Blogs

Consumer Finance Litigation Blog

Consumer Finance Litigation

This blog focuses primarily on recently released federal court opinions addressing the fields of mortgage servicing, credit cards, auto finance, retail consumer loans, debt collection, and other consumer finance industries, with a spotlight on federal consumer protection statutes, including the Truth-in-Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, among others. The blog will also closely monitor recently released cases dealing with all provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) that may affect the consumer finance industry. State-specific case law, particularly in Burr & Forman’s geographic footprint – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee – will be addressed as well.

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Matters

The complex system of environmental laws and regulations impact our clients’ businesses in a variety of contexts, including legal issues arising in business strategy, regulatory compliance, permitting, transactions and dispute resolution. Our Environmental Law attorneys launched this blog to provide an avenue for our clients and other interested companies and individuals to keep up with news, statutory changes, and legal opinions, and to provide practical tips involving all areas of environmental law — particularly avoiding litigation and the environmental pitfalls that affect corporate and real estate transactions. We hope you enjoy our blog and find it to be a useful resource.

Non-Compete & Trade Secret Law Updates Blog

Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Law

Continual changes in non-compete and trade secrets law, as well as technological advances providing increasing avenues for unfair competition, make it imperative that businesses in all fields stay abreast of the latest developments in this area. For those reasons, our Non-Compete and Trade Secrets attorneys launched this blog to help employers, executives and attorneys keep up with news, statutory changes, legal opinions and practical tips involving all areas of unfair competition law, including non-competes, trade secrets, customer non-solicitation, non-recruitment, non-disclosure, confidentiality agreements, tortious interference with business relations, employee piracy, computer theft, breach of fiduciary duties, employee loyalty, and intellectual property rights. We hope you find value in our blog.

Securities Litigation & Arbitration Blog

Securities Litigation & Arbitration

This blog focuses on keeping readers up-to-date on securities issues arising in business strategy, compliance and resolution of disputes that many face in their business life cycles. It also examines how the securities industry is impacted by regulatory authorities such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as federal laws such as the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. The blog provides timely information on any court rulings or guidance from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA).

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  • Best Lawyers In America, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation (2015)
  • Orange County Bar Association Outstanding Service Awards (2004-2005; 2008-2009; 2010-2011)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers Rising Star 2011
  • 1983-1984 Chief Justice, Cumberland Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Alabama Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Employee Benefits/ERISA (2011-2013)