BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Butler Snow – which recently expanded its Birmingham office by nearly 20 attorneys – today donated $50,000 to the Birmingham Museum of Art, reinforcing the firm's community involvement as it grows its presence in the city.
"Butler Snow has long supported the arts in the communities we serve and we're pleased to make this contribution today," said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell, former Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour, former U.S. Rep. John Tanner and other officials attended an event called "Embracing the Arts. Impacting the Community" at the Birmingham Museum of Art, which celebrated Butler Snow's Birmingham expansion and growing roots in the city. Clark and J. William (Bill) Rose, Jr., a leading member of Butler Snow's Birmingham team, presented the check to Gail Andrews, director of the Birmingham Museum of Art. Business leaders, community representatives and other dignitaries also took part in the event.
"Having a healthy arts culture helps build robust communities throughout Alabama, and we appreciate this generous commitment from Butler Snow," Bentley said.
"This was one of the many reasons that we were drawn to Butler Snow," Rose said. "Butler Snow has a great heritage of making an impact in the communities they serve, and we are glad to be leading this charge in Birmingham."
The $50,000 donation will be used to broaden the Birmingham Museum of Art's outreach programs.
"We are thrilled to be part of Butler Snow's vision of helping the arts and the community, and this gracious donation will certainly help us further our mission of providing unparalleled cultural and educational experiences," said Gail Andrews, director of the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Butler Snow recently expanded its Birmingham office, as 19 attorneys joined the firm, bringing the total number of attorneys in that office to 24 and more than 280 firm-wide. Earlier this year, Butler Snow announced a significant expansion of its Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Practice Group with five attorneys joining the firm in Denver and four joining in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia. The firm also expanded into New York with the addition of Stanford G. Ladner, also a member of the firm's Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Group who joined with David M. Cohen, a member of the firm's Product Liability, Mass Tort and Environmental Group.
About Butler Snow
Butler Snow is a full-service law firm with more than 280 attorneys representing local, regional, national and international clients from 17 offices globally. Ranked as one of America's Top 100 law firms in the BTI Power Rankings, Butler Snow is recognized as one of the nation's top law firms for client service. The firm was recently ranked 48th out of 650 firms in the BTI Client Relationship Scorecard for understanding our client's business, anticipating client's needs, unprompted communication, legal skills, quality and keeping clients informed. For more information, visit www.butlersnow.com or follow Butler Snow on Twitter @Butler_Snow.
About the Birmingham Museum of Art
The Birmingham Museum of Art, one of the finest regional museums in the United States, houses a diverse collection of more than 25,000 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times. The collection presents a rich panorama of cultures, featuring the Museum's extensive holdings of Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American art. The mission of the Birmingham Museum of Art is to provide an unparalleled cultural and educational experience to a diverse community by collecting, presenting, interpreting, and preserving works of art of the highest quality. For more information, visit www.artsbma.org or follow the museum on Twitter @bhammuseum.
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