Commercial & Corporate Finance

Burr & Forman represents commercial banks, funds, financial institutions, and other capital providers, as well as borrowers and other capital users, in all aspects of commercial and corporate finance, both in the large corporate and middle markets.

Burr brings the strength of its entire geographical footprint as well as the experience of lawyers in a variety of industries to bear in its representations.

Accounts Receivable and Inventory Finance

Burr represents agents, lenders and borrowers in closings, administration, workouts, loan sales and purchases, secured party sales and collections with respect to loans secured by accounts receivable and inventory, both in large corporate and middle market commercial loan and asset-based loan environments. The firm also has significant experience in representing factors and their clients in traditional factoring arrangements, as well as more structured, off-balance-sheet financings, for companies and financial institutions.

Mezzanine Finance

Burr represents agents, lenders and borrowers in mezzanine and junior lien finance closings, administration, workouts, loan sales and purchases, secured party sales and collections with respect to loans, warrants and other equity kickers, both in large corporate and middle market commercial loan and asset-based loan environments. The firm also has significant experience in negotiating intercreditor and subordination agreements for senior and junior lien holders.

Health Care Finance

Burr has extensive experience representing agents, lenders and borrowers in closings, administration, workouts, loan sales and purchases, secured party sales and collections with respect to loans secured by health care receivables, both in large corporate and middle market environments. The firm's health care lawyers assist the firm's finance attorneys in these transactions, providing industry and regulatory experience in connection with business associate agreements and other regulatory issues.

Leveraged Acquisition Finance

Burr has extensive experience representing agents, lenders and borrowers in acquisition loans, dividend recaps and other leveraged loan closings, administration, workouts, loan sales and purchases, secured party sales and collections with respect to loans secured by all assets and equity of the borrowers and their affiliates, both in large corporate and middle market commercial loan and asset-based loan environments. The firm has significant experience representing lenders working along side private equity groups and other sponsors in connection with these transactions.

Equipment Finance (Including Aircraft, Maritime
and Rolling Stock Finance)

Burr represents agents, lenders and borrowers in equipment finance closings, administration, workouts, loan sales and purchases, secured party sales and collections with respect to loans and leases, both in large corporate and middle market commercial loan and asset-based loan environments. The firm has significant experience in maritime finance with the firm's maritime lawyers assisting the firm's finance attorneys in these transactions. The firm also has significant experience in aircraft and rolling stock finance transactions.

Letters of Credit

Burr represents agents and lenders in letter of credit issuances, administration, workouts and collections, both in large corporate and middle market environments. The firm has significant experience in representing account parties and beneficiaries in connection with these transactions.

Agricultural Finance

Burr represents agents, lenders and borrowers in closings, administration, workouts, loan sales and purchases, secured party sales and collections with respect to loans in the agricultural industry, secured by crops, livestock, timber and other goods used in farming operations.

Our Attorneys

Lawrence Ahern, III
Retired Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3210
(615) 724-3310
Lawrence
Douglas Anderson
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8209
(251) 706-2401
Douglas
Matthew Barnes
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5120
(205) 278-4597
Matthew
Damon Denney
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5198
(205) 244-5267
Damon
Sean Dudley
Associate ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8221
(251) 344-9696
Sean
Joshua Ehrenfeld
Counsel ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3232
(615) 724-3332
Joshua
Gary Farris
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4250
(404) 214-7388
Gary
Deborah Fisher
Retired Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5295
(205) 244-5635
Deborah
Daniel French
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4265
(404) 214-7997
Daniel
Jesse Graham, Jr.
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6615
(321) 249-0525
Jesse
Chester "Chet" Hosch
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4279
(404) 214-7979
Michelle Mersey
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4309
(404) 214-7498
Michelle
Laura Murphy
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5306
(205) 714-6886
Laura
Joel (Jay) Price, Jr.
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5147
(205) 244-5699
Jordan Quinley
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4283
(404) 214-7925
Jordan
Ty Roofner
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6672
(407) 650-2730
Ty
Ed Snow
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4295
(404) 214-7931
Ed
Douglas Stamm
Associate ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
(954) 414-6212
(954) 660-2560
Douglas
Jack Stephenson, Jr.
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5201
(205) 244-5708
Jack
Graham Stieglitz
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4316
(404) 214-7923
Graham
George Taylor, III
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5254
(205) 244-5711
George
Donald Warren
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5128
(205) 244-5765
Donald
Keith Waters
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6610
(321) 249-0715
Keith
Brian Watson
Counsel ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6629
(321) 249-0529
Brian
Patrick Webb
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4254
(404) 214-7386
Patrick
Andrea Weed
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5431
(205) 714-6889
Andrea

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Loan Agreement Renegotiation

    Represented a leading privately held public sector financial services company in connection with the renegotiation of a loan agreement to restructure $20,000,000 of its debt.
  • Credit Facilities

    Represented a leading privately held public sector financial services company in connection with two credit facilities provided by the company to affiliated borrowers (a parent corporation and it subsidiary) that provide E-Rate eligible broadband wide area network services and voice over IP telephony services for K-12 school systems in the United States. One facility provides construction and working capital financing to the parent borrower principally to fund the construction of broadband networks for customers. The other is a securitization facility and is provided to a bankruptcy remote, single purpose vehicle subsidiary borrower and is principally secured by customer contracts and associated receivables purchased by the subsidiary from the parent. Also participated in the structuring of the transactions, the drafting of the term sheets, the preparation and negotiation of all credit facility documents as well as the organizational documents for the single purpose vehicle subsidiary borrower, the preparation and negotiation of an intercreditor agreement with a subordinated lender to the parent borrower, and the preparation and negotiation of multiple legal opinions required of the borrowers' counsel.
  • Health Care Lending

    Represent both lenders and developers in the purchase/sale transaction of medical center buildings
  • Institutional Refinancing of Friends and Family Loans

    Represented borrower, a metal plating manufacturer, in the refinancing of multiple credit facilities; documented related tax-exempt "F reorganization" and dividend distributions. Negotiated, documented and closed deal.
  • Refinancing

    Represented large manufacturing company as lead borrower's counsel in a refinancing.

TESTIMONIALS

  • “They handle most of the deals in a timely fashion…Their execution was outstanding...Everything is done on time, there is no hint of under-staffing.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • “Their knowledge of the industry and ability to work with borrower's counsel in a number of difficult situations has been invaluable. The firm is very knowledgeable and brings a wealth of experience across multiple practices and disciplines. This provides a strong one-stop shopping experience when working with the firm.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • “Does have a fairly significant commercial real estate group.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • “They have a wonderful real estate practice. I think they are as good as anyone in the South. They are technically excellent at what they do. The deals get done with these guys. They have a well-rounded group. Anybody we have ever referred to them has been very happy and satisfied.”

    -Chambers 2012