Corporate E-Note August 2021

Articles / Publications


April Mason Authors Article For QSR Magazine

April Mason authored an article for QSR Magazine, published on July 21, 2021 on, discussing franchising opportunities and challenges in the food service industry as we look forward to a post-pandemic world.

April is located in Birmingham, Alabama and may be reached at (205) 458-5459 or

Summary of Proposed 2021 Federal Tax Law Changes

This article, written by Columbia-based partner Erik Doerring, summarizes some of the most important changes President Biden has proposed to the Federal tax laws. Contact Erik at (803) 799-9800 or

Emily Mack Discusses Employer Vaccination Policies in SHRM

Emily Mack was quoted in an August 2, 2021 article published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) discussing employer vaccination policies. As employers face renewed challenges for managing safe operations as the Delta variant of COVID-19 spreads, Mack shared considerations for employees who choose not to get vaccinated for medical or religious reasons and request an exemption or accommodation from a mandatory vaccine policy.

Emily is a partner in the firm's Nashville, TN office and may be reached at (615) 724-3204 or

Department of State Extends Validity of National Interest Exceptions to Regional COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

On July 6, 2021, the Department of State updated its National Interest Exception (NIE) guidelines. Going forward, NIEs to the regional travel restrictions will be valid for twelve months and multiple entries, provided they are used for the purpose for which they were originally approved. The updated guidelines are a welcome change for foreign national workers who regularly travel to restricted countries.

This article was written by Jon Eggert, a partner in the firm's Hilton Head Island, SC office. Jon may be reached at (843) 785-2171 or

Immigration Insights: Episode 5

In Episode Five, host Melissa Azallion Kenny discusses travel considerations particularly for international employees who may need to return to the United States to resume their jobs.

Melissa is a partner in the firm's Hilton Head Island, SC office and may be reached at (843) 785-2171 or

Firm News

Brad Wright Named 2021 Leadership In Law Honoree By South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Brad Wright has been named a 2021 Leadership in Law honoree by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. The Leadership in Law event recognizes law firm leaders from across the Palmetto State who have gone above and beyond in their professions, achieved success in their law practice, made contributions to society and had an impact on their communities. A top 'Lawyer of the Year' award was selected out of the class of honorees and revealed on August 20.

Brad was honored at the Leadership in Law Event, which was hosted by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly on Friday, August 20, 2021 in Charleston, South Carolina. He was also profiled in the publication's June 21 issue. Brad may be reached at (803) 753-3207 or

Columbia Office Grows with Addition of John F. Wall, IV

John F. Wall, IV joins Burr & Forman's Columbia, South Carolina office as Counsel in its Government Relations practice group. John joins the firm from the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance, where he served as the General Counsel and Vice President of Government Relations. His practice will focus on governmental and economic development matters. John may be reached at (803) 753-3206 or

Jacksonville Office Grows with Addition of Jason Gabriel

Jason R. Gabriel joins Burr & Forman as a partner in the firm's Jacksonville, Florida office. Gabriel joins the firm's Real Estate practice group after 11 years at the City of Jacksonville, serving as General Counsel to the entire consolidated City government for the past 7 years. Jason may be reached at (904) 232-7211 or


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