About    

Bachus, Brom & Taylor, LLC serves clients in the areas of administrative law; alternative dispute resolution; appeals; banking; corporate and business law; education law; estate planning; governmental affairs; litigation; local government law; political law (ethics, campaign finance, and election law); probate; and public finance and economic development.

 

    Services    

The Firm concentrates its practice in the following areas:
  • Administrative law
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Appeals
  • Banking
  • Corporate and business law
  • Education law
  • Estate planning
  • Governmental affairs
  • Litigation
  • Local government law
  • Political law (ethics, campaign finance, and election law)
  • Probate
  • Public finance and economic development.
 

Attorneys

Steven M. Brom

 

300 Vestavia Parkway

Suite 3700

Birmingham, AL 35216

205.970.6747 - direct

205.970.7776 - fax

 

Steven M. Brom graduated from the University of Georgia where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1998.  Upon graduating from the University of Georgia, Mr. Brom attended the University of Colorado where he received his J.D. degree in 2001.

 

Mr. Brom was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in September, 2001.  He is a member of the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; Supreme Court of the United States of America, and Birmingham Bar Association.

 

 

Mr. Brom has served the Alabama State Bar and Birmingham Bar Association through the following committees:

 

  1. Board of Editors for The Alabama Lawyer

  2. Alabama State Bar Disciplinary Rules and Enforcement Committee

  3. Alabama State Bar Judicial Liaison Committee

  4. Alabama State Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee

  5. Birmingham Bar Association Budget Committee

  6. Birmingham Bar Association Public Service Committee (Co-Chair)

  7. Birmingham Bar Association Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee

 

Mr. Brom has lectured and written nationally on topics ranging from selection of business entities, trial strategies, and construction law.  

 

Mr. Brom is an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated attorney achieving a score of 5.0 on a 5.0 scale.  AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.  www.martindale.com/ratings.

 

 

Mr. Brom was selected as a member of the 2011 Alabama Rising Stars by Super Lawyers which names attorneys in each state who receive the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research.  Rising Stars names the state's top up-and-coming attorneys.

 

In 2010, Mr. Brom was selected as a member of the 2010 Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum.  The Leadership Forum selects thirty members of the Alabama State Bar per year for the purpose of building a core of practicing lawyers to become leaders within the Alabama State Bar, state and local government entities, local bar associations and community organizations.

Bryan M. Taylor

 

Montgomery, Alabama

334-595-9650 - direct

205.970.7776 - fax

 

Bryan Taylor concentrates in the fields of business law and civil litigation, appellate law, political law (ethics, campaign finance, and lobbying compliance), government contracting, and military law.

 

Bryan is a former Alabama state senator and has held senior positions in three governors’ administrations, most recently as general counsel to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey.  He is also an Iraq War veteran and Army JAG lawyer in the Alabama National Guard.

 

Bryan is licensed to practice law in both Alabama and Texas.  He earned his B.A. in Communication from the University of Alabama in 1998. He went on to receive his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin in 2001. During his first year of law school, Bryan served as a legal intern under Texas’s then‐Governor George W. Bush. While in law school, he also worked as a legislative aide in the Texas House of Representatives.

 

Shortly after 9/11, Bryan entered the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and served four years on active duty, including a combat tour in Iraq and a tour in Honduras. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Iraq and received the American Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Military Lawyer Award in 2004. 

 

Following active duty and a brief period of private practice, Taylor served as Personal Aide for Governor Bob Riley in 2006 and was then promoted to policy director and counsel to the governor through 2010. In 2010, Taylor returned to private practice and was elected to the Alabama State Senate, becoming the first Republican ever to represent the 30th District. 

 

He is best known as the architect of ethics reform in Alabama. As a freshman, Taylor sponsored and helped steer through the Legislature a historic package of bills strengthening Alabama's governmental ethics laws. 

 

In January 2016, he returned to state government as general counsel for the Alabama Department of Finance, where he served until his appointment with the Ivey Administration in April of 2017.  In January 2020, Bryan returned to Bachus Brom & Taylor. 

 

Bryan is married to the former Jessica Fair, and they have three children together: Sam, Fair and Jack. 

Spencer T. Bachus, III (retired)

Upon his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, Spencer T. Bachus, III joined attorney Steven M. Brom and formed Bachus & Brom, LLC.  In 2019, Mr. Bachus retired from the firm after being nominated by President Trump to the Board of Directors for the U.S. Export-Import Bank and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

 

Mr. Bachus graduated from Auburn University in 1969 and began his legal career in 1973 after graduating from the University of Alabama School of Law.  While in law school, Mr. Bachus earned the Somerville Prize for distinguished legal scholarship.  Mr. Bachus served in the Alabama National Guard from 1969 to 1971, during the Vietnam War, while attending law school.  Mr. Bachus maintained a private law practice until he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992.

As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Mr. Bachus won appointment to such important committees as Transportation and Infrastructure, Judiciary, and the Financial Services Committee.  His accomplishments for his district and state include his work on I-22, the Northern Beltline, and other major highway and infrastructure projects ; the establishment of the National Computer Forensics Institute; the creation of the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge; and the construction of the Alabama National Cemetery to honor veterans and their families.

 

Selected by his Republican colleagues as their leader on the Financial Services Committee as Ranking Member and Chairman (2006-2012), Mr. Bachus assumed his responsibilities as the U.S. financial system confronted its greatest challenges since the 1930s.  Working with a strong team of committee members and his highly-respected committee staff, Mr. Bachus strove to find solutions to the critical issues facing the nation’s economy. During the depths of the crisis in Fall 2008, Mr. Bachus advocated capital injections to help stabilize the financial sector, the approach ultimately adopted by the Treasury Department.  According to Act of Congress by Robert Kaiser, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson “asked his staff to figure out how to do just what Spencer Bachus had suggested on September 18…”

 

Bachus was named Chairman Emeritus of the Committee for the 113th Congress.

 

The legislative accomplishments of Mr. Bachus include the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT) Act, deposit insurance reform, Check 21, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, and originating the provisions that became the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.  One of his proudest legacies is debt relief, which has been credited with reducing hunger and poverty in poor countries and which the singer and humanitarian activist Bono wrote in a private note has allowed more than 51 million children to attend school.

 

A voice for racial understanding and reconciliation, Mr. Bachus received the Houghton-Lewis Leadership Award from the Faith and Politics Institute.  As Dean of the Alabama delegation, he worked on a bipartisan basis with his Birmingham area colleague, Representative Terri Sewell, to authorize a Congressional Gold Medal honoring the Four Little Girls who died in the civil rights movement era bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.

 

300 Vestavia Parkway

Suite 3700

Birmingham, AL 35216

205.970.7775 - main

205.970.7776 - fax

 

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

© 2020 by Bachus, Brom & Taylor, LLC

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