Telecommunications & Media

Burr & Forman represents communications and media companies on a full spectrum of issues—contractual, managerial, financial, governmental, and constitutional.

Our attorneys have experience representing and providing advice to clients involved with real estate transactions throughout the United States. 

Some of our Firm's specialized practice areas include:

Acquisitions and Dispositions

Burr attorneys represent both buyers and sellers in all facets of the acquisition and disposition process, including preparation and negotiation of the purchase agreement, review and consultation regarding title documents and title insurance, finance arrangements, due diligence, tax and 1031 consequences, remedies, and other pertinent matters. Our attorneys have experience with many types of properties, including retail, industrial, office, hotel and multi-family, distressed and CMBS properties.

Development

Our attorneys are experienced in representing developers (both fee and leasehold owners) of commercial properties in connection with land acquisition, entitlements, zoning, title, environmental, mixed use, and other reciprocal arrangements.

Construction

Our attorneys have extensive experience in negotiating construction contracts for almost every conceivable improvement to real estate, including, but not limited to, infrastructure improvements (underground sewer and water, roads, utilities, etc.) and vertical improvements (houses, multifamily, office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, etc.).  This experience includes representation both from the construction perspective and the owner perspective.

Leasing

Our attorneys are experienced in representing both landlords and tenants in residential and commercial leasing, including negotiating leases for significant office space, shopping centers, and free-standing retail stores.

Condominiums

Our attorneys have experience representing developers of commercial and residential condominium projects, including preparing and obtaining approval of all condominium documents with the required governmental authority, handling the closing of the sale of individual units, and representing the developer in negotiations with the condominium association.  Our attorneys also have experience representing condominium associations.

Joint Venture / Investments

Our team represents both developers/owners and investors (including fund formations, compliance, and other regulatory matters) in connection with choice of entity (including LLC's, Series LLC's, partnerships, and REIT's), capitalization, waterfall, tax consequences, defaults, and exit strategies.

Timberlands

Burr represents lenders and borrowers in timberland loan transactions ranging from a few thousand acres in a single state, to hundreds of thousands of acres in multiple states.  Our team also represents clients in the purchase and sale of timberlands.  These legal services often include other relevant disciplines such as corporate, limited liability company and partnership organization, timber sale contracts, timber management contracts, easements, and timber deeds.

Portfolio Transactions

The attorneys at Burr represent both buyers, sellers and lenders in connection with the acquisition, disposition, and refinancing of multiple commercial properties often in various states.

Contact one of our team members or read our Telecommunications & Media Blog to learn more about how we can help you with all of your Telecommunications & Media needs.

Our Attorneys

Bryan Balogh
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5469
(205) 278-9764
Bryan
Matthew Barnes
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5120
(205) 278-4597
Matthew
Tully Hazell
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4317
(404) 817-3244
Tully
Joshua Threadcraft
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5132
(205) 413-8701
Joshua

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Stock Acquisition

    Represented production company in the acquisition of the stock of a television production company from a sports and entertainment corporation. The acquired corporation was a Qualified Subchapter S Subsidiary engaged in television production for multiple programs. The purchase price consisted of cash, a seller note and the assumption of certain debt of the seller.
  • Media

    Representation of television station owner in property damage claims arising from collapse of 5,000 foot transmission tower caused by Hurricane winds. Dismissed.
  • Media

    Defense of syndicated talk radio personality and host station in defamation claim by well-known business figure for alleged injurious comments about him and his wife. Dismissed.
  • Media

    Defended local television property of national media company in defamation claim by plaintiff who was identified in an investigative story on serial workers compensation claims. Summary judgment granted.
  • Media

    Representation of media clients in litigation involving non-competes, talent contract negotiation and other employment matters.

Events

March 08, 2014
Use of Technology in a Law Practice: Blogging, Social Media & Websites
March 14, 2014
LEAP Seminar: Social Media and Labor and Employment Law
April 26, 2014
Professional Development Track: Social Media - What You Don't Know Can Hurt You