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Edward R. Christian

PH: (205) 458-5155
Fax: (205) 244-5620
Email: Edward
PH: (205) 458-5115
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PH: (205) 458-5495

Ed's practice focuses on the following primary areas:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions - Ed handles a variety of mid-market M&A transactions, primarily for privately held companies.
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital - Ed has significant experience representing private equity and venture capital firms in connection with all types of matters, including structural and investment transactions, acquisitions and divestitures of portfolio companies and financing transactions.
  • General Corporate Counsel Services - Ed represents a variety of privately held companies for which he provides general legal, business and contractual advice.  Ed has significant experience in the manufacturing, nursing home and restaurant industries.

Ed serves on the firm's Executive Committee.  Since 2009, Chambers USA, the highly regarded legal directory, that is based upon actual clien...

What is your favorite thing about the law?
Working daily with clients.

What community projects are you involved in?
I am on the Board of Grace House Ministries, a home for abused, abandoned, and neglected girls ages 6-18.

What was your first job?
Cutting grass.

What are your hobbies?
Jogging and Alabama football.

What advice would you give to a young student in law school?
Study hard.

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  • Represented Private Equity firm in multi-million dollar acquisition of restaurant chain.
  • Represented health club in multi-million dollar sale of health club chain.
  • Represented manufacturing client in multi-million dollar loan transaction.
  • Represented manufacturer in sale of multi-million dollar manufacturing facility.


  • “I work with a lot of lawyers and he is as good as any of them. He is very smart and good at negotiating. He is incredibly responsive. He did a flawless job and got us a great outcome.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • “A very solid and very quiet lawyer, unassuming but good. He’s on my shortlist of people to send work to…"

    -Chambers 2012

  • “I worked with him before...He’s a good lawyer with a good reputation.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • "Ed Christian with Burr & Forman may be the most efficient lawyer with whom I have ever dealt. This is an excellent group and an absolute pleasure to work with."

    -Best Lawyers 2012