David R. Quittmeyer


Phone: 251-694-6313
Fax: 251-544-1631

Office: Mobile

Areas of Practice:
Appellate Advocacy
Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights
Business and Finance
Business Litigation/Commercial Litigation
Health Care
Oil And Gas
Real Estate
Technology and Intellectual Property
Trust and Estates

Admitted In:
Alabama State Bar, 1984

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1984; B.A., University of Virginia, with high distinction, 1981; Edinburgh University in Scotland

Additional Information:
Civic and Professional Affiliations Publications and Speeches

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David R. Quittmeyer

Biographical Information

David Quittmeyer grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. As an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, he was an Echols Scholar and took a double-major in Government and Religious Studies, with a year abroad at the divinity college of Edinburgh University in Scotland. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1984 and has practiced continuously with Hand Arendall since then.

David has a broad range of experience in commercial and corporate matters. He is equally at home in business and transactional work and in litigation. Particular areas of his practice include:

Corporate governance. David has advised corporate officers, directors, and shareholders on rights and obligations under Alabama law. He has handled numerous lawsuits involving shareholder oppression, corporate squeezeouts, breach of fiduciary duty, and derivative claims. He was involved in two of the leading reported Alabama cases in this area: Fulton v. Callahan, 621 So. 2d 1235 (Ala. 1993); and Stallworth v. AmSouth Bank, 709 So. 2d 458 (1997).

Real estate finance and foreclosures. David has extensive experience in real estate finance, with particular emphasis on handling local and state aspects of multi-state financing arrangements. He has also handled numerous foreclosures of both residential and commercial properties. He advises lenders regularly on foreclosure and redemption rights and procedures. He has lectured frequently on these topics.

Intellectual property. David handles all aspects of trademark and copyright work, including registrations, disputes, and general advice. He is listed in The Best Lawyers of America in the category of Intellectual Property. He has handled litigation involving trademark, copyright, and patent disputes.

Antitrust. David has experience in antitrust counseling and litigation, primarily involving issues under both state and federal law of pricing, distribution, and noncompetition agreements. He has represented clients involved in investigations by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

In 2003, Governor Bob Riley appointed David to a four-year term as a special administrative law judge for the State of Alabama. In this capacity, he serves when called upon as hearing officer for disputes involving Alabama's Health Planning and Development Agency.


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