Real Estate Litigation & Eminent Domain

Many commercial contracts have provisions regarding both real property (land) and personal property.

For example, in a basic franchisor/franchisee relationship, the franchisee may not only have acquired temporary rights to the franchisor's business concept but may, in fact, be leasing its land, building, and even its computer software from the franchisor.  When business deals do not go as planned, unwinding the leases for real or personal property can lead to protracted legal disputes.  Burr & Forman attorneys have the experience to help you through this process.

The firm has extensive commercial litigation experience covering a wide variety of real estate related disputes. Our lawyers practice before state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies, at both the trial and appellate levels.

Cases are staffed as efficiently as possible with lawyers and legal assistants with broad experience in commercial and business-related issues. When appropriate, a team approach may be taken - drawing on the varied experience and capabilities of other lawyers in the firm.

We advise our clients on strategies to avoid or minimize the time and expense associated with litigation. Thus, we encourage the resolution of disputes through negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, as appropriate. However, when litigation is in our client's best interest or simply cannot be avoided, the firm's trial lawyers provide aggressive and effective representation in all phases of the litigation process.

The firm has substantial experience in the following types of Real Estate Litigation matters:

  • Contract Disputes
  • Commercial Foreclosures
  • Development Issues
  • Eminent Domain
  • Quiet Title and Ownership Litigation
  • Title Insurance Claims and Defense

Our Attorneys

Douglas Anderson
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8209
(251) 706-2401
Lisa Geiger
Staff Attorney ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6644
(321) 249-0522
William Hereford
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5310
(205) 244-5658
Justin Kelly
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5452
(205) 244-5610
Heather Lee
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5170
(205) 244-5669
Howard Marks
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6648
(321) 249-0545
Robert Matthews
Counsel ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8218
(251) 706-2418
Christopher Meyer
Partner ~ Jackson, Mississippi|
(601) 709-3455
(601) 355-5150
Samuel Nelson
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6653
(321) 249-0592
Adrian Rust
Partner ~ Jacksonville, Florida|
(904) 232-7202
(904) 212-0247
J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr.
Partner ~ Jacksonville, Florida|
(904) 232-7203
(904) 212-0315