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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 Pensacola 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

Can I force my sibling to sell an inherited house?

July 5, 2018:

An attorney’s advice on resolving inheritance disputes By Trevor Kupfer A common scenario when someone passes away is that their property is passed on to their children. In fact, while most people have a beneficiary named on their bank, investment and retirement accounts, they don’t always have one for their homestead. […]

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British Consul General in Miami, David Prodger, visits Pensacola

July 2, 2018:

British Consul General in Miami, David Prodger, visited Pensacola recently and toured many places including the Naval Air Museum, Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station and several Pensacola businesses.   Prodger is the senior UK official in a Consulate General, which is a subordinate office to the Embassy. The Consul […]

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Katie White serves on the board of the Community Foundation of Northwest Florida

June 29, 2018:

Attorney Katie White has been on the board of the Community Foundation of Northwest Florida since 2014. For more than 15 years, the Community Foundation of Northwest Florida has been assisting donors in establishing long-term charitable giving that reflects their individual philanthropic interests while positively impacting our local communities. For more information, you can […]

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Retired Partner Michael L. Ferguson selected for Grover Robinson III Award

June 28, 2018:

Rotary of Pensacola has the distinguished history of being established in 1915 and is the second oldest Rotary Club in the State. The Rotary Motto is “Service Above Self” and the nearly 200 members of accomplished community leaders and professionals work to improve the community and the world through various […]

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STEPHEN MOORHEAD SELECTED AS 2018 SUPER LAWYERS AND KATHLYN WHITE SELECTED AS 2018 RISING STAR

June 19, 2018:

 PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 2018) – McDonald Fleming Moorhead is proud to announce that Stephen Moorhead was selected to the 2018 Super Lawyers list (real estate) and Kathlyn White (estate planning and probate) was selected to the 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star list. Stephen Moorhead has received recognition to Super Lawyers […]

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