Burr & Forman’s experienced legal team serves clients with local, national, and international legal needs. With particular industry strengths in the financial institutions, manufacturing, health care, and food and beverage sectors, our attorneys draw from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience to serve as trusted business advisors and legal counsel to help clients achieve their goals. Burr & Forman is a regional law firm with 350 attorneys in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Our firm's century-strong success is credited to our lawyers' forward-thinking approach to crafting innovative solutions for the challenging situations encountered by our clients. The firm’s growth through the years is directly correlated to the success of our clients.
We invest our time and talents in our Clients, Colleagues, and Communities. They define the way we do business. Each of the three builds upon and reinforces the others. To deliver the highest client service, we invest in our people through training, mentoring, and professional development. To recruit the best people, we are active leaders in our local communities through civic participation, charitable work, and community service. To be active leaders in our communities, we grow and nurture strong relationships with our clients and colleagues. It's a virtuous cycle that drives our approach to client service. It's the Burr way.
It is not just hard work, knowledge, and experience that are integral to the quality and delivery of our legal services. It is also a diverse, creative, and future-focused approach that enables us to achieve exceptionalresults that matter:
To Our Clients
We learn our clients’ businesses, how they think, and what they need. We keep up with industry and legal trends in order to adapt to the challenges of the present and future needs of the clients we serve.
To Our Colleagues
We mentor our associates and support each other, bringing a tradition of shared purpose and vision as leaders in our ever-changing profession.
To Our Communities
We serve as volunteers and leaders to improve the quality of the legal profession and the quality of life enjoyed in our communities.
"As a Southeast regional law firm, we understand the professional services industry is still all about developing authentic relationships and helping people." - Lee Thuston
Our attorneys and staff donate their personal time, funds and talents for the greater good of the community. These activities include providing legal assistance to individuals in financial need, raising money for organizations devoted to cancer research, collecting food to battle hunger, and mentoring youth in the community.
In April 2022, several Burr offices participated in the firm’s Social Justice Volunteerism Program food drive that raised $3000 and collected non-perishable foods for local charities. Firm donations supported the work the following organizations.
The firm that became Burr & Forman was established in Birmingham, AL in 1905 as Percy & Benners by John Walker Percy, a Mississippi native and grandfather of the prized novelist of the same name, and Augustus Benners, a prominent local politician. In 1909, the pair brought on Borden Burr to fill the need for a strong trial lawyer. James R. Forman, a University of Alabama star athlete, joined the firm in 1918. During the next several decades, the firm evolved to include other partners and mergers. In 1986, the firm adopted and institutionalized the name Burr & Forman.
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