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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

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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North Gulf Coast Chapter of CAI’s golf tournament benefiting Habitat for Humanity

June 11, 2018:

This past Friday, Attorney Jay Fraiser participated in North Gulf Coast Chapter of CAI‘s golf tournament benefiting Habitat for Humanity. They won 1st place!   

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Steve Moorhead guest on Toddcast

June 6, 2018:

Make sure to listen to the latest Toddcast! http://www.pensacolachamber.com/legislative-blog/steve-moorhead-on-the-greater-pensacola-chamber-toddcast

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2018 Legislature’s Amendments to Homeowners’ Association (“HOA”) Statutes – Chapter 720

May 31, 2018:

On March 23, 2018, Governor Rick Scott approved HB 841/SB 1274 which makes subtle changes to the Homeowners’ Association Act, including Sections 720.303, 720.305, 720.306, and 720.3085.[1]  The amendments are effective July 1, 2018, unless otherwise addressed in the amendment.  This initial article addresses the revisions to Sections 720.303 and […]

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YOUR LLC – IT PROTECTS YOU; NOW, PROTECT IT- Part 2

April 20, 2018:

In part 1, we confirmed that for LLCs with more than one member, the sole remedy available to the judgment creditor of a member is a charging order. The charging order is more than a judgment; it is more than a lien; it must be entered by the court. It […]

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