Burr & Forman has extensive experience in antitrust litigation and counseling.

We represent both corporations and individuals in federal and state antitrust matters, including grand jury investigations, trials and appeals in federal and state courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and Federal Trade Commission proceedings. Burr has represented both defendants and plaintiffs in private treble damage litigation, including defense of one of the first nationwide antitrust class actions that was tried to conclusion. Our attorneys have also been involved in both pricing and distribution actions and in dealership and agency termination lawsuits throughout the country.

In addition to litigation matters and agency proceedings, Burr regularly counsels clients on various trade and antitrust issues related to the sale of our client’s products and services, including advising on pricing and distribution matters, trade association activities, advertising, and other antitrust compliance issues. Our firm also routinely advises clients on competition matters in the merger setting and has prepared numerous Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notification filings in conjunction with these acquisitions.

Our Attorneys

Charlotte Bennett
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5460
(205) 714-6889
April Mason
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5459
(205) 244-5747

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Senior Secured Notes Offering

    Represented ProAssurance in its offering of 5.30% senior secured notes worth $250 million.
  • Acquisition

    Represented ProAssurance, the nation's fourth largest seller of medical liability coverage, in the acquisition of Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc., for $205 million in cash to expand its workers’ compensation coverage.
  • Acquisition

    Represented Colonial Properties Trust in its acquisition by Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc., a Memphis-based residential landlord. Mid-America agreed to purchase Colonial Properties Trust for approximately $2.2 billion in stock to expand as demand climbs for U.S. apartment rentals.
  • Acquisition

    Handled the stock merger of insurance company in which ProAssurance issued shares of its common stock to shareholders of Physicians Insurance Company (PIC) of Wisconsin pursuant to SEC registration statement. Prepared and negotiated acquisition agreement, regulatory approval of Wisconsin Insurance Department, SEC registration of stock issued in merger, tax advice, HSR anti-trust filing.
  • Acquisition of Company

    Represented ProAssurance Corporation in its acquisition of Mid-Continent General Agency, Inc., a Houston based surplus lines agency licensed in all states. ProAssurance executed a Stock Purchase Agreement with the parent of the agency providing for the purchase of all of its stock for a purchase price payable in cash and shares of ProAssurance stock. The Stock Purchase Agreement also provided for contingent consideration based on the profits of the acquired company and underwriting profit to be derived by ProAssurance on the sale of its policies through the agency.