January 8, 2024 – Lloyd & McDaniel, PLC, a leading creditors’ rights law firm serving financial institutions for more than 70 years, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Cooling & Winter, LLC. As part of this acquisition, we are also excited to welcome Joseph Cooling and Robert Winter as Managing Attorneys to the Lloyd & McDaniel team. This acquisition will strengthen our presence in Georgia and Florida, and add South Carolina to our state footprint map, with brick-and-mortar offices in each of those states.
Joe brings over 20 years of experience to the collection industry, managing large-scale law firm operations. He is a member of the Georgia Bar and the National Creditors Bar Association, has his undergraduate degree from Florida State University, and graduated from Loyola University Law School.
Robert Winter co-founded and managed the firm with Mr. Cooling, having practiced in this field for over 30 years. He is licensed in Georgia, Florida, and Missouri, and is a regular at industry conferences including the National Creditors Bar Association. Robert is a graduate of Florida International University and received his law degree from Emory University.
Richard Alphin, Managing Partner of Lloyd & McDaniel, PLC, stated, “We are excited to have Joe, Robert, and their team join Lloyd & McDaniel as we solidify our presence in Georgia and Florida and expand our footprint into South Carolina. Their experience in consumer collections and large-scale law firm management, along with their outstanding client relationship skills, adds to the best practices already in place here at Lloyd & McDaniel. Their existing infrastructure in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina will provide our clients with new turnkey opportunities for recovery.”
Cooling stated, “Robert and I look forward to joining Lloyd & McDaniel, a firm with a rich history in the area of legal collections. Having known Rich through the industry, I knew that combining our resources and strong client base would be the best next step for my firm. Our Cooling & Winter team is excited about our moving forward and can’t wait to get to work! This will definitely be to our clients’ advantage.”
Lloyd & McDaniel, PLC, was founded in 1952 in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the last 72 years, the Firm has grown to represent clients in 13 states within the Midwest and Southern regions of the United States. Lloyd & McDaniel’s mission remains to be the pre-eminent law firm for banks, financial institutions, and other credit grantors, with a laser focus on providing the highest quality, compliant and most cost-efficient legal representation available in an ever-changing business environment. The Firm’s practice areas include bankruptcy, commercial law and lending, commercial and retail collections, construction law, general corporate and business law, real estate and foreclosure, and Uniform Commercial Code. Lloyd & McDaniel sets the benchmark for professional excellence and commitment, making the firm synonymous with quality, service, responsiveness, integrity, and sound fiscal stewardship.