Burr & Forman LLP has been retained to represent the Huntsville, Alabama City Board of Education and eleven other Alabama school districts in calling on the United States Supreme Court to ensure teachers and administrators nationwide have the tools they need to maintain safe and orderly schools. Filing a brief on March 3, 2021 as amici curiae in the case Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., No. 20-255 (U.S.), in support of a Pennsylvania school system, the Alabama school districts are taking a stand in favor of protecting schools’ abilities to proactively address issues like cyberbullying, cyberstalking and other forms of online harassment.
In this special episode of the Burr & Forman podcast series honoring Black History Month 2021, we are joined by Burr Partner, Adam Artigliere, to talk about the Shaw Center. In this episode, Adam sheds light on the Shaw Center, a Greenville, SC-based non-profit aiming to fight against gentrification, and the role that our firm has played in the effort to continue this fight.
Burr & Forman LLP recently represented Brentwood Associates, a leading middle-market private equity investment firm, in acquiring a minor interest in Snooze, an innovative breakfast and lunch chain with 44 locations in six states. The Denver-based restaurant chain is one of the leading concepts in the expanding market for breakfast-focused chains. Brentwood’s investment is an indicator that investors are still confident in the restaurant industry, especially in those entities that have proven viable during a highly unusual year.
Through a bond issued by the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (“JEDA”), St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System is able to expand its services to a new medical campus in Bluffton, South Carolina. The tax-exempt Hospital Revenue Bonds, totaling approximately $19 million, will be used to finance and refinance the acquisition of land, buildings, and equipment needed to consolidate oncology services in one location for the new medical campus.
Burr’s Michael Seezen served as South Carolina co-Bond Counsel for this project.
On June 24, 2020, The Tennessee Board of Parole voted unanimously to recommend that Gov. Bill Lee exonerate Adam Braseel, who spent a dozen years in prison for a killing he’s always maintained he did not commit.
Following a nearly seven-hour hearing led by Nashville partner Alex Little and associate Zack Lawson, the Tennessee Board of Parole voted unanimously to recommend that Governor Bill Lee exonerate Braseel.
In December 2019, a team from Burr’s appellate litigation group, working alongside South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan and sixty-one other members of U.S. House of Representatives, filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court to facilitate domestic energy transportation. The case involved a right-of-way under the Appalachian Trail in the George Washington National Forest for Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s 604-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina.
On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Fourth Circuit’s decision that had blocked the construction of the natural gas pipeline. The decision is a significant victory for the energy industry. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a multi-billion dollar venture by Dominion Energy and Duke Energy. Upon its completion, the pipeline could carry as much as 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day to customers in North Carolina and Virginia.
Burr & Forman has established a dedicated team to counsel individuals, businesses and financial institutions in government audits, investigations and defense-related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The PPP and CARES Act Audit, Investigations and Defense Team represents and advises clients in audits and investigations involving PPP loans and tax benefits that may have been claimed under the CARES Act. This multidisciplinary team combines more than 230 years of legal experience and attorneys with previous government positions, including attorneys with IRS Chief Counsel, the United States Department of Justice, and United States Attorneys’ Offices.
ATLANTA, January 14, 2021 – Burr & Forman is pleased to announce the addition of Tamika D. Walters as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of…
What Matters: Can employers mandate vaccination and what legal considerations exist? As of January 19, 2021, two vaccines have been authorized for emergency use by…
Burr & Forman is pleased to announce the addition of Tamika D. Walters as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of the firm. Walters will lead the firm’s diversity strategy and help further its goals of building a more inclusive culture and diverse workforce.
Walters will work with firm leadership to align recruiting, retention, and professional development priorities with the firm’s diversity and inclusion goals. She will direct inclusion training, plan firmwide programs honoring the history and traditions of diverse cultures, and provide oversight for attorney resource groups. Walters will also support the firm’s efforts to enhance client service through diverse and inclusive legal teams.
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