Burr & Forman LLP

Corporate/Commercial Department

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What the team is known for Impressive group which maintains a strong focus on regional economic development in the Southeast. Typically acts for public and private companies in the manufacturing, automotive, technology and financial services sectors. Represents clients in an array of matters, from company formation to strategic acquisitions and corporate structuring. Clients also benefit from the team's experience acting on deals with significant cross-border elements.

Strengths One interviewee reports: "I have always felt that it has the best people and always has my interests first."

Clients characterize the firm as "exceptional," praising its lawyers as "very professional, great communicators and great closers."

A source highlights "the breadth of service it provides at such a high level of quality."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Brentwood Associates in its acquisition of Texas-based fitness franchise Orange Theory.

Notable practitioners

April Mason
has a growing presence in the Alabama corporate market and is noted for her work in the manufacturing and healthcare sectors. According to a client: "She was very good at keeping focus on the right issues."

Edward Christian
handles an impressive array of corporate and commercial matters, including acquisitions, financing and mandates involving economic incentives. He praised by one client for being a "stand-out lawyer."

Gene Price
advises on a broad range of commercial matters, including acquisitions and private equity investments. One impressed commentator states: "He is the best business lawyer in the state, if not the entirety of the Southeastern US. He certainly ranks highly in national and international experience."

One sources praises
Jack Stephenson
's "experience, pragmatism and toughness." He serves clients from a range of sectors, including medical and insurance, on the full range of corporate mandates.

"Preeminent corporate lawyer" and chairman of the firm
Lee Thuston
enjoys a stellar reputation. He has notable expertise in the manufacturing sector and regularly assists clients with cross-border M&A mandates.