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

Matthew Barnes
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5120
(205) 278-4597
Matthew
Charlotte Bennett
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5460
(205) 714-6889
Charlotte
Kathryn Bouchillon
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4280
(404) 214-7383
Kathryn
Edward Brown
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4292
(404) 214-7947
Edward
Edward Christian
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5155
(205) 244-5620
Edward
David Dowd, III
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5293
(205) 244-5629
David
Joshua Ehrenfeld
Counsel ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3232
(615) 724-3332
Joshua
Ronald Farley
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5185
(205) 244-5633
Ronald
Deborah Fisher
Retired Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5295
(205) 244-5635
Deborah
Lauren Foshee
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5270
(205) 244-5713
Lauren
Tully Hazell
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4317
(404) 817-3244
Tully
Ladd Mark
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5297
(205) 714-6896
Ladd
April Mason
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5459
(205) 244-5747
April
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
Gene
Anthony Romano
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5210
(205) 714-6895
Anthony
Ty Roofner
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6672
(407) 650-2730
Ty
William Schifino, Sr.
Of Counsel ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5745
(813) 357-3526
William
Ed Snow
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4295
(404) 214-7931
Ed
Jack Stephenson, Jr.
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5201
(205) 244-5708
Jack
George Taylor, III
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5254
(205) 244-5711
George
India Vincent
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5284
(205) 244-5714
India
Brian Watson
Counsel ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6629
(321) 249-0529
Brian
Callie Whatley
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5441
(205) 244-5734
Callie

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • 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.
  • Purchase of Stock/Assets

    Represented the purchaser in the purchase of stock or assets of a variety of home health care businesses
  • Senior Secured Notes Offering

    Represented ProAssurance in its offering of 5.30% senior secured notes worth $250 million.
  • 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.