Burr & Forman

Management

William “Lee” Thuston

William “Lee” Thuston

Chairman

William “Lee” Thuston serves as Chairman of Burr & Forman, responsible for strategic initiatives, business development and client service programs. In addition, Lee oversees the firm’s Executive Committee.

Lee practices in the Corporate/Tax practice group where he focuses on economic development, business and succession planning, trusts and estates, tax law, and international law.

Phone: (205) 458-5143
Email: Lee


Ed Christian

Ed Christian

Chief Executive Officer

Ed Christian is the firm’s Chief Executive Officer where he manages the day-to-day operations and firmwide administrative departments. Ed practices in the firm’s Corporate/Tax practice group where represents a variety of privately held companies for which he provides representation and advice on mergers & acquisitions and general business, corporate and contractual matters.

Phone: (205) 458-5155
Email: Ed


Erich Durlacher

Erich Durlacher

President

As president, Durlacher serves as strategy partner, collaborating with each of the firm’s practice group leaders to enhance practice management. Durlacher is also the Atlanta Office Managing Partner and practices in the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group assisting companies, banks and other financial institutions in the resolution of complex commercial issues, the restructuring of performing and distressed credit facilities and swap agreements, and the maximization of debt and collateral recovery.

Phone: (404) 685-4313
Email: Erich


James W. Lowery, Jr.

James W. Lowery, Jr.

Chief Operating Officer

Jim Lowery joined Burr & Forman in April of 2005 as Chief Operating Officer. In this role Jim oversees all business related functions firm-wide, including finance and accounting, human resources, information technology, library services and knowledge management, and facilities.

Phone: (205) 458-5266
Email: Jim


Ron Poole

Ron Poole

Chief Information Officer

Ron joined Burr & Forman in December of 2013. As CIO for the firm, Ron is responsible for aligning the technology direction of the firm with its strategic plan.

Phone: (205) 458-5458
Email: Ron


Cathy Ogletree

Cathy Ogletree

Director of Human Resources

Cathy Ogletree, SPHR, is the Director of Human Resources for the firm.  She has overall responsibility for the human resources and payroll functions including developing and implementing policies and procedures, managing employee relations benefits, the wellness program, support staff compensation, performance review management, employment, recruiting, payroll processing, safety, labor law/government compliance, business continuity/emergency planning, employee functions, and management reports.

Phone: (205) 458-5301
Email: Cathy