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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


Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
Hand Arendall Attorneys Attend Farnborough Airshow


Members Roger Bates, Preston Bolt and Caine O’Rear were part of the team that attended the Farnborough International Airshow to again promote Alabama to businesses.

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Thursday, Jun 19th, 2014
Waggoner and Morgan Appear Before U.S. Supreme Court


Mark Waggoner and Jennifer Morgan recently represented a former college president, Dr. Steve Franks, in a First Amendment case before the United States Supreme Court.

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Saturday, Jun 7th, 2014
Hand Arendall Participates in The FUSE Project Dragon Boat Race


Hand Arendall finished 13th out of 28 teams in the first annual dragon boat race festival.

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Wednesday, Jun 4th, 2014
Hand Arendall Attorney Honored by Alabama State Bar


Congratulations to our Member T. Massey Bedsole (1917-2001) for being named to the Alabama State Bar Lawyers’ Hall of Fame.

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Friday, May 30th, 2014
Roger Bates to Present at Alabama Pharmacy Association Convention


Roger Bates will present Medicaid Regional Care Organizations during the convention in Point Clear on June 8, 2014.

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