Burr & Forman

420 North 20th Street
Suite 3400
Birmingham, AL 35203, United States
Phone: (205) 251-3000
Fax: (205) 458-5100
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Do Not Pass “Go” You Out-of-State, Unlicensed Contractor

I forgot how much fun it was playing family board games as a child. We recently dusted off some of the oldies like Sorry, Life and Monopoly to play with the kids. I laughed uncontrollably the first time I got to say, “Go…more
 /  Construction Law

Supreme Court affirms state courts' jurisdiction to adjudicate 1933 Act class actions and rejects claims that such class actions are removable

In Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund, the Supreme Court resolved two critical issues for class action claims brought under the Securities Act of 1933 (1933 Act)…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

Fifth Circuit Vacates DOL Fiduciary Rule

It was the Ides of March for the Obama Administration’s “fiduciary duty rule” that sought to remake much of nation’s financial markets by back-door regulation of anyone dealing with IRA investors. The US Fifth Circuit vacated…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Health Care : Helpful Hints – March 2018

Alabama Data Breach Notification Act - On March 1, 2018, the Alabama Senate voted for passage of Senate Bill 318,the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act, by a vote of 24-0. The bill is now being considered by the Alabama…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

Proposed Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Poised to Have Big Impact

President Trump recently announced his intent to make good on his campaign promise to impose new, significant tariffs on many imports of steel and aluminum products to the United States. The announcement followed a Department of…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Taxation

FINRA Proposes New Rule Concerning Outside Business Activities

FINRA currently requires registered representatives to inform their broker-dealer of any proposed outside business activities that they may be engaging in so that the firms can determine whether to permit the representative to…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Insights into SB318: Alabama’s Proposed Data Breach Notification Requirements

Alabama and South Dakota are the only two states that have not passed a data breach notification and reporting law. On March 1, 2018, Alabama got one step closer to not finishing dead last when the Alabama senate passed…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

EPA Seeks Comments on Discharges of Pollutants to Groundwater

On February 20, the Environmental Protection Agency published in the Federal Register a request for comments on a longstanding EPA policy regarding the question of whether and to what extent discharges to groundwater might be…more
 /  Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

“Clearing & Settlement” Exception to Trustee’s Avoiding Powers Saves Only Payments “To” (not “Through”) Market Intermediaries

Last week, the unanimous Supreme Court clarified that the “clearing and settlement” exception to a bankruptcy trustee’s avoiding powers covers only payments “to,” not merely through, financial market participants…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

In Construction, There’s A Tattletale And There’s What is Right

Sometimes, we avoid doing bad things because of the risk of getting caught.  Other times, we avoid doing bad things because we simply choose to do right things.  Whatever the camp you fall into, a recent government contracts…more
 /  Civil Rights, Construction Law, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Labor & Employment E-Note - February 2018

According to the Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report, as of the February 10, 2018 week’s end, influenza activity remained elevated across the United States. The 2017-2018 flu season has been intense – so much so that more…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - February 2018

The cryptocurrency market took a nosedive earlier this month after the stock market tanked and the Peoples Bank of China issued a statement that it would block access to all domestic and foreign cryptocurrency exchanges. Further…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Florida Supreme Court Accepts Jurisdiction in Glass on Fee Issue in Foreclosures

On February 13, 2018, the Florida Supreme Court accepted jurisdiction in an appeal emanating from a hot button issue in contested foreclosures – can the borrower in a foreclosure secure an award of contractual attorney’s fees…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers Must Have Reported to SEC

In a triumph of positive statutory law over Chevron deference to the administrative state, the unanimous Supreme Court held this week that Dodd-Frank whistleblower protections require SEC reporting, because the statute defines…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Tennessee Health Services and Facilities Report: February 2018

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (“HSDA”) is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the Certificate of Need Program. A Certificate of Need (“CON”) is a permit for the…more
 /  Health
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