Burr & Forman

Robert C. Matthews

Robert C. Matthews
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (2007)
  • B.S., summa cum laude, Spring Hill College (2004)
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Center for Real Estate & Economic Development, Advisory Board
  • Leadership Mobile (2019)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Business/Corporate (2011-2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Banking (2016-2017)
  • 2017 Probate Section of the Mobile Bar Association, Chairman
  • American Cancer Society’s, “Real Men Wear Pink of South Alabama”

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Commercial & Corporate Finance Commercial Real Estate Finance Financial Institution Disputes Workouts, Restructurings & Enforcement Real Estate Trusts, Estates & Fiduciary Litigation


Financial Institutions Real Estate

Robert practices in the firm’s Lending Practice Group where he represents financial institutions, privately owned companies, and municipalities in a complete range of real estate and financial transactions.

Robert focuses on a wide variety of dealings, including commercial and industrial real estate, entity formation, liquidations, acquisitions, financing and internal governance. He also advises banks and individuals with the administration of estates and trusts. Robert has represented clients on claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of loyalty, conversion of funds, undue influence and incapacity. Robert ran a title insurance agency for several years and taught a class on real estate transactions and commercial leasing certified by the Alabama Real Estate Commission. His real estate practice includes negotiating and drafting purchase agreements, mortgages, deeds, leases, security devices, formal written opinions and conducting foreclosure proceedings.  Robert regularly advises developers and municipalities with land use and zoning matters. In addition, he has represented landlords and tenants in a variety of commercial lease matters, such as restaurants, office, and retail operators, including deals in centers anchored by the mega retailers.

Robert was the valedictorian and recipient of the Toolen Award and Ralph McClain Essay Award at Spring Hill College. Robert then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law.  While there, he received the Harold A. Bowron, Jr. Award, the Highest Achievement Labor and Employment Law Award and the Highest Achievement Advanced Will Drafting Award.

In addition to his professional affiliations, Robert volunteers within his community to serve others.

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