Law Firm Burr & Forman Thanks Clients

January 03, 2012

Continued Focus on Clients and Results in 2011 Leads to Numerous Recognitions BIRMINGHAM, January 3, 2012 - Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce a distinguished list of firm and attorney accomplishments in 2011, due in equal parts to its clients, significant firm growth, individual and firm recognitions, and professional and community leadership.

“While our accomplishments are notable, they would be nonexistent without our clients and the trust they bestow upon us year after year,” said W. Lee Thuston, firm managing partner.

Firm Growth:

  • The firm’s reach has expanded across its six Southeastern offices with more than 27 additional attorneys including: E. Erich Bergdolt, Counsel; James M. McCarten, Partner; Christopher Meyer, Associate; Marion A. Quina, Jr., Counsel; Jason Beckham (Wodogaza), Associate; and Michael Lasky, Of Counsel; as well as 19 new associates in multiple practice areas.
  • Following the firm’s growth in the Southeast, Burr strengthened its client service capabilities in Orlando by unifying the firm’s Winter Park and downtown Orlando offices.


Firm Recognitions:

  • Among the accolades Burr & Forman received during 2011, the most recent - The BTI Client Service A-Team 2012 List - parallels with Burr’s forward momentum for the new year. Burr announced in December 2011 that it had earned a place on this prestigious national list. The distinction is reserved for law firms whose clients recognize them - by name and without prompting - as an unparalleled leader in client service. 
  • Burr & Forman was again named by the ALM to the 2011 “AmLaw 200” as one of the nation’s top 200 law firms. 
  • Burr & Forman was also selected again as a “2011 Go-To Law Firm for Litigation” as well as a “2011 Go-To Law Firm for Financial Services Companies” by American Lawyer Media. 
  • Burr & Forman was recognized as one of the top nationally ranked law firms in the United States, as determined by Martindale-Hubbell®. 
  • 36 Burr & Forman attorneys were ranked as leading practitioners in 10 different practice areas by Chambers USA. In addition, the firm was ranked #1 in four practice areas researched in the state of Alabama. 
  • 51 Burr & Forman attorneys were named to Alabama, Mid-South, Florida and Georgia Super Lawyers. 
  • 76 Burr & Forman attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. Nearly 30 percent of partners in the firm were listed for 2011. 
  • Best Lawyers named Orlando Partner, Denise D. Dell-Powell and Birmingham Partner, Michael L. Hall, “Litigation – Bankruptcy Lawyers of the Year” for 2012. Best Lawyers named Howard E. Bogard, Michael L. Hall, D.J. Simonetti and Jack P. Stephenson, Jr. Birmingham “Lawyers of the Year” for 2011 in Health Care, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights, Employee Benefits, and Securities, respectively.
  • Four Birmingham attorneys were named to the 2011 “LawDragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America”. 
  • Birmingham Business Journal named the firm one of the “Healthiest Employers in Birmingham” in the 100-499 employees category. The firm was also ranked sixth overall. The Nashville and Atlanta office have also received this recognition by their cities respective business journals. 
  • For the fifth year in a row, the Birmingham office was named as one of the “Best Places to Work” in Birmingham by the Birmingham Business Journal holding the number one place for three years in a row.


Attorney Leadership and Commitment to Community:

The firm is proud to recognize the achievements of the attorneys who continue to pursue professional and community leadership roles outside of the practice. Of the 250 firm-wide attorneys, 140 have some type of professional or community leadership role. A few of the organizations served include the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), American Board of Trial Advocates, Turnaround Management Association, American College of Mortgage Attorneys, numerous state and industry law associations, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Birmingham Sunrise Rotary Club, and Special Equestrians.

About Burr & Forman LLP

For over 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 nearly 250 attorneys and offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, 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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TESTIMONIALS

  • “A strong lawyer…"

    -Chambers 2012

  • “He approaches problems from a business solution perspective. He is very skilled at negotiations with other lawyers. Very easy to work with and not confrontational. He is passionate about what he does and he is somebody who loves to do what he does mostly to solve problems, not to bring people down. He really tries to find a win-win solution for all parties involved and he gets a lot of pleasure out of that.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • “He is great. He is not only bright, but has a good way of getting things done. Any time we have had a transaction and there was a disagreement, he is the best to work through. He has the magic touch, never gets mad, always gets the deal done.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • “I have a lot of respect for him. He runs cases efficiently and manages matters well. He takes a very practical approach and is easy to work with. He has distinguished himself…"

    -Chambers 2012

  • “For the past four years, my Atlantic Capital Bank deal team has engaged the legal services of Lindsey Arnold to close several large and complex bank loan transactions.  To name a few, these deals include a $10million line of credit to a linen service company, a $15million Term Loan to a prominent, market leading textile manufacturer (and a subsequent recapitalization of this loan arrangement), a $12million Term Loan facility for a major grocery store chain, a $12million Construction to Mini Perm Facility and a separate $10million for a large national beverage distribution family of businesses.  Not only was Lindsey’s service of the utmost professionalism and very quick responsiveness, but also she treated the bank’s client’s with a very high level of courteousness and integrity.  Our clients are the lifeblood of our business and it is important that our legal partners handle our relationships get off to a good start.  In addition, rarely do loans sit on a shelf…there are always changes along the way and Lindsey has been very quick to respond to our needs (driven by our clients’ needs) in terms of amendments and deal restructurings.  In addition to solid deal execution…Lindsey is a terrific resource when it comes to early stage legal guidance as we as bankers think through competitive and creative deal structures.  Lindsey has been great and we hope to steer more deals in her direction as we grow the institution.”

    -Sandy Bowen, Atlantic Capital Bank