NASHVILLE, Tenn. January 25, 2019 – Burr & Forman LLP announces the addition of associate Tara Lay to the firm’s Nashville office in the Intellectual Property service group. Previously working from Nashville for Carolinas-based McNair Law Firm, P.A., Lay was brought onboard as part of Burr & Forman’s acquisition of the 84-attorney firm this month. The newly expanded firm provides clients with a dedicated team of legal professionals in the areas of economic development, government relations, intellectual property, cybersecurity, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, public finance, real estate, tax, and trust and estates. Lay is a registered U.S. patent attorney, and practices in the areas of patents, copyright and trademarks.
“We are pleased to welcome Tara to our Nashville office as a reflection of the growth of our firm,” said Tucker Herndon, Burr & Forman’s Nashville office managing partner. “Her knowledge surrounding patents, copyrights and trademarks is a tremendous asset to our intellectual property service group as we continue to offer enhanced services and deepen our bench in this area of practice.”
Lay focuses on patent and trademark prosecution, portfolio management, clearance investigations, and transactional matters.
Lay earned her undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University and her law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, cum laude.
For more than a century, Burr & Forman LLP’s experienced legal team has served clients at the intersection of business and government with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with 360 attorneys and 19 offices in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. The firm operates as Burr Forman McNair in North Carolina and South Carolina. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.burr.com.