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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

Beach Taxpayers Win Appeal | Portofino and Beach Club v. Jones

October 11, 2017:

The First District Court of Appeals ruled today that the land underlying condominium units at both Beach Club and Portofino Towers is owned by Escambia County, and is thus immune from ad valorem taxation. The twin decisions (Portofino v. Jones and Beach Club v. Jones) reverse rulings from two Escambia County […]

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Florida Law Altered to Shield Time-Share Company From Fraud Lawsuit

September 29, 2017:

Orlando-based Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. (MVC) is a time-share behemoth, owning and operating 60 properties containing 12,800 vacation ownership villas with 410,000 owners in the United States and eight other countries. It is also a massive and illegal racketeering scheme, according to the allegations in a pending lawsuit filed in […]

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Can you disinherit your spouse? Recent changes to Florida’s Elective Share laws

September 27, 2017:

Can you disinherit your spouse? The short answer is “no”, you cannot totally disinherit your spouse in most circumstances.  Many of our estate planning clients come in with “blended families”.  Later in life marriages, and both of the clients wish to set aside certain things for their children from a […]

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STEPHEN MOORHEAD INSTALLED AS THE 2017-2018 CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR GREATER PENSACOLA CHAMBER

September 22, 2017:

PENSACOLA, Fla. (September 2017) – McDonald Fleming Moorhead is proud to announce that Stephen Moorhead was installed as the 2017-2018 Chair of the Board of Directors for The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce. The gavel was officially passed at the Chamber’s 127th Annual Meeting last week. When addressing the attendees, […]

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Florida Supreme Court declines Pensacola’s appeal in Fish House lawsuit

September 20, 2017:

              Today the Florida Supreme Court entered an order declining to hear any further appeal by the City of Pensacola in the Fish House lawsuit.  The lawsuit stemmed from the City’s claim that Seville Harbour was in default of its lease with the City for failing to pay the […]

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