Burr & Forman Adds Corporate and Tax Attorney in Orlando

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Orlando, Fla. - Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has added Brian A. Watson as Orlando-based counsel. Watson joins the firm's Corporate and Tax and Banking and Real Estate groups, where his practice focuses on assisting clients in corporate matters, including the formation and finance of business entities, as well as public finance matters, including representing issuers, financial institutions, underwriters and investors in connection with the public and private offering of municipal securities.

"Brian's arrival to Burr bolsters our economic development practice in Orlando," said Jim Pratt, managing partner of Burr & Forman's Orlando office. "His background in the formation and financing of new businesses complements the recent addition of Vivien Monaco, who has extensive experience in land use and zoning law. With the uptick in the local economy, Brian will help guide clients who are opening or expanding their businesses in Central Florida by providing counsel on site selection and real estate considerations, as well as the formation of the business entity, financing the project and executing important contracts."

Watson is experienced in counseling lenders and investors in the sale and workouts of defaulted bonds and has represented a variety of clients in matters relating to interest rate swap transactions and preparation of securities disclose documents for bond transactions.

Watson also deals with securities matters in the areas of private offerings and debt and equity securities, as well as mergers and acquisitions, including buy-side and sell-side representation for stock sales and asset sales.

Watson is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida, and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law.

About Burr & Forman LLP
For over a century, Burr & Forman LLP's experienced legal team has served clients 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 nearly 300 attorneys and nine offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. For more information, visit the firm's website at www.burr.com.

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