48 Burr & Forman Attorneys Ranked in 2020 Chambers USA

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Burr & Forman LLP announces that 48 of its attorneys have been ranked in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded directory featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business.

The 2020 guide is available here.

In addition, the firm received top rankings in 18 practice areas across the firm’s footprint including Alabama for Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/Commercial, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, Commercial Litigation, and Real Estate. The firm received top rankings in Florida for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, in Georgia for Banking & Finance and in Mississippi for Commercial Litigation. The firm was ranked in Tennessee for Banking & Finance, Environmental, and Commercial Litigation.

New to the rankings for the firm were the states of Delaware and South Carolina. In Delaware, the firm was ranked in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring and in South Carolina, due to the firm’s 2019 combination with McNair Law Firm, the firm was ranked in the areas of Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Healthcare, and Real Estate.

The firm also maintains its nationwide ranking in the area of Transportation: Maritime Litigation with Mobile partner John Kavanagh.

The Burr & Forman attorneys recognized by Chambers USA in the 2020 guide, along with the practice areas in which they were selected, are:


Howard Bogard, Healthcare

Richard J. Brockman, Healthcare

Chris Carson, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Paul Cavender, Litigation:  General Commercial

Ed Christian, Corporate/Commercial

John Coleman, Labor & Employment

Marcel Debruge, Labor & Employment

Kelli Fleming, Healthcare

Mike Hall, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Jim Hoover, Healthcare

Joe Joseph, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Mike Lucas, Labor & Employment

*April Mason, Corporate/Commercial

Derek Meek, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Bryance Metheny, Labor & Employment

Gail Mills, Banking & Finance and Real Estate

Dwight Mixson, Banking & Finance and Real Estate

Gene Price, Corporate/Commercial

Marc Solomon, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

*Frank Springfield, Litigation: General Commercial

Jack Stephenson, Corporate/Commercial

Lee Thuston, Corporate/Commercial

Rik Tozzi, Litigation: General Commercial

Katy Willis, Labor & Employment


Cory Falgowski, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Rick Robinson, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Eric Golden, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Jeff Kamenetsky, Intellectual Property

Ellsworth Summers, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Erich N. Durlacher, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Jack Kowalski, Construction

Ed Snow, Banking & Finance

Graham Stieglitz, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Cheri Gatlin, Litigation: Construction

North Carolina (Burr Forman McNair)

*Cybil Abrao, Real Estate: Finance

Lori Hinnant, Environmental

Patricia Gordon, Real Estate: Finance

South Carolina (Burr Forman McNair)

Jennifer Blumenthal, Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance

**Sidney Boone, Jr., Real Estate

**John Currie, Corporate M&A

Celeste Jones, Litigation: General Commercial

Judith McInnis, Real Estate


*Tucker Herndon, Banking & Finance

David Houston, Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Bill Penny, Environmental

Tom Potter, Litigation: General Commercial

Jerry Taylor, Healthcare: Regulatory


John Kavanagh, Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation

* Ranked as an “Up & Comer”

** Ranked as a “Senior Statesperson”

About Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners publishes Chambers USA, a guide to law firms and lawyers across the country. Every year, Chambers and Partners conducts thousands of in-depth interviews with clients in order to assess the reputations of business lawyers. Top firms and lawyers are ranked and their merits described – usually in the words of their clients that are interviewed by the Chamber’s research staff. It is the weight of client interviews that gives Chambers and Partners’ guides their highly valued credibility and reliability. For more information, visit www.chambersandpartners.com.

For more than a century, Burr & Forman LLP’s experienced legal team has served clients at the intersection of business and government with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with 360 attorneys and 19 offices in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. The firm operates as Burr Forman McNair in North Carolina and South Carolina. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.burr.com.

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