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Wyatt Names Mark Burton as Chairman of Executive Committee

Wyatt Names Mark Burton as Chairman of Executive Committee

Mark Burton has been named Chairman of the Firm’s Executive Committee, a nine member board charged with governing the Firm.

Managing Partner Franklin Jelsma announced the new appointment:  “Mark has earned this position through years of hard work, both on behalf of his clients and on behalf of the Firm.  He is the head of our Lexington office and has served in just about every leadership capacity within the Firm.  At the same time, he has built a tremendous real estate and lending practice and established a stellar reputation.  Mark exemplifies what we look for in a lawyer.  No one cares more deeply about this Firm, our clients or our people.”

Burton said, “I am looking forward to working with Franklin and the rest of the Executive Committee to grow our business and strengthen our Firm.  We have an exceptional group of hard working and knowledgeable lawyers who compete regionally and nationally for sophisticated legal work.  This is a special place and we are excited about the future.  No question that our best days lie ahead.”

As Chairman, Burton will lead the Firm’s Executive Committee and preside over decisions relating to implementation of the Firm’s business plan, Firm policy and growth initiatives.  He will maintain his duties as partner in charge of the Lexington office as well as his legal practice in which he works with developers, banks, title companies, mineral & energy companies and large corporations on their sophisticated real estate matters.  Burton has served on Wyatt’s Executive Committee and as Co-Partner in Charge of Finance, in addition to his leadership of the Firm’s Lexington Office.  He received his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law, and his B.A. from Roanoke College.  He has also served on the Board of the Fayette County Bar Foundation and the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center.

Andrew J. Payton
Chief Marketing Officer
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
500 West Jefferson Street, Suite 2800
Louisville, KY  40202