Ian’s experience guiding investment advisory firms, national merchants, banks, and payment technology companies through the course of transactional, regulatory, and governance issues gives him the insight to help his clients find the way forward. Ian Calhoun is a member of Alston & Bird’s Financial Services & Products Group and the Payment Systems Team. Ian advises wealth management and investment advisory firms, as well as payments and banking clients on a range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and card-issuing and merchant-acquiring relationships. Ian is recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© “Ones to Watch” in the Mergers & Acquisitions Law category. Ian earned his J.D., cum laude, in 2013 from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served as a symposium editor for the Georgia Law Review. Before law school, Ian earned an M.S. in international affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology.