Burr & Forman Bolsters Manufacturing Legal Services With Expansion of Mobile Office

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Mobile, Ala. - Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Mobile office with the addition of three attorneys, bolstering the firm's support to the area's growing manufacturing industry. Jason B. Nimmer returns to the firm, having previously served as Director Legal at ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation in Calvert, Ala. (formerly ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, LLC). Also joining the Mobile office are Burr & Forman partners Warren C. Matthews, who will be splitting his time with the firm's Montgomery office, and Kathryn M. Willis, relocating from Birmingham.

"The addition of these attorneys to the Mobile office improves our ability to provide the best legal service for existing and prospective manufacturing companies in the area," said Lee Thuston, firm managing partner of Burr & Forman. "These expanded services are in response to client needs as more manufacturers choose to do business in Mobile. Jason, Warren and Kathryn are experienced in handling the wide range of legal and business issues manufacturers face when opening, relocating and maintaining effective operations in the Southeast, and we are pleased to add them to our Mobile team."

Nimmer, who was previously with Burr before working in-house at the Calvert Steel Mill, will focus on issues related to the construction, equipping and operation of manufacturing facilities. He will also represent clients in matters involving products and general liability, construction claims management and litigation, insurance coverage, and professional liability for architects, engineers, realtors and appraisers. He earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and his law degree at Cumberland School of Law. Nimmer has extensive experience with the day-to-day operations of manufacturing plants, working as a plant engineer for a number of years before attending law school.

Matthews focuses on economic development, state and local taxation and governmental affairs. He works extensively with domestic and foreign companies to secure economic and tax incentives for manufacturing facilities opening in or relocating to the Southeast. Burr has worked on new economic development projects and expansions representing over $16 billion of capital investment and the creation of more than 25,000 new jobs. Matthews is presently the Co-Chairman of Burr's Manufacturing Group. He is a past chairman of the Alabama State Bar Tax Section and serves on the board of directors for the Alabama Federal Tax Clinic. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama, his law degree from Vanderbilt University and LL.M in Taxation from New York University.

Willis focuses her practice on labor and employment law, advising employers on leave issues, employee counseling and policies and procedures. She also regularly defends manufacturing clients against a number of claims, including those brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and in proceedings before the Occupational Safety and Health Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and her law degree from the University of Georgia.

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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