Chairman: Ed Christian
Office Managing Partners: 18
Number of partners: 240 Number of lawyers: 379
For more than a century, Burr & Forman LLP’s experienced legal team has served clients at the intersection of business and government with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with 19 offices in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. The firm operates as Burr Forman McNair in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Main Areas of Practice:
■ Alternative & Renewable Energy
■ Economic Development
■ Financial Services & Banking
■ Food & Beverage
■ Health Care
■ Higher Education
■ Maritime & Transportation
■ Sports & Entertainment
■ Real Estate
■ Restaurant Services
■ Retail Services
■ Data Privacy
■ Industrial Tariffs
■ Opportunity Zones
■ Labor Relations
■ Block Chain
Impact On The Region:
Formed in the early 1900’s during the rise of industrialism in the ‘New South,’ Burr & Forman represented some of the region’s then largest steel, railroad, mining and banking companies.
Over 110 years later, some of the firm’s original clients are still the firm’s top clients including US Steel (formerly TCI), Buffalo Rock, and Regions (formerly the First National Bank and AmSouth).
The firm’s Government Relations team helped form the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank when the state needed to secure financing for major road and highway construction.
The firm has had the privilege to play a major role in attracting major economic development projects, working with clients to create more than 30,000 new jobs and over $22 billion of capital investment.
The firm was there for the construction of the largest private development in United States history – the ThyssenKrupp (now AM/NS Calvert) steel plant in Mobile, Alabama.
The firm’s experience in the education sector includes playing a major role in getting the Education Accountability Act passed in the state of South Carolina, improving the state’s K-12 education system.
The firm has proudly helped in sharing some of the Southeast’s best ideas and products regionally and globally including manufacturing, microbrews, technology, transportation, medical devices and more.