Burr & Forman

Edward H. Brown

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  • LL.M., Taxation, Emory University (1984)
  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law (1980)
  • B.A., with distinction, University of Virginia (1977)



  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Lawyer's Club of Atlanta
  • Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in Corporate/Commercial/M&A (2012-2017)
  • American Lawyer Media, "Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers"
  • Georgia Trend Magazine, "Legal Elite" (2012)
  • Board of Directors and as President of the Atlanta Junior Golf Foundation
  • Represented the purchaser in the purchase of stock or assets in a series of home health care businesses acquisitions.

  • Represented a national manufacturing and distribution client in purchasing a series of strategic targets as part of a roll-up of related businesses, and ultimate sale of the business.

  • Represented an issuer in a series of $100+ million offerings of limited partnership interests for the acquisition of multi-family apartment projects.

  • Represented a management team in purchasing a division of a publicly held company in the financial services sector, including a private equity raise and related bank facility.

  • Represented the seller group in the $80 million sale of assets of a project management service firm to a publicly held company.

  • Represented an acquiror in the purchase of stock of a multi-state project management consulting firm, and related financing package.

  • Has assisted numerous clients in the drafting of partnership agreements, limited liability operating agreements, shareholder agreements, equity incentive plans, and other internal corporate arrangements.

  • Has represented numerous purchasers and sellers in both the acquisition and sale of beverage wholesalers and the negotiation of distribution agreements and ancillary financings.

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Mergers & Acquisitions Business & Succession Planning Business Formation Private Equity & Venture Capital Tax Law Trusts & Estates Planning Health Care Corporate Securities


Beverage Services Health Care Restaurant Services

Ed practices in the firm's Atlanta office, representing clients in a wide variety of industries, including beverage wholesalers, distributors of consumer goods, manufacturers, health care providers, consulting firms, and real estate investment and development companies.

Ed currently serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and previously served as the Chair of the firm’s Corporate and Tax Practice Group. Ed brings over 30 years of experience in representing both private and public companies throughout the southeast. He often serves as an outside general counsel for many of these businesses, providing guidance for their businesses and often guidance to the owners and their families.

In addition, Ed has spoken before a variety of business and accounting groups, has written on business and tax law issues, appeared as a guest analyst on CNBC, and has spoken on a variety of topics, including mergers and acquisitions, angel tax credits, and the development of proper social media policies.