Managing Member • Executive Employment Law • Team Member Since 1995
That Alan’s personal role model is St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, speaks volumes about him. Seeking God both spiritually and rationally, St. Ignatius taught that because God can be found in our everyday work, all work is important.
When it comes to Executive Employment Law, Alan knows that his work is of the utmost importance to his clients. As the team leader, he works within the team to plan strategies and the tactics required to implement them. By working within the legal system that he holds so dear, Alan and his team fashion relief or solutions that help clients reach their goals or seek redress from those who have done them harm.
His very active political experience gives Alan valuable insight into human behavior and strategic thinking – insight that most often proves quite beneficial to our clients.
A fifth generation Memphian, Alan is a voracious reader, a semi-avid golfer and a devoted husband and father.
Alan Chose to Become a Lawyer Because:
“I was always drawn to the courtroom. At first it was because of the drama of it. As I do it more I really enjoy the challenge of putting the all the pieces of a case together to tell my client’s story. I also enjoy more and more solving my client’s problems whether in or out of the courtroom. Complex disputes with both complex legal and factual issues are my favorite because of the challenge in analysis to figure out what is really going on and developing and executing a plan to solve the problem for my client.”
Alan’s Proudest Moment at Crone & McEvoy, plc:
“Several years ago I represented a group of small business owners, about 80 in Arkansas and Tennessee, who were the victims of a fraudulent scheme. If nothing happened our clients would end up owing some finance companies thousands of dollars apiece for now worthless equipment. We filed suit against the seller of the equipment and the finance companies who held the paper on the leases of the equipment. As it turns out a lot of people filed the same kinds of lawsuits and at the same time the vendor filed a bankruptcy petition in Tampa, Florida. Our case along with a bunch of others was transferred to Tampa via the Multi-District Litigation Panel. The vendor and the finance companies had a plan to use the bankruptcy process to prevent any discovery of the finance companies’ involvement in the scheme and force the customers (folks like my clients) to continue paying on the leases even though the equipment was essentially worthless. A large national law firm was the architect of this plan. I helped to organize a group of lawyers with clients from around the country to fight this plan. We went up against the best lawyers in the country and adversaries with almost unlimited resources. We won. Our clients not only “got out” of the leases, but every single one received money from the finance companies and most of them got most of the money they paid to the vendor and the finance companies back. The customers who did not join our group were forced to pay off the leases.”
You Might Be Surprised To Learn That:
Alan is both a former seminarian and former theatre major.