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

Cyrus Abbassi
Associate ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
(954) 414-6214
John Agliano
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5738
(813) 357-3502
Lauren Einhorn
Staff Attorney ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
(954) 414-6220
(954) 414-6201
Lisa Geiger
Staff Attorney ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6644
(321) 249-0522
Gerald Gillespy
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5348
(205) 244-5644
Jesse Graham, Jr.
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6615
(321) 249-0525
Baya Harrison IV
Attorney ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6661
(407) 540-6601
Will Hereford
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5310
(205) 244-5658
Jessica Hew
Counsel ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6646
(321) 249-0527
Justin Kelly
Associate ~ 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
Samuel Nelson
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6653
(321) 249-0592
Marion Quina, Jr.
Counsel ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8255
(251) 344-9696
Robert Rutherford
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5286
(205) 458-5100
Daniel Snyder
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5417
(205) 244-5652
Brendan Sweeney
Associate ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
(954) 414-6210
(954) 660-2565
Peter Vilmos
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6622
(407) 650-2955

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Appeals

    Represented holder of note in appeal of summary final judgment order.
  • Mediation

    Mediator for dispute between homeowner and homeowner's association.
  • Homeowner's Association Violations

    Represented owner of an estate regarding alleged violations of gated-community's homeowner's association.
  • Appeals

    Represented developer in appeal of housing authority's refusal to hear bid protest.