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Burr & Forman attorneys have extensive experience representing real estate developers, buyers and sellers involved in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate.

Our attorneys have experience representing and providing advice to clients involved with real estate transactions throughout the United States.

Some of our Firm's specialized practice areas include:

ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS
Burr & Forman attorneys represent both buyers and sellers in all facets of the acquisition and disposition process, including preparation and negotiation of the purchase agreement, review and consultation regarding title documents and title insurance, finance arrangements, due diligence, tax and 1031 consequences, remedies and other pertinent matters. Our attorneys have experience with many types of properties, including retail, industrial, office, hotel and multi-family, distressed and CMBS properties.

Development
Our lawyers are experienced in representing developers (both fee and leasehold owners) of commercial properties in connection with land acquisition, entitlements, zoning, title, environmental, mixed use and other reciprocal arrangements.

Construction
Our lawyers have extensive experience in negotiating construction contracts for almost every conceivable improvement to real estate, including, but not limited to, infrastructure improvements (underground sewer and water, roads, utilities, etc.) and vertical improvements (houses, multifamily, office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, etc.).  That experience includes representation both from the construction perspective and the owner perspective.

Leasing
Our lawyers are experienced in representing both landlords and tenants in residential and commercial leasing, including negotiating leases for significant office space, shopping centers and free-standing retail stores.

Condominiums
Our lawyers have experience representing developers of commercial and residential condominium projects, including preparing and obtaining approval of all condominium documents with the required governmental authority, handling the closing of the sale of individual units and representing the developer in negotiations with the condominium association.  Our lawyers also have experience representing condominium associations.

Joint Venture / Investments
Our team represents both developers/owners and investors (including fund formations, compliance and other regulatory matters) in connection with choice of entity (including LLC's, Series LLC's, Partnerships and REIT's), capitalization, waterfall, tax consequences, defaults and exit strategies.

Timberlands
Burr & Forman represents lenders and borrowers in timberland loan transactions ranging from a few thousand acres in a single state, to hundreds of thousands of acres in multiple states.  Our team also represents clients in the purchase and sale of timberlands.  These legal services often include other relevant disciplines such as corporate, limited liability company and partnership organization, timber sale contracts, timber management contracts, easements, and timber deeds.

Portfolio Transactions
The attorneys at Burr & Forman represent both buyers, sellers and lenders in connection with the acquisition, disposition and refinancing of multiple commercial properties often in various states.

EXPERIENCE MATTERS

Commercial Mortgages
Borrower's local counsel in connection with commercial mortgages.

Construction Contract Negotiation
Retained to draft and negotiate contracts for multi-family and condominium projects.

Construction Contracts
Retained to draft contracts for the construction and renovation of hospitals.

Construction Defense
Retained by contractors to defend against construction defect claims and other construction claims.

Contaminated Property
Represented developer in defense of EPD enforcement action regarding contaminated property.

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    5.0/5.0 on 07/06/10

    Gail is extremely responsive and is focused on solving the problem at hand. If conventional avenues won't work then Gail thinks outside the box in se... Read more

    Gail is extremely responsive and is focused on solving the problem at hand. If conventional avenues won't work then Gail thinks outside the box in search for the solution.

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    5.0/5.0 on 02/11/11

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    Very caring and compassionate.

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  • Rik S. Tozzi Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 on 11/20/08

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    1.0/5.0 on 01/11/16

    Anton Mertens did not prepare for my case and when he arrived for settlement he begged me to settle. I was young,a single Mom with a 4 yr old Son and... Read more

    Anton Mertens did not prepare for my case and when he arrived for settlement he begged me to settle. I was young,a single Mom with a 4 yr old Son and 1 yr old Daughter. I settled because Anton Mertens did not offer my any alternatives and I was poorly represented by him. My house was taken away from me and I was homeless with my 2 children because of his ineptitude as an attorney.

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    3.0/5.0 on 01/13/14

    The attorney that handled my account did a very nice job. However, his partner padded the billing on the project very blatantly and the associate was unable to get satisf... Read more

    The attorney that handled my account did a very nice job. However, his partner padded the billing on the project very blatantly and the associate was unable to get satisfactory resolution for us in this matter. Messages left with the managing partner of the Jackson, MS branch to discuss the matter went unreturned. Very poor value for the money with very unethical billing issues. Complaint resolution nonexistent.

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Diversity

Burr & Forman LLP is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, and promoting lawyers and staff without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, military and protected veteran status, sexual orientation or disability.

We recognize that our ability to serve our clients is strengthened by establishing a diverse workforce in which differences are accepted and valued on an inclusive basis.

Burr & Forman LLP desires to foster a multi-cultured atmosphere that provides a cooperative work environment where everyone is treated with mutual respect, trust and understanding, and where everyone can reach their full potential. The firm values the knowledge and talents of a multicultural team in order to meet and exceed individual and business goals, and client expectations.