Practice Areas & Industries: Burr & Forman LLP


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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


Homeowner's Association Violations
Represented owner of an estate regarding alleged violations of gated-community's homeowner's association.

Mediator for dispute between homeowner and homeowner's association.

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

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