Edward Christian Earns Top Award at Birmingham Business Journal CEO Awards

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Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Officer Ed Christian was named a winner at the Birmingham Business Journal CEO Awards, earning top honors in the category for businesses with 100-299 local employees. Finalists and winners were honored at a December 12, 2021 event at Protective Stadium and in a special section published on December 13. The full list of winners is available here.

“Birmingham has become home to more and more truly impressive businesses with equally impressive leaders, and it is an honor to be recognized in this way and amongst this group of such well-respected CEOs,” Christian said. “I’m fortunate to work with such a top-flight organization at Burr & Forman and am constantly inspired by the amazing attorneys and professionals we have across our footprint. This honor is a testament to their great work and results on behalf of our clients.”

Christian was named CEO of Burr & Forman in January 2017 and has led the firm through significant growth marked by strong financial performance and growth of key legal talent. During his tenure, the firm has grown from eight offices to 19 locations across eight states, and it has become a regularly ranked firm on the annual AmLaw 200 list of the nation’s highest-grossing law firms. Christian also engineered the firm's largest expansion at the beginning of 2019 with the acquisition of South Carolina-based McNair Law Firm, adding seven offices and increasing the firm’s attorney roster by a third.

In addition to his role as CEO and Managing Partner, Christian practices in the firm’s Corporate and Tax Practice Group, representing a variety of privately held companies in mergers and acquisitions and general business, corporate and contractual matters. He has significant experience in the manufacturing industry and regularly assists manufacturers in all phases of the manufacturing process, including financing, supply contracts, customer contracts, joint ventures, and other strategic alliances. Christian is active with the Rotary Club of Birmingham and serves on the Board of Grace House Ministries.

Christian earned his LL.M. in Taxation and a law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University.

About Burr & Forman LLP

For more than a century, Burr & Forman LLP’s experienced legal team has served clients at the intersection of business and government.  With 350 attorneys and 19 offices across Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, Burr & Forman draws from a diverse range of industry experience and practice knowledge to help clients address their legal needs and achieve their goals.  For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.burr.com.

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