Securities Litigation

Burr & Forman attorneys have the experience to assist you in all forms of securities disputes, whether it is a dispute over a departing stock broker's book of business or a shareholder derivative suit brought against a publicly-traded corporation.

Burr & Forman attorneys have represented clients in disputes in state and federal courts, before the SEC and state securities commissions, and in FINRA arbitrations.

Our Attorneys

Bryan Balogh
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5469
(205) 278-9764
Bryan
Betsy Collins
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8207
(251) 706-2414
Betsy
Benjamin Coulter
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5420
(205) 458-5643
Benjamin
Daniel Dietrich
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5710
(813) 357-3508
Daniel
David Dowd, III
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5293
(205) 244-5629
David
Gerald Gillespy
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5348
(205) 244-5644
Gerald
Vincent Graffeo
Counsel ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5333
(205) 244-5721
Vincent
Victor Hayslip
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5255
(205) 244-5656
Victor
Tully Hazell
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4317
(404) 817-3244
Tully
Joseph King
Associate ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5750
(813) 357-3512
Joseph
Ellen Mathews
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5410
(205) 714-6897
Ellen
Kip Nesmith
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5491
(205) 714-6836
Kip
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
William Schifino, Jr.
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 221-1764
(813) 357-3525
William

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Securities Litigation

    Represented defendants in a 10b-5 securities class action. Court allowed plaintiff to amend and case was settled on favorable terms.
  • 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 client regarding motion to dismiss issues in a 10b-5 securities class action. Motion to dismiss in client's favor affirmed.
  • Securities Litigation

    Represented client in regard to scienter issues in a 10b-5 securities class action. On interlocutory appeal, the denial of motion to dismiss was affirmed. First Eleventh Circuit case to deal with aggregation issues regarding scienter under the PSLRA.
  • 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.