Burr & Forman

Economic Development

Burr & Forman’s manufacturing experience dates back to the early 1900’s when founding partner, Walker Percy, represented Tennessee Coal and Iron (now U.S. Steel Corporation) in an antitrust case. Over the years our manufacturing industry experience has evolved to include economic development and state and local tax incentives, site selection, plant operations and infrastructure, employment, union avoidance, production equipment contracts, commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, financing, supply chain and logistics, and litigation and dispute resolution.

Our unique manufacturing capabilities have played a critical role in attracting major economic development projects to locate and expand in the South, resulting in over $26 billion in capital investment and the creation of more than 34,000 jobs. Our practitioners have created a cross-disciplinary, client-focused industry team to support our many manufacturing clients.

Site Selection

For over 20 years, we have represented manufacturers and supported site selection consultants in multi-state and intra-state site evaluation and location. Our team provides data, analysis and advice on everything from environmental conditions of the site to the surrounding area’s demographics and available labor market. Additionally, we have built, and continue to maintain, close working relationships with an extensive network of professional site consultants who provide supplementary insight and value to our manufacturing clients.

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