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April Mason

April McKenzie Mason

PH: (205) 458-5459
Fax: (205) 244-5747
PH: (205) 458-5115
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April practices in Burr & Forman's Corporate and Tax practice group and is the Hiring Partner for the firm. She represents clients in connection with a broad range of business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financing, corporate governance, business entity formation and antitrust and trade regulation.

April has been involved in a variety of mergers and acquisitions with domestic and foreign, public and privately held clients in the manufacturing, technology, insurance, healthcare and restaurant/hospitality industries. Additionally, she regularly counsels start-ups and seed companies as they seek venture funding for their company.

April also regularly counsels clients on antitrust issues and has prepared numerous Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notification forms in conjunction with certain acquisitions. In conjunction with her antitrust practice, April advises both franchisors and franchisees on federal and state disclosure requirements as well as on various state relationship laws that pertain to dealer/franchises terminations.

April has also served as corporate counsel for a sports event management and marketing company. As corporate counsel, April drafted, reviewed and negotiated various venue, sponsor and vendor contracts related to major sporting events in Alabam...

  • Represented various nursing home clients in refinancing and/or assumption of over $150 million in HUD-insured loans.
  • Represented the majority owners of a manufacturer of digital imaging equipment in the sale of all of its membership interests.
  • Represented private equity firm in multi-million dollar acquisition of large fast-food restaurant franchisee and prepared an HSR premerger notification filing in connection with the transaction.
  • Assisted in the disposition of certain assets of a liquidation trust, including the disposition of hundreds of acres of timberland.
  • Prepared numerous HSR premerger notification filings for public medical malpractice insurer.
  • Represented ball bearing manufacturing in sale of substantially all of the assets of one of its subsidiaries.
  • Represented client in the acquisition of the membership interest of B.A.S.S., LLC (a magazine publisher and outdoor entertainment company) from ESPN Productions, Inc.
  • Represented manufacturer of luxury vinyl flooring in connection with the sale of substantially all of its assets.
  • Represented larger supermarket chain in the sale of certain pharmacy assets out of bankruptcy.
  • Prepared HSR premerger notification form in conjunction with in the sale of stock of a manufacturer of clothing and sportswear.
  • Represented the U.S. operations of a Spanish Company in the automotive metal stamping business, in connection with its purchase of a stamping facility in South Carolina.
  • Assessed and provided opinions of data breach implications during due diligence of prospective corporate acquisitions.
  • Developed proactive cybersecurity policies, procedures, and best practices for client’s use in implementing technology, security, and data breach response plans.


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