- University of North Carolina (B.A., with honors, 1975)
- Emory University (J.D., 1978)
- Academy of Legal Studies in Business
- State Bar of Georgia
- West Virginia State Bar
- Admitted to bar, 1978, Georgia and West Virginia.
- Business Law
- Real Estate
Alan is now Professor Emeritus of Business Law at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, (active 1980 – 2006).