Real Estate

Burr & Forman attorneys have extensive experience representing real estate developers, buyers and sellers involved in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate.

Our attorneys have experience representing and providing advice to clients involved with real estate transactions throughout the United States. 

Some of our Firm's specialized practice areas include:

Acquisitions and Dispositions

Burr attorneys represent both buyers and sellers in all facets of the acquisition and disposition process, including preparation and negotiation of the purchase agreement, review and consultation regarding title documents and title insurance, finance arrangements, due diligence, tax and 1031 consequences, remedies, and other pertinent matters. Our attorneys have experience with many types of properties, including retail, industrial, office, hotel and multi-family, distressed and CMBS properties.

Development

Our attorneys are experienced in representing developers (both fee and leasehold owners) of commercial properties in connection with land acquisition, entitlements, zoning, title, environmental, mixed use, and other reciprocal arrangements.

Construction

Our attorneys have extensive experience in negotiating construction contracts for almost every conceivable improvement to real estate, including, but not limited to, infrastructure improvements (underground sewer and water, roads, utilities, etc.) and vertical improvements (houses, multifamily, office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, etc.). This experience includes representation both from the construction perspective and the owner perspective.

Leasing

Our attorneys are experienced in representing both landlords and tenants in residential and commercial leasing, including negotiating leases for significant office space, shopping centers, and free-standing retail stores.

Condominiums

Our attorneys have experience representing developers of commercial and residential condominium projects, including preparing and obtaining approval of all condominium documents with the required governmental authority, handling the closing of the sale of individual units, and representing the developer in negotiations with the condominium association.  Our attorneys also have experience representing condominium associations.

Joint Venture / Investments

Our team represents both developers/owners and investors (including fund formations, compliance, and other regulatory matters) in connection with choice of entity (including LLC's, Series LLC's, Partnerships, and REIT's), capitalization, waterfall, tax consequences, defaults, and exit strategies.

Timberlands

Burr represents lenders and borrowers in timberland loan transactions ranging from a few thousand acres in a single state, to hundreds of thousands of acres in multiple states.  Our team also represents clients in the purchase and sale of timberlands.  These legal services often include other relevant disciplines such as corporate, limited liability company and partnership organization, timber sale contracts, timber management contracts, easements, and timber deeds.

Portfolio Transactions

The attorneys at Burr represent both buyers, sellers and lenders in connection with the acquisition, disposition, and refinancing of multiple commercial properties often in various states.

Our Attorneys

Lawrence Ahern, III
Retired Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3210
(615) 724-3310
Lawrence
Douglas Anderson
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8209
(251) 706-2401
Douglas
Jeffrey Baker
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5279
(205) 244-5601
Jeffrey
Matthew Barnes
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5120
(205) 278-4597
Matthew
Scott Brown
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5711
(813) 357-3505
Scott
Patrick Clarke
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4308
(404) 214-7384
Patrick
William Collins, Jr.
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4266
(404) 214-7385
William
John DeBuys, Jr.
Counsel ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5290
(205) 244-5626
John
Damon Denney
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5198
(205) 244-5267
Damon
Matthew Devine
Associate ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6679
(407) 386-3457
Matthew
Erich Durlacher
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4313
(404) 214-7387
Erich
Ronald Farley
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5185
(205) 244-5633
Ronald
Gary Farris
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4250
(404) 214-7388
Gary
Deborah Fisher
Retired Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5295
(205) 244-5635
Deborah
Richard Fishman
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4307
(404) 214-7389
Richard
Daniel French
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4265
(404) 214-7997
Daniel
Douglas Gartenlaub
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6643
(321) 249-0517
Douglas
Bryan Glover
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4252
(404) 214-7395
Bryan
Jesse Graham
Of Counsel ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6645
(321) 249-0526
Jesse
Jesse Graham, Jr.
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6615
(321) 249-0525
Jesse
Tully Hazell
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4317
(404) 817-3244
Tully
Will Hereford
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5310
(205) 244-5658
Will
Chuck Holtz
Counsel ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8223
(251) 344-9696
Chuck
W. Benjamin Johnson
Retired Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5309
(205) 244-5663
Heather Lee
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5170
(205) 244-5669
Heather
Dennis Manelli
Of Counsel ~ Tampa, Florida|
813-319-3566
Dennis
William McKenzie
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4312
(404) 214-7396
William
Gail Mills
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5300
(205) 244-5681
Gail
Dwight Mixson
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5280
(205) 244-5682
Dwight
Vivien Monaco
Counsel ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6658
(321) 249-0751
Vivien
Laura Murphy
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5306
(205) 714-6886
Laura
Norman Orr
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5142
(205) 224-9453
Norman
J. Fred Powell
Retired Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5228
(205) 244-5697
J. Fred
James Pratt
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6655
(321) 249-0702
James
Joel (Jay) Price, Jr.
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5147
(205) 244-5699
Jordan Quinley
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4283
(404) 214-7925
Jordan
Morey Raiskin
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6675
(407) 540-6601
Morey
Robert Rosen
Counsel ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6612
(321) 234-0251
Robert
Melinda Sellers
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5411
(205) 244-5754
Melinda
Iden Sinai
Associate ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5722
(813) 357-3542
Iden
Daniel Snyder
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5417
(205) 244-5652
Daniel
Douglas Stamm
Associate ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
(954) 414-6212
(954) 660-2560
Douglas
Jack Stephenson, Jr.
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5201
(205) 244-5708
Jack
Carol Stewart
Retired Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5219
(205) 244-5709
Carol
Joseph Stewart
Retired Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5241
(205) 244-5710
Joseph
Graham Stieglitz
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4316
(404) 214-7923
Graham
Keith Taylor
Counsel ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4311
(404) 214-7380
Keith
George Taylor, III
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5254
(205) 244-5711
George
Peter Vilmos
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6622
(407) 650-2955
Peter
Kelly Waits
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4306
(404) 214-7381
Kelly
Erin Ward
Associate ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4255
(404) 214-7936
Erin
Donald Warren
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5128
(205) 244-5765
Donald
Keith Waters
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6610
(321) 249-0715
Keith
Patrick Webb
Counsel ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4254
(404) 214-7386
Patrick
Andrea Weed
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5431
(205) 714-6889
Andrea
Callie Whatley
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5441
(205) 244-5734
Callie

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Landfill Operation

    Represented venture capital group in acquisition and operation of solid waste landfill and coal mine.
  • Business Acquisition

    Represented the Shottenkirk Automotive Group, West Burlington, Iowa, in the acquisition of the business and operations of Honda of Conyers (Georgia). The acquisition included an asset purchase of dealership assets and inventories and the separate acquisition of buildings and facilities on which the operations were located. Advice included consulting on franchise issues, environmental matters, and employment issues. We also represented the purchaser in connection with the equity structure and debt facilities.
  • Investor-Owned Utilities

    Advised an investor-owned utility regarding federal air quality control regulations, carbon sequestration project, and “green attributes” of renewable power production.
  • Enforcement Action

    Defense of enforcement action brought by Division of Water Pollution Control of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
  • Water Rights

    Successfully represented private lake owner resulting in case of first impression regarding water rights in the State of Alabama.

Events

October 17, 2014
Melinda Sellers to Speak at the University of Alabama School of Law 2014 Real Estate Law Seminar

TESTIMONIALS

  • "He is a very prompt and practical adviser."

    -Chambers 2013

  • “Does have a fairly significant commercial real estate group.”

    -Chambers 2012

  • "He has a depth of knowledge and understanding of the transaction so he's in a position to help solve any problems that may arise. I like working with people that try and get transactions done."

    -Chambers 2013

  • "A great lawyer: she is practical. When you work on a deal she will protect the client and do it right, but won't waste time on unnecessary issues."

    -Chambers 2013