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Deborah Perry Fisher

Retired Partner - Birmingham, Alabama
PH: (205) 458-5295
Fax: (205) 244-5635
Email: Deborah
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Deborah is a retired partner at Burr & Forman. Deborah practices in the firm's Business section, representing businesses in construction law, obtaining financing, contract negotiations, and mergers and acquisitions. She also represents businesses in commercial real estate transactions, and timberland transactions.

Deborah assisted ThyssenKrupp Steel in the construction and start-up of operations for its $5 billion manufacturing facility in the U.S.  This work consisted of drafting and negotiating all types of agreements and forms necessary for a new plant of this size, during both the construction phase and later during the operations phase.  She assisted Honda Manufacturing of Alabama with the construction of its first manufacturing plant in Alabama, and Kia Motors with construction of its manufacturing plant in Georgia.

Deborah has broad experience in general corporate matters, including large debt and equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions. 

Deborah frequently represents clients in commercial real estate transactions.  She has represented clients in the purchase, sale and financing of hundreds of thousands of acres of timberlands in Alabama and other states, in the purcha...


What do you do on weekends?
In the summer, I grow vegetables in our backyard.  In the winter, I cook and read seed catalogs while longing for spring.

What does your family enjoy doing?
We have three sons, two daughters-in law, and three young grandchildren.  We love cooking and eating together, especially my husband's pizza.

What is your favorite part of this job?
Getting to know clients and their businesses.


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REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Corporate and Finance
  • Corporate and Finance: Represented an investment fund in a debt/equity investment in a manufacturing company. $100 million.
  • Represented a foreign-owned company in the start-up of operations for its new $5 billion manufacturing facility in Alabama. This work consisted of drafting and negotiating all types of agreements and forms necessary for a new plant of this size. (i.e. Site security; Railroad transportation contracts; Barge transport contract; Maintenance agreements; Purchase order terms and conditions; Master services agreements; Document retention policy; Packaging and warehousing agreements; Employment agency agreements; Temporary personnel services agreements; Stevedore/river terminal operations agreements; Insurance issues
  • Corporate and Finance: Represented an investment fund in a debt/equity investment in a company located in several states in the U.S. More than $100 million.

TESTIMONIALS

  • "Deborah has been doing legal work for me for the past 15 years and I find her to be an extremely intelligent, focused and well prepared attorney.  I always feel that she participates as a dedicated team member, just as interested in a successful outcome as her client, in whatever project we are undertaking." 

    -Vaughn Stough

  • "Deborah Fisher is a tremendous value to Chief as she always provides legal advice in a prompt response that gives us a peace of mind.  Her legal partnership with Chief has been most beneficial to us in the avoidance of any mistakes we might make.  Her documents are error free." 

    -Lamar Guthrie

  • "Our firm has worked with Deborah Fisher for over 20 years, and our admiration for her work is such that we would never undertake a legal matter without first consulting Deborah.  She has always looked out for our best interest, not just in the short term, but has helped us make decisions that are legally correct for the long term operation of our company.  Her work is second to none, her integrity is without question, and she is a class act." 

    -Charlie Alexander

  • "Deborah is an outstanding attorney and a valuable member of our team.  One of Deborah's best qualities is her attention to detail and her dedication to do only the very finest for her clients.  Deborah is committed to assisting us achieve our company's goals, and we know that we can always depend on her to provide us with first class legal services."

    - Jason Nimmer