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

John Agliano
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5738
(813) 357-3502
John
Lauren Einhorn
Staff Attorney ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
(954) 414-6220
(954) 414-6201
Lauren
Lisa Geiger
Staff Attorney ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6644
(321) 249-0522
Lisa
Gerald Gillespy
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5348
(205) 244-5644
Gerald
Jesse Graham, Jr.
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6615
(321) 249-0525
Jesse
Will Hereford
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5310
(205) 244-5658
Will
Jessica Hew
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6646
(321) 249-0527
Jessica
Justin Kelly
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5452
(205) 244-5610
Justin
Heather Lee
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5170
(205) 244-5669
Heather
Howard Marks
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6648
(321) 249-0545
Howard
Samuel Nelson
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6653
(321) 249-0592
Samuel
Marion Quina, Jr.
Counsel ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8255
(251) 344-9696
Marion
Robert Rutherford
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5286
(205) 458-5100
Robert
Daniel Snyder
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5417
(205) 244-5652
Daniel
Nicole Soto
Associate ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5726
(813) 357-5726
Nicole
Brendan Sweeney
Associate ~ Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
(954) 414-6210
(954) 660-2565
Brendan
Peter Vilmos
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6622
(407) 650-2955
Peter

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Homeowner's Association Violations

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

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

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

    Mediator for dispute between homeowner and homeowner's association.