Experience. Commitment. Tradition.
Burch, Porter & Johnson engages in a highly diversified practice serving a wide variety of clients and legal needs. The firm’s practice spans a broad spectrum of client types—from the international transactions of multi-national corporations to individuals dealing with the most sensitive personal issues.
For more than a century, those in need of legal services, in both the Memphis community and outside of it, have turned to Burch, Porter & Johnson for the highest quality legal counsel and representation. The firm has recently been recognized as the Number 1 “Bet-the-Company Litigation ” law firm in Tennessee by the publication Best Lawyers in America, acknowledging what has long been known in the Memphis community—clients turn to BP&J when the stakes are high and results are critical.
Our clients rely upon us to handle complex litigation, transactional and regulatory matters. From its inception, the firm’s focus has been on client service – providing specialized expertise, value, responsiveness and practical solutions to address our clients’ needs. We recognize that accessibility, attention to detail, and good communication are the hallmarks of successful representation in legal matters of any sort. Clients have counted on the firm’s experience, its commitment to service, and its tradition as a leader in business and community affairs for more than a century.
The firm serves as counsel to a large number of national and international business entities, general counsel to numerous corporations, charitable organizations and educational institutions, and represents individuals and small businesses in a wide variety of legal matters. The firm concentrates on building and maintaining long-term relationships with its clients, some of which span more than 50 years and have involved several generations of the firm’s lawyers.
Our Areas of Practice
The firm’s practice is highly diverse, including virtually every kind of litigation, business and transactional matter. Our litigation practice includes trial and appellate practice in all courts, general corporate and commercial matters, antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, criminal law, environmental law, employment law, employee benefits, family law, intellectual property, media law, personal injury law, probate and estate planning, products liability, and unfair competition matters.
Burch, Porter & Johnson also has a sophisticated business law practice with emphasis on general representation and transactional practice in corporate structure, finance, franchising, health care transactions and regulation, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, real estate development, the hotel and hospitality industry, information technology, regulation of financial institutions, secured lending, securities law, tax law, and zoning and land use matters. See Areas of Practice for more information.
Accolades and Affiliations
Many lawyers in the firm are listed in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, MidSouth Super Lawyers and Business Tennessee. The firm is also a member of ALFA International (www.alfainternational.com) an association of more than 125 member firms located throughout the United States, with offices in 150 major metropolitan areas as well as in Canada, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. ALFA International is the oldest and largest American-based non-profit association of independent law firms operating worldwide and is one of the largest legal organizations in the world.