Burr & Forman

Russell J. Rutherford

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  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (2011)
  • B.A., University of Mississippi (2008)
  • Executive Committee Member, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, Birmingham Bar Association
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star," General Litigation (2019)
  • “Birmingham’s Rising Legal Stars,” Birmingham Business Journal (2015)
  • Alabama Rising Stars®, General Litigation, Thomson Reuters (2015 – 2018)
  • Advisory Board and Past Chair, St. Vincent’s Foundation
  • Past Member, Red Mountain Park Junior Board of Directors
  • Member, Project Corporate Leadership, Class of 2017
  • Volunteer, Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer, Project Homeless Connect
  • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity

Partner | Birmingham, AL

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Commercial / Corporate Litigation Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Health Care Government Relations

Russell counsels clients on a full range of business issues and disputes. Most of his clients work in the financial services, insurance, housing, construction, and health care sectors.

Russell has experience handling all manner of legal issues arising in the nonprofit world.  He handles corporate issues, government relations issues, all forms of dispute resolution, ethical issues, compliance with applicable tax laws and laws pertaining to grants, and other similar matters that are unique to charitable, mission-driven entities.

In addition, Russell has experience in both state and federal court trials and appeals as well as alternative dispute resolution and mediation. He provides counsel on loan workouts involving distressed assets and bankruptcy matters under Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. In his government relations practice, Russell advises on clients in regulated spaces, including health care providers in Certificate of Need proceedings.