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Biographical Information

Brooks Milling devotes a significant portion of his practice to the representation of buyers and sellers of businesses. He has handled numerous bank mergers involving the public offering of registered common stock. He also frequently represents buyers and sellers of small to medium sized private businesses. Mr. Milling has advised public companies regarding compliance with the 1933 Act and the 1934 Act and assisted in the preparation of periodic reports required by the 1934 Act. Brooks represents several charitable foundations that have significant timberland holdings. Brooks previously served as the head of the Firm’s Business Section. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for corporate law.

Other significant components of his practice include:

  • advising banks and bank holding companies in corporate and regulatory matters;
  • representing buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in real estate transactions;
  • representing charitable private foundations;
  • the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships for clients engaged in all types of business; and
  • providing general corporate and transactional advice to businesses.


  • Alabama State Bar, 1994


  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, cum laude, 1994
  • Vanderbilt University, 1991

Additional Information

Civic and Professional Affiliations

  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Vestry (2016—2018)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama, Mentor (2010—2016)
  • UMS – Wright Board of Trustees (Vice-Chairman (2012—2017); Chairman (2017—2020); Trustee (2007—Present) 
  • Bulldog Athletic Association (Youth Football and Basketball) (Board of Directors and Secretary 2008—2010)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama (Board of Directors, 2010—2013)
  • Mobile Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program, Inc. (1994—Present)
  • Deep South Council of the Girl Scouts (Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, Fund Development Committee 2002—2007)
  • Leadership Mobile Class of 2006
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile (Board of Directors 2003—2010)
  • Family Counseling Center of Mobile/Lifelines (Board of Directors, Finance Committee, Executive Committee 2002—2005, President 2004—2005)
  • Contact Mobile, Inc.(Board of Directors, Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Committee 1997—2002)


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent
  • Best Lawyers ® Lawyer of the Year 2015, 2020 and 2023, Corporate Law, Mobile
  • Best Lawyers In America©, Corporate Law, 2007—2024