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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

General Ferguson wins Pioneer Award at Greater Pensacola Chamber’s 58th Annual PACE Awards

February 22, 2018:

Last night at the Greater Pensacola Chamber‘s 58th Annual PACE Awards our very own Brigadier General Michael L. Ferguson received the Pioneer Award. Thank you, General Ferguson for your service to this nation, state, and community!  

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STEPHEN R. MOORHEAD BOARD CERTIFIED IN REAL ESTATE LAW FOR 25 YEARS

February 6, 2018:

Stephen R. Moorhead first received his board certification in real estate law in 1992 and was recently re-certified for an additional 5 years. Florida offers 26 specialty areas for board certification, more than any other state. Of the lawyers eligible to practice law in Florida, 7 percent – approximately 4,800 […]

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What Does Claiming Property by Adverse Possession Mean in Florida?

January 31, 2018:

Adverse Possession is a Real Legal Concept While many people wonder whether reports about people gaining ownership rights to land under “squatter’s rights” are true, adverse possession is an actual legal doctrine under which a person can acquire valid title to real property owned by someone else.   Some of the […]

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What Constitutes Constructive Eviction From a Florida Commercial Property?

January 17, 2018:

If you are a commercial landlord, it is likely that you have had to evict a tenant from your properties before; however, you may not recognize that even though an actual eviction has not occurred, there are times when your actions (or inactions) as a commercial landlord can constitute a […]

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3 Common and Costly Eviction Mistakes Florida Commercial Landlords Need to Avoid

December 29, 2017:

Florida commercial real estate owners are understandably protective of their property and their investment. When cash flow problems and other concerns arise due to a tenant’s failure to meet its rent or other payment obligations, these threats can lead owners to take action. But if owners aren’t careful and fail […]

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