Practice Areas & Industries: Burr & Forman LLP


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Our success in representing corporate clients in commercial disputes is based on our extensive experience and commitment to establishing strong, personal, long-term relationships between attorneys in the firm and our clients.

We get to know our clients’ businesses so we can understand their goals, and we work with our clients to prevent litigation from happening at all.

Once litigation does occur, our attorneys have extensive trial and arbitration experience along with a track record of achieving results for our clients. We successfully have tried commercial cases in the Southeast and across the country involving breach of contract, commercial fraud and misrepresentation, bad faith, breach of fiduciary duty, antitrust, franchise, securities, intellectual property, construction and other issues. In many cases, injunctive relief is vital to protecting a client’s interest on short notice. Our commercial litigators have vast experience with temporary restraining orders (TROs) and preliminary injunction hearings.

Efficiency and results are our primary objectives. Representing both national and international companies, we work closely with our clients to insure that we are providing cost-effective services that address the company’s overall goals. Whether we are counseling on litigation avoidance or standing before a jury at trial, our team of commercial litigators is well equipped to handle the situation.

Business Torts
Not all business disputes arise under contracts.

Business disputes can engender a whole host of tort claims, ranging from tortious interference with business relations claims to defamation claims. Unfortunately, not everyone in the marketplace plays fairly and by the rules. What may, at first glance, appear to be a dispute over a contract may turn into a claim for fraud in the inducement, exposing the defendant to damage claims well in excess of what could be claimed under the contract alone. Burr & Forman attorneys have the experience to help you, whether you need to sue another business for the torts it committed against you or are faced with business tort claims yourself.

Contract Disputes
When a business deal goes "bad," the first thing the parties may do is look at their contract — what was promised, and were these promises kept?

There are, of course, two sides to every story, so whether you think the other side is not fulfilling its contract or whether you think that your company is being wrongly accused of breaching a contract, Burr & Forman may be able to help you. Burr & Forman attorneys have litigated all types of contract disputes and are well-versed in UCC provisions governing commercial contracts for the sale of goods.


Class Action
Lead counsel for national pharmacy chain in defense of putative class action claim under Robinson-Patman Act alleging disparate pricing for non-insured consumers. Dismissed.

Class Action
Represented a global environmental waste company in a series of nationwide class actions pending in Alabama, Georgia, and Illinois alleging improper pricing and billing practices. Among other things, successfully secured dismissal of RICO claims against corporation, corporate subsidiaries, and high-level officers.

Class Action
Represented major telecommunications company in a nationwide class action involving claims of improper activation of stolen devices resulting in successful defeat of class certification.

Collection Actions
Represented regional building supplier to pursue collection actions against local construction companies and guarantors.

Condominium Construction
Represent client in demand for accounting and conversion in case arising out of construction of condominium units.

Group Presentations
  ABA Section Annnual Program - Mastering Depositions, April 26, 2013