April McKenzie Mason
Burr & Forman LLP
420 North 20th Street
Birmingham, AL 35203
Tel: (205) 458-5459
April counsels business clients through all stages of their life cycle, including advising start-ups and counseling on exit strategies through negotiated acquisitions. She has been involved in a variety of mergers and acquisitions with domestic and foreign, public and privately held clients in the manufacturing, technology, insurance, healthcare, retail and restaurant/hospitality industries. She has worked on numerous acquisitions involving franchised concepts and advises on franchise issues pertaining to all aspects of the transaction.
April’s franchise experience also includes counseling both franchisors and franchisees on federal and state disclosure requirements and various state relationship laws that pertain to dealer/franchise terminations. She has counseled start-up franchisors, as well as mature brands, on all aspects of franchise compliance. In addition, she has counseled both single unit franchise operators and large multi-unit owners in all aspects of their franchise relationships. She has handled franchise matters across a wide variety of sectors, with a particular depth of expertise in the restaurant/beverage and fitness industries.
April also regularly counsels clients on antitrust issues, including merger review and Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notification filings, competitor collaborations and joint ventures, and FTC and DOJ investigations, as well as advises on antitrust exemptions and immunities.
We assist clients in a number of corporate-related matters such as:
- Business succession planning
- Capital formation
- Employee benefits & executive compensation
- Entity formation
- Intellectual property
- Joint ventures
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Private placements
- Purchase agreements
- Regulatory/compliance/corporate governance
- Securities regulation
- Venture capital/private equity
We invest our time and talents in our Clients, Colleagues and Communities. It is not just hard work, knowledge and experience that are integral to the quality and delivery of our legal services, it is also a diverse, creative and forward thinking approach that enables us to achieve exceptional results that matter:
To our Clients. We learn our clients’ businesses, how they think and what they need. We keep up with industry and legal trends in order to adapt to the challenges of the present and future needs of the clients we serve.
To our Colleagues. We mentor our associates and support each other, bringing a tradition of shared purpose and vision as leaders in our ever-changing profession.
To our Communities. We serve as volunteers and leaders to improve the quality of the legal profession and the quality of life enjoyed in our communities.
“April Mason is a rising star of Alabama’s corporate Bar, regularly advising clients in the retail and hospitality sectors. A client reports that “she has been nothing short of outstanding. She is the whole package.”