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

Tala Amirfazli
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4270
(404) 214-7996
Tala
W. Michael Atchison
Counsel ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5168
(205) 278-5842
Bryan Balogh
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5469
(205) 278-9764
Bryan
Taylor Barr
Associate ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8235
(251) 344-9696
Taylor
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
John Browning
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8211
(251) 706-2411
John
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
Betsy Collins
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8207
(251) 706-2414
Betsy
William Collins, Jr.
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4266
(404) 214-7385
William
J.D. Cooley
Attorney ~ Jackson, Mississippi|
(601) 709-3415
(601) 510-9932
J.D.
Graham Cotten
Attorney ~ 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
Emily Dennis
Associate ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3217
(615) 724-3317
Emily
Daniel Dietrich
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5710
(813) 357-3508
Daniel
Michael Dodson
Attorney ~ 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
Steven Ferrell Jr.
Associate ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6674
(321) 249-0743
Steven
Ashby Fox
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4294
(404) 214-7927
Ashby
Daniel French
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4265
(404) 214-7997
Daniel
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
Associate ~ 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
Alexandra Haddad
Associate ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5725
(813) 357-3510
Alexandra
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
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
Will Hereford
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5310
(205) 244-5658
Will
Jessica Hew
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6646
(321) 249-0527
Jessica
Brent Hitson
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5391
(205) 244-5649
Brent
Chuck Holtz
Counsel ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8223
(251) 344-9696
Chuck
James Hoover
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5111
(205) 244-5660
James
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
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
John Kearns
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4251
(404) 214-7935
John
Justin Kelly
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5452
(205) 244-5610
Justin
Joseph King
Associate ~ 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
M. Maggie Lester
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5207
(205) 244-5727
M. Maggie
Joseph Letzer
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5212
(205) 244-5671
Joseph
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
Associate ~ 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
Associate ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6649
(321) 249-0550
Meredith
Joel Mohorter
Associate ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5760
(813) 357-3518
Joel
Briana Montminy
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5480
(205) 244-5690
Briana
Cathleen Moore
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5184
(205) 244-5683
Cathleen
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
Michael Nardella
Associate ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6620
(407) 650-2777
Michael
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
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
Marion Quina, Jr.
Counsel ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8255
(251) 344-9696
Marion
R. Marshall Rainey
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5761
(813) 357-3521
Morey Raiskin
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6675
(407) 540-6601
Morey
E. Travis Ramey
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5489
(205) 244-5729
E. Travis
J. Mitchell "Mitch" Relfe
Attorney ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5318
(205) 244-5622
Holly Rhea
Attorney ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3211
(615) 724-3311
Holly
Michelli Rivera
Attorney ~ 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) 357-3525
William
Anna Scully
Associate ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8205
(251) 344-9696
Anna
Elizabeth Shirley
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5186
(205) 244-5705
Elizabeth
Daniel Snyder
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5417
(205) 244-5652
Daniel
Nicole Soto
Associate ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5726
(813) 357-5726
Nicole
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
Shea Sullivan
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4268
(404) 214-7924
Shea
Jonathan Sykes
Associate ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6636
(407) 264-8942
Jonathan
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
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
Allan Wheeler
Counsel ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5235
(205) 244-5741
Allan
Robert Williams
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5712
(813) 357-3533
Robert
Amanda Wilson
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4273
(404) 214-7933
Amanda
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

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Construction Litigation

    Represented general contractor in defending claims brought by developer arising from construction of residential and commercial infrastructure, including sanitary sewer and water lines for mixed use golf course/residential development.
  • Employer Representation

    Represented employer in various matters against defecting employees, including the enforcement of restrictive covenants, protection of trade secrets and proprietary information, and defense of claims for unpaid commissions.
  • Letter of Intent

    Represented client regarding letter of intent issues. Trial verdict in favor of client was affirmed.
  • Loan Default

    Retained to defend limited recourse guarantor in deficiency action arising from a defaulted commercial loan.
  • General Commercial

    Local counsel for truck manufacturer in defense of dealer termination claim in federal court. Defense jury verdict.

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