PRACTICE AREAS

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, Oct 3rd, 2019
New Overtime Exemption Thresholds


The new Alabama Department of Labor regulations go into effect January 1, 2020.

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Friday, Sep 27th, 2019
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale Mourns the Loss of Jack Edwards


It is with great sadness the firm announces the death of our dear friend, firm member, and former Congressman Jack Edwards on Friday, September 27, 2019. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his family and friends.

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Tuesday, Sep 17th, 2019
Congratulations to Member Henry Morrissette


Henry has been appointed to a two year term as Chair of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) In-House and Law Firm Management Committee.

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Wednesday, Sep 4th, 2019
Congratulations to Melvin Evans


Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is pleased to announce Melvin Evans, Technology Director for the Firm, has been appointed to the Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Associated Technologies by Governor Kay Ivey. He is one of the 10 appointed members of the 18-member commission.

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Thursday, Aug 15th, 2019
Congratulations to our Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2020


Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is pleased to announce that 36 lawyers have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.

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