Marion A. Quina, Jr.: Lawyer with Burr & Forman LLP

Marion A. Quina, Jr.

Mobile,  AL  U.S.A.
Phone(251) 345-8255

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Business & Succession Planning
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Business Formation
  • Maritime
  • Real Estate Litigation & Eminent Domain
Contact InfoTelephone: (251) 345-8255
Fax: (251) 344-9696
University University of Alabama, B.S., 1971
Law SchoolSamford University Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1974
Admitted1974, Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court - Southern District of Alabama

Professional Associations

•Alabama State Bar
•American Bar Association
•Mobile County Bar Association -Member of Probate and Admiralty (Past Chairman)
•Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (Past Chairman 1999)
•Maritime Law Association of the United States
•Propeller Club of Mobile, AL


Marion is counsel in the Mobile office where his practice focuses on corporate, admiralty and maritime, real estate and probate law.

His practice relates heavily to the transportation industries including representations of automobile dealerships and truck dealerships, tire and accessory related product businesses and the representation of virtually all types of businesses related to the maritime industry. In his practice, he has incorporated and remained as corporate counsel for numerous start-up businesses, many of which have become substantial. His practice is a combination of transactional and litigation matters in his primary areas.

In addition to his law practice, Marion continues to be very involved with numerous organizations. He currently serves on the Boards for American Cancer Society (Mobile County), Infirmary Foundation (Vice Chairman), Bay Area Food Bank and Victory Health Partners.

Honors & Awards

•Chairman of the Cumberland School of Law Advisory Board at Samford University (2003 - 2004)
The Best Lawyers in America, Admiralty & Maritime Law (2007-2016)
• Lawyer of the Year in Admiralty and Maritime 2013, Best Lawyers
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer

Community Involvement

•American Cancer Society (Mobile County) Board member
•Infirmary Foundation (Vice Chairman)
•Bay Area Food Bank and Victory Health Partners Board member
•Coastal Conservation Association (past State Vice Chairman and County Chairman)
•Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce (former Vice Chairman and General Counsel)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Representation of a client in the purchase of an existing auto parts franchise from the then current owner, including negotiation of the franchise with the national franchise owner. Representation of an automobile dealership in the purchase of a dealership in an asset purchase and attendant representation and negotiation and obtainment of a dealer agreement with the auto manufacturer. Representation of a client to develop exit strategies in a closely held corporation and/or to negotiate with the other shareholder to establish a buy-out agreement price and/or to negotiate shareholder agreements acceptable to shareholders of the closely held corporation for a buy-out in the event of death or other reasons. Served as counsel pursuing multi-million dollar damages in federal court litigation surrounding a vessel breakaway during Hurricane Katrina. Multiple issues were involved including defendant claims of limitation of liability, the initial burden of proof in the litigation and Act of God defenses. Co-Counsel for income beneficiary and remaindermen beneficiaries in obtaining an early termination of a trust under the Alabama Uniform Trust Act after attention to the taxable effects of an early termination. Served as counsel in the arrest of a tanker barge in a U.S. District court In Rem action leading to the ultimate sale of the barge and recovery for the client on a necessities lien. Creation of various wholly owned subsidiaries for transportation related client in a manner so that the subsidiaries which owned a given retail location would be owned by the parent company and/or ultimately a minority interest could be transferred either in the operation entity or the entity owning the real estate in order to give a manager a minority interest in same. Representation of a beneficiary in a will contest, the will contest based on undue influence and lack of capacity. The litigation also included action to recover assets allegedly gifted during the decedent's lifetime.

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Marion A. Quina, Jr.

11 North Water Street, Suite 22200
MobileAL 36602


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