Real Estate


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

Tuesday, Nov 10th, 2015
Walker Authors Article Regarding Legionnaires' Disease

George Walker authored the recent article “Legionnaires’ Disease: A Primer for Defense Lawyers” for the DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee Newsletter. To read the article, click here.

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Friday, Sep 18th, 2015
Cate and Beckmann Obtain Defense Verdict

Congratulations to members Rod Cate and Paul Beckmann who obtained a defense verdict in a dental malpractice trial on September 18, 2015.

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Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
Congratulations Ben Goldman

Member Ben Goldman was named a Rising Star Lawyer for 2015 by the Birmingham Business Journal.

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Monday, Aug 17th, 2015
30 Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in America©2016

Hand Arendall LLC is pleased to announce that 30 lawyers have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.

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Monday, Aug 17th, 2015
Four Hand Arendall Members Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers

J. Mark Hart, Caine O'Rear III, George M. Walker and Robert L. Williams have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas for 2016 by Best Lawyers®.

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