Best Lawyers for Real Estate Law in Birmingham, Alabama

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  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Health Care Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Health Care Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Timber Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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Paul Compton was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Paul Compton

Compton Jones Dresher
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Financial Services Regulation Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law Public Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Public Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Copyright Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Communications Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Information Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Construction Construction Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Securities / Capital Markets Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Insurance Law Consumer Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Trusts and Estates Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Municipal Environmental Law Water Law Municipal Law Utilities Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Real Estate Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Project Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Tax Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law

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Practice Area Definition

Real Estate Law Definition

The practice of real estate law involves a varied and often highly complex set of activities centering on sales and acquisitions, title, land use, environmental, development, leasing, finance, joint ventures, restructuring and workouts, and litigation. In today's environment, a full service real estate law firm should be able to offer expertise in the following areas:
  • Sales and Acquisitions. The representation of buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of the various kinds of real estate including office buildings, retail centers, hotels, industrial properties, residential properties, and manufactured housing communities.
  • Title. The examination of title to real estate, evaluation of title exceptions, and negotiation of title insurance policies.
  • Land Use and Environmental. Land use entitlements, due diligence investigations, Brownfield developments, and compliance with Environmental Laws and federal and state Endangered Species Acts.
  • Development. The negotiation and preparation of development and construction agreements and the other documents required to develop and construct office buildings, shopping centers, mixed-use projects, free-standing units, and industrial sites.
  • Leasing. The negotiation and preparation of office, retail, and industrial leases and long-term ground leases.
  • Finance. The representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate secured loan originations, loan sales, and purchases and other debt arrangements, including permanent financings, construction loans, bridge loans, conduit loans, mezzanine loans, shared appreciation loans, and portfolios of non-performing loans.
  • Joint Ventures. A very large proportion of real estate transactions involve joint ventures between capital sources and developers. Therefore, a real estate firm must be in position to structure and negotiate partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and other forms of joint venture arrangements and advise on the tax aspects of the transactions.
  • Restructuring and Workouts. Not all real estate transactions are successful. Real estate lawyers therefore, must be in position to advise lenders, borrowers, partners, landlords, tenants, and developers when a transaction goes bad. This will involve transactional, bankruptcy, tax, and litigation work. It will include loan modifications, foreclosures, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, discounted loan payoffs, loan forbearances, REO sales, joint venture modifications, buy/sells, forced sales, lease and development modifications, bankruptcies, receivership actions, and guarantee actions.
  • Litigation. Litigation in the real estate area involves the representations of real estate owners, buyers, sellers, lessors, brokers, lenders, and developers in, among other things, contract disputes, mechanics lien and construction disputes, eminent domain proceedings, title disputes, loan service and foreclosure issues, and bankruptcy.
The practice of real estate law involves a varied and often highly complex set of activities centering on sales and acquisitions, title, land use, environmental, development, leasing, finance, joint ventures, restructuring and workouts, and litigation. In today's environment, a full service real estate law firm should be able to offer expertise in the following areas:
  • Sales and Acquisitions. The representation of buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of the various kinds of real estate including office buildings, retail centers, hotels, industrial properties, residential properties, and manufactured housing communities.
  • Title. The examination of title to real estate, evaluation of title exceptions, and negotiation of title insurance policies.
  • Land Use and Environmental. Land use entitlements, due diligence investigations, Brownfield developments, and compliance with Environmental Laws and federal and state Endangered Species Acts.
  • Development. The negotiation and preparation of development and construction agreements and the other documents required to develop and construct office buildings, shopping centers, mixed-use projects, free-standing units, and industrial sites.
  • Leasing. The negotiation and preparation of office, retail, and industrial leases and long-term ground leases.
  • Finance. The representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate secured loan originations, loan sales, and purchases and other debt arrangements, including permanent financings, construction loans, bridge loans, conduit loans, mezzanine loans, shared appreciation loans, and portfolios of non-performing loans.
  • Joint Ventures. A very large proportion of real estate transactions involve joint ventures between capital sources and developers. Therefore, a real estate firm must be in position to structure and negotiate partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and other forms of joint venture arrangements and advise on the tax aspects of the transactions.
  • Restructuring and Workouts. Not all real estate transactions are successful. Real estate lawyers therefore, must be in position to advise lenders, borrowers, partners, landlords, tenants, and developers when a transaction goes bad. This will involve transactional, bankruptcy, tax, and litigation work. It will include loan modifications, foreclosures, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, discounted loan payoffs, loan forbearances, REO sales, joint venture modifications, buy/sells, forced sales, lease and development modifications, bankruptcies, receivership actions, and guarantee actions.
  • Litigation. Litigation in the real estate area involves the representations of real estate owners, buyers, sellers, lessors, brokers, lenders, and developers in, among other things, contract disputes, mechanics lien and construction disputes, eminent domain proceedings, title disputes, loan service and foreclosure issues, and bankruptcy.