LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 12, 2014) — Mark Burton has been named chairman of the Wyatt Tarrant Combs executive committee, a nine-member board charged with governing the firm. Wyatt is a regional law firm with six offices across Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Indiana.
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,” Jelsma said. “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.”
As chairman, Burton will lead the firm’s executive committee and preside over decisions relating to implementation of the Wyatt’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 and energy companies and large corporations on their sophisticated real estate matters. Burton has served on the Wyatt 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.