Private Equity & Venture Capital

Burr & Forman has experience in representing companies and private equity funds in more than 300 transactions.

Attorneys in our Private Equity and Venture Capital group regularly represent private equity funds, financial institutions, venture capital funds, institutional investors and superangels in a wide range of private equity related activities, including:

LBOs/MBOs/Recapitalization Transactions

We regularly represent private equity funds, management groups and other investors in a variety of leveraged buy-outs, management buy-outs, management buy-ins, and recapitalization transactions.

Fund Formation

We advise clients on establishing investment entities addressing such critical fund features as management fees, carried interest, investment restrictions, securities compliance and distributions. We also work with our clients as they raise capital from investors, and address the numerous securities law issues that arise along the way.

Venture Capital/Superangel Investments

We have extensive experience representing companies in all stages of growth. We have experience representing venture capital funds in the Southeast, nationally, and offshore. We have a significant focus on emerging sectors such as technology, life sciences and biotechnology, telecommunications and media, and a wide variety of traditional industries.

Securities Offering/IPOs

We represent issuers and underwriters in public and private securities transactions including initial private offerings, follow-on placements, and all associated securities issues.

In addition, Burr has a growing presence in the southeastern United States and regularly counsels home-grown, “middle-market” companies in capital opportunities among local or national alternatives.

Our Attorneys

Lindsey Arnold
Counsel ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3253
(615) 724-3353
Matthew Barnes
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5120
(205) 278-4597
Edward Brown
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4292
(404) 214-7947
David Dowd, III
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5293
Cell: (205) 907-0830
(205) 244-5629
Joshua Ehrenfeld
Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3232
(615) 724-3332
Deborah Fisher
Retired Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5295
(205) 244-5635
Lauren Foshee
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5270
(205) 244-5713
Tully Hazell
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4317
(404) 817-3244
Jefferson Holt
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4277
(404) 214-7998
April Mason
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5459
(205) 244-5747
C. Read Morton
Counsel ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4330
(404) 214-7397
C. Read
Gene Price
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5328
(205) 244-5698
James Roberts
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5322
(205) 244-5624
Anthony Romano
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5210
(205) 714-6895
Ty Roofner
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6672
(407) 650-2730
Ed Snow
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4295
(404) 214-7931
George Taylor, III
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5254
(205) 244-5711
India Vincent
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5284
(205) 244-5714
Callie Whatley
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5441
(205) 244-5734

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.
  • Purchase of Stock/Assets

    Represented the purchaser in the purchase of stock or assets of a variety of home health care businesses
  • Private Placement

    Assisted the client with the drafting of a private placement memorandum related to the sale of up to $1.5 million of its stock. Also assisted the client with its federal and state securities filings associated with the offering.
  • Power Purchase Agreement

    Represented an alternative energy company in the development of a 3.0 megawatt solar power project on rooftops of 30 school buildings in the Jefferson County (Colorado) School System. The transaction involved structuring and negotiating a power purchase agreement, agreements for access to the rooftops, agreements with engineering, procurement and construction providers, equity arrangements, bank financing, mezzanine financing, and federal and Colorado solar power incentives.
  • Stock / Asset Acquisition

    Represented buyer in acquisition of assets of all equity securities in SRM Entertainment Group, a company located in Hong Kong. The targets engage in the production of toys for sale at amusement parks worldwide.