Burr & Forman

Advanced Workplace

Operating with sophisticated, fully-integrated resources, our staff works closely together to solve issues on the ground, and from afar, to ensure the firm produces results for its clients and attorneys.

Accounting Department

aw_accountingBurr & Forman utilizes one of the leading accounting software solutions in the world with Aderant Expert — an integrated business management system built on Microsoft technology that includes time and billing, financial accounting, budgeting, performance management, business intelligence, client/matter management, business development, and more. Also Burr & Forman is in the process of implementing Redwood Analytics software to provide attorneys with key performance and practice information on their desktops.

We are familiar with and process through all of the major electronic billing vendors to include: Acuity, Bottomline Legal eXchange, Bridgeway, Collaborati, CounselLink, DataCert, Lawtrac, Legal Precision-Examen, Legal Solution Suite, Litigation Advisor, Serengeti, Tymetrix 360, Xign, and more.

Burr & Forman’s Accounting Department has a trained staff with an average length of service greater than 14 years and accounting staff on site in five of our locations.

We are experienced in all areas of accounting including billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, trust accounting, general ledger, budgeting, and financial reporting.

Library

aw_libraryThe Burr Library continues to progress in developing modern library services by providing access to online and print resources crucial to the success of the firm. Training and research assistance are available through the Library.

Burr offers the new platforms of WestlawNext and Lexis Advance, in addition to the classic Westlaw.com and Lexis.com. These new platforms provide a “Google” like interface and a global approach to legal research. Users can locate more relevant results faster.
We continue to evaluate our resources and formats to provide access to all users for greater efficiency and effectiveness.

We have converted many of our major library materials to online including:

  • BNA’s Bankruptcy Law Reporter, Labor and Employment Library, Tax Management Portfolios.
  • CCH’s Blue Sky Law, Federal Securities Law, Consumer Credit, Secured Transactions and Health Care.
  • We have also added subscriptions to SNL Financial.
  • Heinonline: an electronic archive of Law Reviews, American Bar Association publications, US Code, Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations and more.
  • Burr’s Lexis E-Library proves online access to major legal treatises including: Colliers on Bankruptcy, Moore’s Federal Practice, Powell on Property, Matthew Bender Construction Law and more.
  • Practical Law for Corporate, Securities Finance and Labor & Employment

An online catalog is being developed to direct users to the appropriate print and online resources.

Knowledge Services / Knowledge Management
The Library facilitates access to the firm’s internal knowledge via Burr Search. This search tool uses the power of the Lexis Search Advantage to research internal work product making our users more effective and efficient.

Competitive Intelligence research services for Business Development
With access to Westmonitor, Courtlink, Courthouse News, and specialized Lexis databases for businesses, biographies, news, and more, our Library provides vital, current and accurate information on potential clients.

Human Resources — People Matter
Human Resources

At Burr & Forman, People Matter! It’s the people who make up our organization and make it successful. Our people build relationships with our clients, learn about the client’s business in order to help the clients meet their goals, and work together to obtain the best results for our clients. Finally, our people care — about our clients, about our community, and about each other. Burr maintains a culture of respect, and strong values:

Trust — We work to build and maintain a high level of trust between all individuals within the firm — between partners, attorneys, management, and support staff, as well as with clients.

Mutual Respect — Mutual respect is exemplified in how we interact and treat each other and our clients. At Burr, everyone has an important role. It takes everyone working together to keep us moving forward effectively.

Genuine Concern for the Wellbeing of Others — Burr cares about its people. For example, our award-winning wellness program encourages employees to work with each other toward a healthy lifestyle. Our new hire orientation is highly rated and helps new people immediately feel at ease at the firm. Burr also celebrates employees’ milestones, such as monthly birthday celebrations, service recognition, and retirement receptions. Our people also show how much they care about each other on a daily basis. When an individual experiences illness or loss, it is common for him or her to receive numerous cards, calls, and visits of encouragement, as well as weekly meals provided by friends at the firm. The managing partner is known for visiting team members who are hospitalized. The firm also offers a shared leave policy which enables staff to donate hours or days of paid leave to fellow employees who are facing catastrophic illnesses.

Integrity and Professionalism — These qualities are important in creating a level of confidence and dependability among co-workers, and also in working with clients who expect and appreciate a professional approach and appearance.

Communication — We strive to maintain open lines of communication throughout all departments and teams allowing us to fully understand issues and to work toward resolutions.

Balanced Leadership — Our firm is made up of diverse individuals with varying commitments. Our leadership understands the importance of proper work/home balance. They not only show compassion, but also help mentor those who struggle with balancing the two. Members of the firm’s leadership team have an open door policy. They are approachable and easy to talk to, and they take the time to listen.

Employer of Choice — We want our people to feel confident that they are at an organization where people stick around. We want people who are looking for a place to call “home,” a place where they can make a worthwhile contribution, a place where they can work to provide for their families and complete their careers all the way to retirement. Our culture is evidenced by the many accolades we have received such as: Best Place to Work, Most Admired Company, and Healthiest Employer, among others.

People Matter. It’s not a new philosophy but one that many organizations forget about; however, Burr does not. We know that our people make results happen, and we appreciate every one of them.

Recognition

  • Best Place to Work in Birmingham
  • Best Place to Work in Atlanta
  • Best Place to Work in Tampa
  • Healthiest Employer in Birmingham
  • Healthiest Employer in Nashville
  • Healthiest Employer in Atlanta
  • Healthiest Employer in Orlando
  • Healthiest Employer in Ft. Lauderdale
  • Most Admired Companies in Birmingham