Director & Officer Liability and Executive Compensation

A director or officer of a corporation or other entity has the potential to be faced with all sorts of claims when business does not go as planned.

In the most extreme cases, a director or officer is alleged to have enriched him- or herself at the expense of the corporation, but even claims of incompetence or simple mismanagement have the potential to lead to protracted litigation.  Whether you are an director or officer yourself or believe that the directors or officers of a particular corporation have misbehaved, Burr & Forman attorneys have the experience to evaluate your options and guide you through any litigation.

Our Attorneys

Jennifer "Ginger" Busby
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5341
(205) 244-5614
Cheri Gatlin
Partner ~ Jackson, Mississippi|
(601) 709-3444
(866) 443-1596
Cheri
Gerald Gillespy
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5348
(205) 244-5644
Gerald
Edward Hardin, Jr.
Counsel ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5377
(205) 244-5731
Edward
Atoyia Harris
Associate ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8253
(251) 706-3519
Atoyia
Victor Hayslip
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5255
(205) 244-5656
Victor
Erin Howell
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5297
(205) 244-5642
Erin
Kwende Jones
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4242
(404) 214-7393
Kwende
Forrest Latta
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8212
(251) 344-9696
Forrest
Ellen Mathews
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5410
(205) 714-6897
Ellen
E. Travis Ramey
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5489
(205) 244-5729
E. Travis
William Schifino, Jr.
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 221-1764
(813) 221-7335
William
Shea Sullivan
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4268
(404) 214-7924
Shea
Bill Wasden
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8230
(251) 344-9696
Bill
Robert Williams
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5712
(813) 357-3533
Robert

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • General Commercial

    Lead counsel for close corporation shareholder against co-owner and president involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty and shareholder oppression. Favorable settlement.
  • Securities Litigation

    Counsel for Respondent in the 2008 United States Supreme Court decision, where the Supreme Court held against private "scheme liability" claims under the federal securities laws. Public commentators call it the most important Supreme Court business decision in a decade.
  • Securities Litigation

    Represented defendant in regard to "scheme liability" claims in a 10b-5 securities class action. Motion to dismiss in client's favor affirmed.
  • Securities Litigation

    Represented defendants in claim of securities fraud. Case dismissed in our favor in matter of first impression in the Sixth Circuit.
  • Securities Litigation

    Represented defendants in a 10b-5 securities class action. Court allowed plaintiff to amend and case was settled on favorable terms.