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Real Estate


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Lawyers in Hand Arendall's Real Estate Practice Group are experienced in all areas of real estate law and regularly represent real estate developers and investors engaged in the acquisition and disposal of interests in improved and unimproved real estate. They also have extensive experience in guiding the development of shopping centers, residential and commercial condominiums, mixed-use subdivisions, office buildings and commercial parks, and in negotiating commercial leases for office, industrial and retail purposes on behalf of landlords and tenants, including landlord/tenant disputes.

Other services they provide are advice and assistance in connection with:


  • Formation of joint ventures, partnerships, or limited liability companies specifically organized for real estate development or investment
  • Land use planning, including zoning, use variance applications and PUD developments
  • Negotiating and closing interim and long-term credit facilities for existing or proposed commercial developments
  • Disposal and acquisition of investment property for Section 1031 tax-deferred treatment, including reverse like-kind exchanges
  • Condemnation proceedings
  • Determining riparian rights and property boundaries for properties adjacent to navigable and non-navigable waterways
  • Use and disposal of surface and subsurface water




For more information regarding the Real Estate Practice Group, contact Practice Group Chairman T. Bruce McGowin or any of the other lawyers in the Practice Group.



Firm News


Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
Hand Arendall Selected as Part of 1-10 Bridge Design Team Led by Thompson Engineering


Hand Arendall is proud to be a part of the team led by Thompson Engineering that has been selected to design the I-10 Mobile Bridge and Bayway Widening project by Alabama Department of Transportation.To read more about the project, click here.

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Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
Johnston and Jones Nab FAA Approval for Drone Use


Neil Johnston and Carolyne Jones represented the Atlantic Coast Conservancy Inc. as it became on May 11 the first nonprofit land trust to obtain Federal Aviation Administration approval for drone use to aid conservation operations.

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Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015
Fox Presents to Alabama Women In Business


Kelly Thrasher Fox presented 10 Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Often Make during the July 15th meeting at Hand Arendall's Birmingham office.

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Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015
Bates Presents at Alabama Pharmacy Association Conference


Member Roger Bates presented "Avoid the HR Riptide" the Alabama Pharmacy Association Annual Conference in Destin, Florida on June 21, 2015.

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Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015
Bitzer and O'Rear Present False Claims Act Seminar


Windy Bitzer and Caine O'Rear presented the "False Claims Act Basics and Evolution of a FCA Claim" Seminar on June 18, 2015.

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