Burr & Forman Expands to Carolinas with New Raleigh Office

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Raleigh, N.C., Jan. 2, 2018 - Burr & Forman LLP announces the firm has officially opened its 12th office, located in Raleigh, N.C. Led by partner Matthew W. Barnes, the Raleigh office opening is a continuation of the firm's expansion throughout the Southeast in an effort to meet increasing client needs in the Carolinas. Burr & Forman has 12 attorneys licensed in the Carolinas and more than 300 attorneys throughout its Southeastern footprint.

"As a hub for financial services, technology and manufacturing, North Carolina has long been on our list of possible expansion destinations. Listening to our clients helped us identify a need and an opportunity to have a foothold in the state," said Edward R. Christian, chief executive officer of Burr & Forman. "With nearly eight years at the firm, Matt Barnes understands our firm's culture, regional collaboration, and commitment to client service. We are honored to have him lead our growing presence in the Carolinas."

Barnes, a partner who relocated his practice from the firm's Birmingham, AL office to Raleigh, has been in practice over twenty years and has a diverse business practice including mergers and acquisitions, business planning, and general corporate matters in addition to real estate development, acquisition and leasing. Barnes earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University.

"Raleigh is a unique and growing city, one with increasing business activity and emerging industries," said Barnes. "This is an incredible opportunity for us to serve and expand our client base in the Carolinas with on-the-ground legal support. We are excited to become a member of the Raleigh community."

In addition to Barnes, Honore Hishamunda, a member of the firm's Labor & Employment practice group who is licensed in both North and South Carolina, will be devoting substantial time to serving existing client needs in the Carolinas.

The new office is located at 421 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1100, Raleigh, N.C. 27601.

This news coincides with Burr & Forman's recent expansion and relocation of its Nashville office to accommodate growth in the state. The Nashville office has 26 attorneys serving clients in the financial services, health care, construction, real estate, and manufacturing industries. The new office will provide space and an opportunity for the firm to add talented attorneys, network with clients, and expand its overall operations in Tennessee.

For any inquiries regarding the Raleigh office, please contact mediainquiries@burr.com.

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