April practices in Burr & Forman's Corporate and Tax practice group, representing clients in connection with a broad range of business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financing, corporate governance, franchising, and antitrust.
April has been involved in a variety of mergers and acquisitions with domestic and foreign, public and privately held clients in the manufacturing, technology, insurance, healthcare, retail and restaurant/hospitality industries. Additionally, she regularly counsels start-ups and seed companies as they seek venture funding for their company.
She has worked on numerous acquisitions involving franchised concepts and advised on franchise issues pertaining to all aspects of the transaction. Her experience includes counseling both franchisors and franchisees on federal and state disclosure requirements and various state relationship laws that pertain to dealer/franchise terminations.
April also regularly counsels clients on antitrust issues, including merger review and Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notification filings, competitor collaborations and joint ventures, FTC and DOJ investigations, distribution arrangements and trade association activities, as well as advises on antitrust exemptions and immunities.
April served as corporate counsel for a sports event management and marketing company. As corporate counsel, April drafted, reviewed and negotiated various venue, sponsor and vendor contracts related to major sporting events in Alabama. She was also responsible for managing the relationship with the Alabama High School Athletic Association, which involved developing a media rights plan and negotiating broadcast agreements, as well as managing their corporate sponsorship program.