                          Information Technology Law          Venture Capital Law
          Insurance Law                        Insurance Law
          Mergers & Acquisitions Law           Intellectual Property Law           JACKSON, MS TIER 1
          Private Equity Law                   Labor Law - Management              Construction Law
          Securities / Capital Markets         Land Use & Zoning Law               General Commercial
           Law                                 Mass Tort Litigation / Class         Litigation
          Tax Law                               Actions - Defendants               Mass Tort Litigation / Class
                                               Medical Malpractice Law -            Actions - Defendants
          NATIONAL TIER 3                       Defendants                         Personal Injury Litigation -
          Antitrust Law                        Mergers & Acquisitions Law           Defendants
          Bankruptcy and Creditor              Municipal Law
           Debtor Rights / Insolvency          Non-Profit/Charities Law            MONTGOMERY TIER 1
           and Reorganization Law              Personal Injury Litigation -        Administrative / Regulatory
          Employment Law -                      Defendants                          Law
           Management                          Private Equity Law                  Corporate Law
          Intellectual Property Law            Product Liability Litigation -      General Commercial
          Labor Law - Management                Defendants                          Litigation
                                               Project Finance Law                 Public Finance Law
          BIRMINGHAM TIER 1                    Public Finance Law                  Personal Injury Litigation -
          Alternative Dispute                  Real Estate Law                      Defendants
           Resolution                          Securities / Capital Markets        Tax Law
          Antitrust Law                         Law
          Banking and Finance Law              Tax Law                             NASHVILLE TIER 1
          Bankruptcy and Creditor              Timber Law
                                                                                   Alternative Dispute
           Debtor Rights / Insolvency          Trusts & Estates Law
                                                                                    Resolution
           and Reorganization Law              Venture Capital Law
                                                                                   Antitrust Law
          Biotechnology Law                    Water Law
                                                                                   Banking and Finance Law
          Construction Law                                                         Bankruptcy and Creditor
          Corporate Law                        HUNTSVILLE TIER 1                    Debtor Rights / Insolvency
          Criminal Defense: White-             Alternative Dispute                  and Reorganization Law
           Collar                               Resolution                         Construction Law
          Education Law                        Biotechnology Law                   Corporate Law
          Eminent Domain and                   Corporate Law                       Employee Benefits (ERISA)
           Condemnation Law                    General Commercial                   Law
                                                Litigation


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                      BEST LAW FIRMS RANKINGS – 2010

Employment Law -                Land Use & Zoning Law              WASHINGTON TIER 2
 Management                     Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Energy Law                      Municipal Law                      Construction Law
Entertainment Law               Public Finance Law
Equipment Finance Law           Real Estate Law
                                                                   JACKSON, MS TIER 3
General Commercial              Tax Law                            Tax Law
 Litigation
Government Relations            CHARLOTTE TIER 2                   WASHINGTON TIER 3
 Practice
                                General Commercial                 Criminal Defense: White-
Health Care Law                                                     Collar
                                 Litigation
Information Technology Law
Insurance Law
                                JACKSON, MS TIER 2
Intellectual Property Law
Labor Law - Management          Corporate Law



                                   PRACTICE AREAS

        Alternative Dispute Resolution          Land Use
        Antitrust and Trade Regulation          Leasing
        Appellate Practice                      Life Sciences
        Banking and Financial Services          Litigation
        Bankruptcy                              Media Law
        Business Law                            Mergers and Acquisitions
        Complex and Multi-District Litigation   Partnership Law
        Computers and Software                  Private Equity and Investment Funds
        Construction and Procurement            Products Liability
        Corporate Law; Corporate                Public Finance
         Governance                             Public Utility Law
        Energy                                  Real Estate Finance and Development
        Entertainment Law                       Real Estate Law
        Environmental Law                       Reorganization, Restructuring and
        Environmental Litigation                 Insolvency
        ERISA, ERISA Litigation                 Securities; Securities Litigation
        Government Contracts                    State and Local Taxation
        Governmental Affairs                    Tax Exempt Facilities
        Health Care Fraud                       Tax Litigation
        Health Care Law                         Taxation
        Intellectual Property                   Technology and Science
        Copyrights                              Trusts and Estates
        Patents                                 Utilities Law
        Trademarks                              Venture Capital
        Trade Secrets                           White Collar Crime
        International Transactions              Workouts
        Labor and Employment


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Client Comments                                        All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provide them. All potential clients are urged to
                                                       remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a
                                                       similar result in another case.

Banking and Finance Law                                and are able to handle any issue with expertise.           ______
We have had nothing but excellent experiences          Our association with the firm and its predecessor          We have found Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’
with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings for well             spans 40 years. Our key representative provides            breadth of expertise to be the main advantage.
over 30 years. They have expertise in almost any       us with superior representation. It is a pleasure to       Whether the issue is dealing with contracts,
area you would need and are very easy to work          provide these comments.                                    capital financing, employment law, equity/stock
with.                                                  Warren Barrow                                              agreements, or mergers & acquisitions, they have
Jack G. Allen                                          Caddell Construction Co., Inc.                             experts in those particular areas that can guide us
First National Bank of Jasper                          ______
                                                                                                                  through the process.
______                                                 I have found the firm to very knowledgeable                David Gray
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has the best              in both the private and public arena relating to           Daxko, Inc.
banking practice group in Alabama with a deep          their construction and commercial practice areas.          ______
bench of talent. BABC has significant expertise        There hasn’t been a task that has been asked or            Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has always
in all BHC regulatory matters, while providing         them that they weren’t extremely proficient and            provided us with expert advice and comprehensive
an exceptional product from a transactional            accomplished. With decades of experience with              service in all areas of business and securities law.
perspective.                                           Bradley Arant et al., I am as pleased with them            Bud Brainerd
Clarence Pouncey                                       now as I was when I first engaged them.                    PetroBeam, Inc.
ServisFirst                                            Sid Jordan                                                 ______
______                                                 Clark Construction
                                                       ______                                                     This is a superb law firm. It has excellent
I have found the firm to be highly competent in                                                                   lawyers who don’t overstaff matters. They are
all of the matters in which I have engaged their       Time is precious, but our time is not wasted when          efficient, effective, and do first-rate work. I highly
assistance and have enjoyed working with them.         we have the need to contact Bradley Arant Boult            recommend them.
.......                                                Cummings. We appreciate the prompt attention
                                                       we receive when we contact them and have
                                                                                                                  Norman Jetmundsen
                                                                                                                  Vulcan Materials Company
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency     confidence that our business is represented well.          ______
and Reorganization Law                                 David Shackelford
The lawyers in this practice area at Bradley           SCI, Inc.
                                                                                                                  The firm is well organized. It aligns itself with
Arant Boult Cummings are unequaled in the              ______                                                     client interests. If a team is needed for a particular
Southeastern United States. They provide excellent                                                                issue requiring various specialties, we have been
                                                       We retained Bradley Arant Boult Cummings for               satisfied as to the competence of each attorney.
service to their clients.                              the largest and toughest case we’ve ever faced. The        ______
Jeff Sewell                                            claim was complex, difficult, and a significant
Jefferson County                                       strain on our company. BABC gave us superlative            Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has some of the
______                                                                                                            finest lawyers in the State of Alabama. Our legal
                                                       service throughout the process and made it possible
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings lawyers’                  to reach an acceptable resolution.                         team at BABC has a long history with our firm
experience and expertise is at a national level,                                                                  and completely understands our business needs,
                                                       Paul Conrad
but their rates are local, which makes them an         Total-Western, Inc.                                        industry, and political environment. Their ability
exceptional value for money.                           ______                                                     to assist us in navigating complex transactions
                                                                                                                  and negotiations is at a higher level than any other
.......                                                We are engaged primarily in Federal Construction           law firm with which we have ever worked.
Commercial Litigation
                                                       markets and have found Bradley Arant Boult                 ______
                                                       Cummings LLP to be one of the best firms in
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is thorough,              dealing with Federal Owners, regardless of the             Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is a very deep
thoughtful, and complete. They are easy to work        project’s location.                                        and experienced firm. Its lawyers are professional
with and cover all angles. The firm lays out a path    ______                                                     and skilled, as well as good relationship builders
to resolution.                                                                                                    with the client. I have been a client for 30-plus
                                                       I worked with a number of people at this firm              years utilizing many areas of practice, so that
Mark Riser
Hamilton Robinson LLC                                  during a challenging time for our firm. Everyone           speaks for itself.
______                                                 we worked with was very professional and                   Commercial Litigation
                                                       attentive to our needs.                                    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is excellent.
This firm provides one of the best values in
legal services I’ve encountered in 24 years as         .......                                                    ______
an in-house attorney. These lawyers combine            Corporate Law                                              Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has the depth and
outstanding expertise with a commitment to             Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is a team of                  experience needed in this complex world.
clients, responsiveness, and cost-effectiveness that   excellent lawyers that has served our company              .......
puts them at the top of my list of firms I would       well for three years. Their Nashville leadership
recommend to colleagues without reservation.                                                                      Employment Law - Management
                                                       and community awareness and involvement have
Deborah J. Vargo                                       made them one of our city’s premier law firms.             Bradley Arant Boult Cummings offers high
Lafayette Life Insurance Company                       Built on fairness and the integrity of its associates,     quality legal work and is very efficient.
______                                                 BABC is considered by many to be one of                    .......
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings lawyers are a             Nashville’s best law frims, providing outstanding          Environmental Law
great group of professional people.                    counsel with the highest regard for its clients. I am      Bradley Arant Boult Cummings provides
Harold Jones                                           proud to personally know many lawyers within               experienced and expert guidance to our company
SCI Management                                         this firm and can strongly recommend these men             in a number of areas. Their Environmental Group
______                                                 and women to anyone seeking quality legal advice           provides particularly clear and cogent guidance,
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is a great firm.          and counsel.                                               and effective and efficient representation.
The lawyers understand how the company works           Kent Cleaver
                                                                                                                  David Carroll
and they are wonderful team players!                   Avenue Financial Holdings, Inc.
                                                       ______                                                     Hunt Refining Company
.......                                                                                                           ______
                                                       I have used Bradley Arant Boult Cummings for               Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is excellent in all
Construction Law                                       over 20 years. Every experience met or exceeded            respects.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is one of the             my expectations.
                                                                                                                  Kenneth Wallis II
nation’s finest and most capable construction law      Alston Noah                                                State of Alabama - Office of the Governor
firms. They are very deep in talent and experience,    ComplyMD, LLC

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______                                                      ______
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP offers a                   I have nothing but praise for the health care team
very diverse and experienced environmental                  at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings. They are
litigation practice.                                        responsive, hard-working, practical problem-
______                                                      solvers who get the job done.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings offers excellent
                                                            ______
counsel in Environmental Law.                               Bradley Arant Boult is very strong in health care
.......                                                     and especially in health care transactions. The
                                                            team does an excellent job. They are the best at
Financial Services Regulation Law                           balancing legal matters while also facilitating, not
The firm provides well thought out and cost-                hindering, deals’ progress.                             recommend to colleagues without reservation.
effective advice.
Elizabeth DeSilva
                                                            .......                                                 Deborah J. Vargo
                                                                                                                    Lafayette Life Insurance Company
GMAC ResCap                                                 Insurance Law                                           .......
.......                                                     This firm provides one of the best values in
                                                                                                                    Non-Profit/Charities Law
                                                            legal services I’ve encountered in 24 years as
Health Care Law                                             an in-house attorney. These lawyers combine             Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is very
My various family held businesses have been                 outstanding expertise with a commitment to              professional in their handling of our legal matters.
represented by the attorneys at Bradley Arant               clients, responsiveness, and cost-effectiveness that    Their team members communicate in terms that
Boult Cummings for over 15 years. At all times,             puts them at the top of my list of firms I would        are easy to understand, even in very complex
each attorney we have engaged, whether in the               recommend to colleagues without reservation.            areas. They are available to us and will help
areas of health care law, tax, estate, employment,          Deborah J. Vargo                                        us work through the issues to reach the needed
real estate or other, has been “top shelf ”. I truly feel   Lafayette Life Insurance Company                        outcome.
that they are valued advisors who represent my
best interest. I would highly recommend them.
                                                            .......                                                 William Young
                                                                                                                    The Gideons International
Susan Brouillette                                           Intellectual Property Law                               .......
Alacare                                                     Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has an
______                                                      outstanding and well-deserved reputation                Real Estate Law
Our organization has worked with Bradley Arant              throughout the Southeast on matters related to          It’s a pleasure doing business with Bradley Arant
Boult Cummings the entire 18 years I have been              intellectual property, as well as other areas of        Boult Cummings. They are true professionals, in
here. Their legal advice and efforts have helped            expertise that may come into play in addressing an      every sense of the word.
to keep us successful, and their support for our            intellectual property issue.                            James H. Cunningham, Jr.
organization beyond the client/attorney role has            Joseph Levin, Jr.                                       GLL Real Estate Partners, Inc.
                                                            Southern Poverty Law Center                             ______
been significant.
                                                            ______                                                  Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has an excellent
Tom Shufflebarger
Children’s Hospital of Alabama                              These guys know their stuff cold, and it shows in a     real estate practice. They have a deep practice
______                                                      court room to the point where they have made the        and expertise in a number of real estate areas.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is a valued                    other side look pretty sloppy. They are there when      Their firm has been instrumental in helping our
partner and an enabler in fulfilling the mission            we need them. They are understanding on the             company accomplish our desired transactions.
of Children’s Health System. The firm’s attorneys           financial end. We consider them a huge resource.        They provide a real value add service, in that they
are well versed, easy to work with, and give sound          .......                                                 do not provide simply technical legal advice, but
advice. The firm is committed to excellence.                                                                        practical business advice as well. In addition, they
                                                            Labor Law - Management                                  are very cost effective.
Pete VanPelt
Children’s Hospital of Alabama                              Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has plenty of              Andrew L. Schwarcz
______                                                      resources. They also have a fabulous reputation,        MAPCO Express, Inc.
                                                            particularly with judges; they seem to have very        ______
I have worked closely with many of the health               good working relationships.
care partners and associates in BABC (and                                                                           Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is cost-effective
                                                            W. H. Cooper                                            and savvy in real estate and real estate finance.
Boult Cummings Conners and Berry prior the                  AmWINS Group, Inc.
merger) for almost 25 years. I remain impressed             ______                                                  They are a good choice for regional counsel. Their
by their knowledge and responsiveness, with a                                                                       people get along well with other parties and their
focus on helping us get things done, but not at the         Although I often refer matters to law firms that        counsel.
expense of diligence or unreasonable risk. Since            exclusively practice in the labor and employment        .......
many, if not most, health care opportunities and            law field, I have found the expertise of Bradley
                                                            Arant’s employment attorneys matches or exceeds         Securities / Capital Markets Law
issues will have implications in other “sub fields”
                                                            that found in the boutiques. The firm also has          We have been very pleased with the advice
(e.g., real estate, securities, labor, etc.), it has been
                                                            excellent trial attorneys, making the firm my first     rendered and the timeliness of the work product.
extraordinarily helpful for the health care section
                                                            choice for employment litigation.                       Offering materials are provided when promised
to be able to call on their “in-house” experts in these
                                                            Susan Hanson                                            and at a very high level of quality.
other areas. We consider our colleagues in BABC to
                                                            U-Haul International                                    Alan Z. Engel
be an integral part of our team!                            ______                                                  Crown Partners, Inc.
Tom Blankenship
Saint Thomas Health Services                                Bradley Arant Boult Cummings offers high                .......
______                                                      quality legal work and is very efficient.               Tax Law
                                                            ______
The firm has represented the interest of its clients                                                                Our company has found that all the attorneys at
very well, and continues to be responsive and               Bradley Arant Boult Cummings offers excellent           Bradley Arant are very knowledgeable and helpful
highly competent in the subject matter. They are            practical advice.                                       – no matter how big or small the issue.
a businessman’s law firm, finding solutions and             .......                                                 Benjamin Bright
getting the job done.
                                                            Litigation - Banking & Finance                          .......
Clete Walker
Surgical Care Affiliates                                    This firm provides one of the best values in            Trusts & Estates Law
______                                                      legal services I’ve encountered in 24 years as          They are extremely responsive in matters where
                                                            an in-house attorney. These lawyers combine             I have utilized Bradley Arant Boult Cummings.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is a full-service              outstanding expertise with a commitment to
health law firm with substantial expertise in the                                                                   Their multiple office locations are a plus.
                                                            clients, responsiveness, and cost-effectiveness that
for-profit and nonprofit sectors.                           puts them at the top of my list of firms I would

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