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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.”

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When your neighbor ignores HOA rules

June 23, 2017:

  In the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” the main character covers his house in holiday lights. He strings up so many lights that the effort makes his electrical output meter go bananas and the effect of the lights basically blinds his neighbors. Just like any other American does, the […]

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What purpose do zoning laws and regulations serve?

June 21, 2017:

    Government officials, city planners, business owners and residents all have a stake in ensuring a city or community remains a place where people want to live, work and visit. Zoning regulations, restrictions and laws play a major role in helping ensure development within cities and communities adheres to […]

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Stephen Moorhead Selected As 2017 Super Lawyers And Kathlyn White Selected As 2017 Rising Star

June 14, 2017:

PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 2017) – McDonald Fleming Moorhead is proud to announce that Stephen Moorhead was selected as a 2017 Super Lawyers (real estate) and Kathlyn White (estate planning and probate) was selected as a 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star. Stephen Moorhead has received recognition as a Super Lawyer for […]

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Denial of Plat Vacation Subject to Judicial Review

June 8, 2017:

In a recent Florida district court case[1], the Court held that the circuit court had judicial power to review the county planning board’s denial of a land owner’s application to vacate a plat. In this case, the landowner (“Blair Nurseries”) sought to vacate a subdivision plat in order to use […]

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