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

Thursday, Dec 14th, 2017

We are pleased to announce Hand Arendall and Harrison Sale McCloy will combine effective January 1, 2018 to form a southern, regional law firm with approximately 85 lawyers.

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Tuesday, Nov 28th, 2017
Client Alert: Wire Instruction Fraud

One emerging cyber scheme involves the manipulation of wire transfer information. Are you at risk?

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Thursday, Aug 31st, 2017
Mobile Office Location Announces Move

Hand Arendall will be relocating its current Mobile offices to Merchants Plaza renewing its commitment to downtown Mobile.

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Thursday, Aug 24th, 2017
Hand Arendall Recognized in Chambers USA

The Firm was recognized as a top firm in Banking & Finance and Labor & Employment. Also, Preston Bolt, Ginger Gaddy and Nick Greenwood were all recognized by the publication as top attorneys in public finance.

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Sunday, Aug 20th, 2017
Witcher Quoted in Business Alabama

Member James Witcher is quoted in the August 2017 Business Alabama article When Data Balloons, So Can Law Costs.

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