Alabama-based Burr & Forman to acquire McNair.

Burr & Forman LLP, a Birmingham, Ala.-based law firm with offices throughout the Southeast, has announced it will acquire Columbia-based McNair Law Firm P.A. McNair's attorneys and employees will join Burr & Forman effective Jan. 1, 2019, according to a news release.

McNair has 84 attorneys in seven offices in Columbia, Greenville, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Bluffton and Charlotte. Its combination with Burr & Forman, which has offices in Atlanta; Birmingham; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Jackson, Miss.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Mobile, Ala.; Montgomery, Ala.; Nashville; Orlando, Fla.; Raleigh, N.C.; Tampa, Fla.; and Wilmington, Del., will create a full-service law firm with more than 350 legal and business professionals.

The new firm will have 19 offices in eight states.

"Our entire firm is excited about the tremendous benefits that joining Burr & Forman provides to our clients and team members alike," David Tigges, managing shareholder of McNair who will serve as the Carolinas managing partner at Burr & Forman, said in the release. "The cultural fit and business synergy we share with Burr & Forman made this an easy decision for our shareholders. Both firms have great mutual respect for each other, and joining Burr & Forman serves to strategically expand our collective capabilities in terms of resources, client service and diverse leadership."

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