Burr Forman McNair Expands Charlotte Office and Lending Practice with Two Partners

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Charlotte, N.C. March 8, 2019 – Burr Forman McNair announces the addition of partners Tricia Gordon and Cybil Abrao, who have joined the firm’s Charlotte office as part of the firm’s regional Lending practice group.

“Tricia’s and Cybil’s combined experience will further strengthen our firm’s capabilities to better support banks and lenders across the region and directly in the Carolinas,” said Lance Lawson, Burr Forman McNair’s Charlotte managing partner. “The recent joining forces of Burr & Forman and the McNair Law firm has given us the momentum to expand services and recruit talent across our footprint, especially in Charlotte, a city that is home to key players in the financial industry.”

Abrao represents national and regional financial institutions and investors in connection with complex financial transactions, with an emphasis on transactions involving commercial real estate. Her practice includes commercial loan origination, structuring, syndication and participation, debt restructuring, defaulted loan workouts and restructuring, portfolio loan sales, including both syndicated and single-lender transactions and secured and unsecured transactions.

Abrao earned her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and her juris doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law. She is licensed in North Carolina.

Gordon primarily advises financial institutions and investors in real estate and corporate finance transactions including the origination and structuring of new transactions, the syndication and participation of credit facilities involving multiple banks, and working out distressed or non-performing loans.  She also represents clients involved in real estate foreclosures, portfolio sales and distressed debt trading. She has significant experience partnering with clients to resolve problems and successfully originate and restructure loans in an efficient and responsive manner.

Gordon earned her undergraduate degree from Georgia State University and her juris doctor from Emory University School of Law. She is licensed in Georgia and North Carolina.

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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