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Established in Pensacola, Florida in 1988, McDonald Fleming Moorhead is a team of experienced attorneys who represent clients in business, real estate, construction, probate law, estate planning and related matters. With unrivaled experience and a respected reputation, our law firm serves clients in Pensacola, Destin and throughout Northwest Florida.

In the legal profession, few qualities are more important or more indicative of an attorney’s ability than experience and reputation. The attorney-client relationship is one of trust and confidence; and, without firm ground upon which to establish this foundation, you may be unnecessarily putting yourself at a disadvantage.

At the law firm of McDonald Fleming Moorhead, we put our experience to work for our clients. Serving business clients in real estate, corporate, contract and other matters, we also provide personalized, detail-oriented representation to individuals in estate planning and probate administration. We believe in always taking a client-first approach, and using efficient, litigation-tested strategies to meet our clients’ unique business and personal needs.

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The attorney-client relationship is one of trust and confidence and, without firm ground upon which to establish this foundation, you may be unnecessarily putting yourself at a disadvantage.

Our Areas of Representation

Business Law

Business Law

Our business lawyers represent companies of all sizes at all stages of the business lifecycle. From working with entrepreneurs and investors to establish new entities to implementing exit strategies when it is time to move on, we maintain close relationships with our business clients so that we can provide custom-tailored assistance in their times of need. In addition to business formations and dissolutions, we also regularly represent clients in collections matters and complex contract negotiations.

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Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law

In our real estate practice, we represent owners, investors, lenders, developers and other interested parties in all matters pertaining to residential and commercial properties. This includes both transactions and litigation, ranging from home closings to disputes involving multi-million-dollar developments. Our Northwest Florida real estate lawyers are available to assist with contract negotiations and risk management on an as-needed basis, and we regularly deal with title-related issues as well.

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Construction Law

Construction Law

Our firm is a recognized leader in construction law in Northwest Florida. We regularly represent owners, builders, developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, manufacturers, industry groups and other parties in transactions and disputes involving construction projects in Pensacola, Destin and other locations throughout the Florida Panhandle.

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Probate Law

Probate Law

In our estate planning and probate practice, we provide individualized legal representation to Northwest Florida residents in all matters pertaining to estate planning and administration. If you need to prepare or update your estate plan, we can counsel you on all of the various estate planning tools that are available and then prepare a personalized plan. If you are preparing to administer a loved one’s estate or need to make sure you protect your rights in probate, we can represent you during the estate administration process.

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Centuries of Legal Experience

Our attorneys average over 28 years of legal experience in their areas of practice. While other firms may have been around longer, few firms our size can claim the pedigree that we have to offer. In addition, each equity partner in our firm is AV-rated. This rating is, “a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.”

Recent News

Condos and the ADA

August 18, 2017:

Over 25 years ago, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) transformed both the legal and physical landscape of this country. Making facilities and opportunities accessible and available to individuals with disabilities was no longer optional for many if not most businesses and commercial property owners. The ADA has no doubt […]

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A real estate purchase may encounter obstacles along the way

August 10, 2017:

The general framework of a real estate transaction is quite similar from state to state. There are local twists and different names for documents in some cases, but a real estate purchase and closing in one state will follow generally the same main steps as in another. For one thing, […]

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What is a real estate easement?

August 9, 2017:

No piece of real estate exists in a vacuum, separate from all over property. When multiple tracts of land sit near each other, sometimes one owner will want to use a neighbor’s land in some way. For example, perhaps the only access to the main road from Lot A is […]

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Homeowners file zoning dispute claims against nightly rentals

August 2, 2017:

Some residential communities in resort areas are in an ongoing battle with local officials over what they see as illegal nightly rentals of vacant homes. It’s a problem that arises frequently in a state like Florida where resort districts and residential retirement complexes exist pretty much alongside each other. In […]

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Governor’s Veto Means Florida Condo Associations May Have to Pony Up for Fire Safety Upgrades

July 31, 2017:

As a member of your condominium association board, are you ready to levy a special assessment of thousands of dollars per unit owner? Are your owners prepared to be hit with such a huge liability? If your condo is over 75-feet tall, built before 1994, and lacking fire sprinklers, those […]

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