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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.



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Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
Hand Arendall Earns Top Rankings in U.S. News "Best Law Firms"


Hand Arendall LLC is pleased to announce that it has earned 19 city-specific first-tier rankings in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2015 Edition.

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Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
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Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
Welcome Back Christine Hart


Hand Arendall LLC is pleased to announce Christine Harding Hart has rejoined the firm’s Mobile office as an associate in the litigation section.

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Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
Welcome Carolyne Jones


Hand Arendall LLC is pleased to announce Carolyne B. Jones has joined the firm’s Mobile office as an associate in the firm’s Business Section.

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Monday, Sep 29th, 2014
Bitzer Selected for Leadership Mobile


Congratulations to Mobile Member Windy Bitzer, who has been selected to the Leadership Mobile Class of 2015.

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