Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Nashville-based attorneys: partner Brendi E. Kaplan, and associates Thallen J. Brassel and Nina M. Kumar.
“Their experience and leadership in their respective industries complements our existing capabilities in Nashville. We are pleased to welcome them to the firm.”
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 7, 2012 – Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Nashville-based attorneys: partner Brendi E. Kaplan, and associates Thallen J. Brassel and Nina M. Kumar. These attorneys join on the heels of Burr & Forman’s recent combination with Tampa, Fla. law firm Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady P.A., and give the firm a total of 29 Tennessee-licensed attorneys. Additional information on Burr & Forman’s growing presence in Nashville is available on the firm’s newly launched website, www.burr.com.
“These three new attorneys respond to the increased demand of local legal counsel that we are experiencing in Tennessee,” explained Thomas Potter, III, managing partner of Burr & Forman’s Nashville office. “Their experience and leadership in their respective industries complements our existing capabilities in Nashville. We are pleased to welcome them to the firm.”
Brendi E. Kaplan joins Burr & Forman’s Banking & Real Estate and Health Care practice groups. She was previously a partner with Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP in Nashville. Kaplan represents a broad range of business clients in all aspects of commercial transactions, real estate, finance, acquisitions, dispositions and general corporate matters. She also represents clients in the area of public finance, serving as bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel, trustee’s counsel, and counsel to governmental entities. Her experience in the health care sector includes the representation of hospitals, physician practices and other providers in corporate, regulatory and compliance matters.
Kaplan earned her undergraduate degree from Bradley University, and her law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She is a member of the Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Lawyers Association for Women. She is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Middle Tennessee Chapter of Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute.
Nina M. Kumar also joins Burr & Forman from Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP. She will practice as an associate in the firm’s Banking & Real Estate and Health Care practice groups.
Kumar earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland, and her law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law. She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and Leadership Middle Tennessee’s Class of 2013. She is also active in the American Health Lawyers Association.
Thallen J. Brassel joins Burr & Forman’s Tax Law practice. She was previously an associate with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy LLP in New York. Her practice focuses on tax transactions, including advising major financial institutions, project developers, underwriters, airlines, aircraft leasing companies and other parties in tax-advantaged asset financing transactions. In addition, she advises clients on tax-related portions of bankruptcy filings.
Brassel earned her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and her law degree from Duke University School of Law.
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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 300 attorneys and nine 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. Burr & Forman LLP: Results Matter. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.burr.com.
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