Clark Partington is proud to have A. Alan Manning as a member of its team. Alan is a graduate of the University of Southern California (B.S. Business Administration, summa cum laude) and the UCLA School of Law. He also holds an M.A. in History from the University of West Florida. Alan first joined the Firm in 1998 after having practiced for 11 years in the Los Angeles and Orange County offices of the international law firm Paul Hastings. Alan’s legal practice focuses on real estate, finance, business transactions, general corporate and tax matters. He represents banks and other financial institutions, institutional and private investors, developers, commercial landlords and tenants, physician and other medical practices, and manufacturing, service, and technology companies. Alan frequently acts as local counsel for out-of-state clients and law firms on real estate and business transactions, including the issuance of opinion letters on matters of Florida law. He is also an agent for several national and local title insurance companies.
His day to day activities involve primarily business transactions and as such, he spends most of his time drafting and reviewing documents and meeting or having conference calls with clients, colleagues, and other professionals. He often makes site visits to the properties that are involved in the transactions on which he is working.
Alan is also a recognized presidential historian and author. His book, Father Lincoln: The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and His Boys (Lyons Press, 2016), reached #18 on the Amazon Bestseller List for Civil War era books and was favorably reviewed in a number of publications, including the Wall Street Journal. Alan is an expert on presidential biographies, elections, and Constitutional powers of the presidency, and is a frequent speaker on these topics. In 2012, Alan took a sabbatical from the practice of law to teach American History and Government at Pensacola Catholic High School. Clark Partington supported Alan’s decision to spend time as an educator sharing his passion for history with his students and having a positive impact on their lives.
In 2017, Clark Partington welcomed Alan back to the firm where he continues to dependably serve his clients. Alan note, “I feel blessed to work with the finest group of partners, associates, and staff that any attorney could hope to work with. For that reason, every day is a favorite memory.”
Alan enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters in addition to researching, writing, and speaking about presidential history. He also currently serves as an adjunct in the Department of History at the University of West Florida, where he occasionally teaches classes in American history. He is working on his second book, this one on Theodore Roosevelt. Alan’s ability to serve clients in a variety of legal matters at a high level embodies the can-do, will do spirit of the Clark Partington culture.