Burr & Forman

05.8.2018   |   Firm News

Burr & Forman Recognized by American Metals Market For Excellence in Steel Industry

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (May 08, 2018) — Burr & Forman has once again been named a finalist in the American Metals Market (AMM) Steel Excellence Awards. This is the ninth year for the Steel Excellence Awards. The firm was previously a finalist in 2017.

The Steel Excellence Awards recognize companies that have demonstrated best-in-class performance in their respective segments of the steel industry. Burr & Forman is listed as one of four finalists in the “Legal Service Provider of the Year” category.

The winners will be announced at the annual Steel Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 26 in New York City. The event is held in conjunction with the Steel Survival Strategies Conference, presented by AMM and World Steel Dynamics Inc.

“Burr & Forman’s unique contribution is a long-term commitment to the steel industry and the success of its clients,” said Cheri Gatlin, practice leader of the firm’s construction and project development group. “Burr & Forman has maintained relationships with our steel and metals clients for more than 100 years. We are honored to be a finalist for the Steel Excellence Awards and look forward to another century partnering with the steel and metals industry.”

Burr & Forman has a long history of representing the industry, going back 100 years and still representing those first steel clients today. The firm was founded a century ago alongside the rise of steel in Birmingham, Ala., and continues its efforts in protecting and advancing the interests of steelmakers.

As early as 1918, Burr & Forman represented U.S. Steel Corporation in one of the earliest steel antitrust cases in U.S. history. From those early beginnings through today, the firm has represented the country’s largest steel corporations in all aspects of the law. With a history and depth of legal experience that is uniquely positioned in the steel industry, Burr & Forman has become a major player with a wide range of legal services from negotiations to litigation.

Burr & Forman has served as local, regional and national counsel guiding its clients through the complex legal environment that affects today’s steel business, from new projects to existing mills. For its metals industry clients, the firm has handled economic development incentives, project development and complex equipment contracting, design development, construction, real estate development, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, environmental, regulatory, employment, labor, new market tax credits, international trade zones, antitrust, sales law and regulations, products liability, premises liability and all manner of complex litigation affecting the metals industry.

For more than a century, Burr & Forman LLP’s experienced legal team has served clients 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 300 attorneys and 12 offices in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North 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. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.burr.com.

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