Commercial Litigation

Burr & Forman’s success in representing corporate clients in commercial disputes is based on our extensive experience and commitment to establishing strong, personal, and long-term relationships with our clients.


Our attorneys strive for a complete understanding our clients’ businesses and goals which better enables us to assist them with their litigation prevention strategies.

When unavoidable litigation does occur, our attorneys have extensive trial and arbitration experience along with a track record of achieving results for our clients. We have successfully tried commercial cases in the Southeast and across the country involving breach of contract, commercial fraud and misrepresentation, bad faith, breach of fiduciary duty, antitrust, franchise, securities, intellectual property, construction, and other issues. In many cases, injunctive relief is vital to protecting a client’s interest on short notice. Our commercial litigators have vast experience with temporary restraining orders (TROs) and preliminary injunction hearings.

Efficiency and results are our primary objectives. Representing both national and international companies, we work closely with our clients to insure that we are providing cost-effective services that address the company’s overall goals. Whether we are counseling on litigation avoidance or standing before a jury at trial, our team of commercial litigators is well equipped to handle the situation.


Business Torts

Not all business disputes arise under contracts.

Business disputes can engender a whole host of tort claims, ranging from tortious interference with business relations claims to defamation claims. Unfortunately, not everyone in the marketplace plays fairly and by the rules. What may, at first glance, appear to be a dispute over a contract may turn into a claim for fraud in the inducement, exposing the defendant to damage claims well in excess of what could be claimed under the contract alone. Burr attorneys have the experience to help you, whether you need to sue another business for the torts it committed against you or if you are faced with business tort claims.

Contract Disputes

When a business deal goes "bad," the first thing the parties may do is look at their contract — what was promised, and were these promises kept?

There are, of course, two sides to every story, so whether you think the other side is not fulfilling its contract or whether you think that your company is being wrongly accused of breaching a contract, Burr may be able to help you. Burr attorneys have litigated all types of contract disputes and are well-versed in UCC provisions governing commercial contracts for the sale of goods.

Our Attorneys

Nicholas Agnello
Associate ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
(954) 414-6202
(954) 414-6201
Nicholas
Tala Amirfazli
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4270
(404) 214-7996
Tala
Bryan Balogh
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5469
(205) 278-9764
Bryan
Jeffrey Beaverstock
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8258
(251) 344-9696
Jeffrey
Bret Beldt
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4339
(404) 214-7946
Bret
Justin Bennett
Attorney ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5771
(813) 357-3571
Justin
Edward Bowron
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8216
(251) 344-9696
Edward
Jonathan Brown
Associate ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
(954) 414-6218
(954) 414-6201
Jonathan
Ken Bryant
Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3240
(615) 724-3340
Ken
Stephen Bumgarner
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5355
(205) 244-5611
Stephen
S. Greg Burge
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5101
(205) 244-5612
S. Greg
Martin Burke
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5447
(205) 244-5613
Martin
Jennifer "Ginger" Busby
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5341
(205) 244-5614
Angie Cameron
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5209
(205) 244-5728
Angie
D. Christopher Carson
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5372
(205) 244-5617
C. Paul Cavender
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5350
(205) 244-5618
C. Paul
Michael Choy
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5364
(205) 244-5616
Michael
William Collins, Jr.
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4266
(404) 214-7385
William
Graham Cotten
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5259
(205) 244-5604
Graham
Benjamin Coulter
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5420
(205) 458-5643
Benjamin
Bess Creswell
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8245
251-706-2415
Bess
Denise Dell-Powell
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6607
(407) 264-6466
Denise
Andrew Demers
Partner ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
(954) 414-6227
(954) 337-2742
Andrew
Matthew DeVries
Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3235
(615) 724-3290
Matthew
Daniel Dietrich
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5710
(813) 357-3508
Daniel
Michael Dodson
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5302
(205) 244-5609
Michael
Devin Dolive
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5332
(205) 244-5630
Devin
David Elliott
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5324
(205) 244-5631
David
Ashby Fox
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4294
(404) 214-7927
Ashby
Douglas Gartenlaub
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6643
(321) 249-0517
Douglas
Lisa Geiger
Staff Attorney ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6644
(321) 249-0522
Lisa
Gerald Gillespy
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5348
(205) 244-5644
Gerald
Robert Given
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5308
(205) 244-5645
Robert
Bryan Glover
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4252
(404) 214-7395
Bryan
Eric Golden
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6603
(407) 540-6601
Eric
Vincent Graffeo
Counsel ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5333
(205) 244-5721
Vincent
Jesse Graham, Jr.
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6615
(321) 249-0525
Jesse
Garry Grooms
Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3229
(615) 724-3329
Garry
Edward Hardin, Jr.
Counsel ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5377
(205) 244-5731
Edward
Gregory Harley
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4243
(404) 817-3214
Gregory
Tony Harlow
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5122
(205) 278-9795
Tony
Baya Harrison IV
Attorney ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6661
(407) 540-6601
Baya
Eric Hatten
Partner ~ Jackson, Mississippi|
(601) 709-3442
(866) 443-1581
Eric
Victor Hayslip
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5255
(205) 244-5656
Victor
Kasee Heisterhagen
Associate ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8244
(251) 706-2446
Kasee
William Hereford
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5310
(205) 244-5658
William
Brent Hitson
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5391
(205) 244-5649
Brent
David Houston, IV
Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3215
(615) 724-3315
David
Erin Howell
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4276
(404) 214-7960
Erin
Taylor Johnson
Associate ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8235
(251) 344-9696
Taylor
Kwende Jones
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4242
(404) 214-7393
Kwende
Joe Joseph
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5457
(205) 244-5637
Joe
Jon Kane
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6625
(407) 650-2609
Jon
John Kavanagh, Jr.
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8246
(251) 344-9696
John
Justin Kelly
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5452
(205) 244-5610
Justin
Joseph King
Counsel ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5750
(813) 357-3512
Joseph
William Knight, Jr.
Retired Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5232
(205) 244-5666
William
John Lassiter
Partner ~ Jackson, Mississippi|
(601) 709-3432
(866) 443-1583
John
Forrest Latta
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8212
(251) 344-9696
Forrest
Heather Lee
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5170
(205) 244-5669
Heather
Alan Leeth
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5499
(205) 244-5670
Alan
Joseph Letzer
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5212
(205) 244-5671
Joseph
Laurence Litow
Partner ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
(954) 414-6222
Laurence
William "J." Long, IV
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5445
(205) 244-5730
Michael Lucas
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5204
(205) 244-5673
Michael
Mignon Lunsford
Associate ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8214
(251) 706-2444
Mignon
Reid Manley
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5439
(205) 244-5675
Reid
Howard Marks
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6648
(321) 249-0545
Howard
Ellen Mathews
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5410
(205) 714-6897
Ellen
Derek Meek
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5471
(205) 244-5679
Derek
Christopher Meyer
Associate ~ Jackson, Mississippi|
(601) 709-3455
(601) 355-5150
Meredith Minkus
Counsel ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6649
(321) 249-0550
Meredith
Briana Montminy
Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3249
(615) 724-3394
Briana
John Mooresmith
Counsel ~ Montgomery, Alabama|
(334) 387-2072
(205) 244-5685
John
John Morrow
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5298
(205) 244-5687
John
Dent Morton
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5208
(205) 244-5688
Dent
Brian Neal
Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3246
(615) 724-3346
Brian
John Nefflen
Counsel ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3219
(615) 724-2219
John
Samuel Nelson
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6653
(321) 249-0592
Samuel
Kip Nesmith
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5491
(205) 714-6836
Kip
Rhett Owens
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5278
(205) 458-5100
Rhett
Alexandra Palermo
Associate ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5725
(813) 357-3510
Alexandra
Christine Parrish
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6627
(407) 641-9741
Christine
Thomas Potter, III
Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3231
(615) 724-3331
Thomas
David Proctor
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5166
(205) 244-5735
David
R. Marshall Rainey
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5761
(813) 357-3521
E. Travis Ramey
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5489
(205) 244-5729
E. Travis
J. Mitchell Relfe
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5318
(205) 244-5622
Holly Rhea
Associate ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3211
(615) 724-3311
Holly
Michelli Rivera
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4246
(404) 214-7925
Michelli
Robert Rutherford
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5286
(205) 458-5100
Robert
John Schifino
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5739
(813) 357-3524
John
William Schifino, Jr.
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 221-1764
(813) 221-7335
William
Elizabeth Shirley
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5186
(205) 244-5705
Elizabeth
Daniel Snyder
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5417
(205) 244-5652
Daniel
M. Clark Spoden
Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3214
(615) 724-3314
M. Clark
Megan Stephens
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5289
(205) 714-6893
Megan
Carol Stewart
Retired Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5219
(205) 244-5709
Carol
Graham Stieglitz
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4316
(404) 214-7923
Graham
Michael Strasavich
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8206
(251) 706-2409
Michael
J. Christoper Suedekum
Associate ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3256
(615) 724-3356
Shea Sullivan
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4268
(404) 214-7924
Shea
Jonathan Sykes
Associate ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6636
(407) 264-8942
Jonathan
Emily Taube
Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3237
(615) 724-3337
Emily
Al Teel
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5389
(205) 714-6898
Al
Sheena Thakrar
Associate ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6660
(321) 249-0712
Sheena
Hannah Thrasher
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5362
(205) 244-5719
Hannah
Joshua Threadcraft
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5132
(205) 413-8701
Joshua
Rik Tozzi
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5152
(205) 278-6948
Rik
Jackie Trimm
Counsel ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5224
(205) 714-6824
Jackie
Bradley Vance
Partner ~ Jackson, Mississippi|
(601) 709-3456
(866) 443-1582
Bradley
Todd Vargo
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5103
(205) 244-5715
Todd
Peter Vilmos
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6622
(407) 650-2955
Peter
Kelly Waits
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4306
(404) 214-7381
Kelly
David Wanhatalo
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5179
(205) 244-5750
David
Bill Wasden
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8230
(251) 344-9696
Bill
Kristen Watson
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5169
(205) 458-5100
Kristen
Andrea Weed
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5431
(205) 714-6889
Andrea
Robert Williams
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5712
(813) 357-3533
Robert
Thomas Wood
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8203
(251) 706-2412
Thomas
Ricardo Woods
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8257
(251) 344-9696
Ricardo
Jennifer Ziemann
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4336
(404) 214-7959
Jennifer
Francesco Zincone
Associate ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
(954) 414-6228
(954) 337-3152

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TESTIMONIALS

  • “We would use them even in geographic areas where the firm is not in their natural footprint.”

    - Chambers 2014

  • “Burr & Forman is a very talented firm with a keen interest in serving their clients. They are extremely knowledgeable, efficient and timely in the delivery of their services. They are very efficient and offer good value for money.”

    - Chambers 2014

  • "We have had very positive experiences with them. I tend to think very well of the firm. They have been very good: I always feel like I'm getting extra support because the case has been handled efficiently."

    -Chambers 2013

  • "I found Mr. Ahern and Mr. Potter to be extremely responsive to my requests and knowledgeable of the subject matter. I have found that they understand and appreciate their fiduciary duty and take such responsibilities with the utmost care."

    -Chambers 2013