Real estate is a critical component of Florida living. As one of the fastest growing states, the demand for Florida real estate will no doubt continue for decades to come. Real estate ownership is a bundle of legal rights that are shaped by the legal and legislative environment which is ever changing. To understand the legal aspects of real estate, you need a firm with experience. At McDonald Fleming Moorhead, we can help you with all of your legal real estate needs.
Vast Experience with Florida’s Real Estate Process
We have experience with many different types of issues and understand how challenging real estate matters can be. Our law firm knows the value of having your real estate documents handled right the first time.
Real estate transactions involve many steps that require strict adherence to guidelines and regulations. Purchasing, developing or selling property in Florida can be complex, and it is critical to have your interests protected, which is why you need an experienced law firm by your side. Our law firm includes Board Certified Real Estate Attorney, Stephen R. Moorhead, and a team of professionals who are dedicated to addressing your needs and exceeding your expectations with real estate transactions and real estate development.
We understand the complex nature of real estate, and we work hard to make sure our transaction documents, title insurance policies, contracts and all other real estate documents are accurate, done correctly, and protects you
The Experience to Back it up in Court
Our commercial real estate attorneys also take the same approach when handling real estate litigation cases. Led by Edward P. Fleming we have an experienced team of litigators who understand the judicial system and the most efficient way to resolve your dispute and accomplish your goals.
Our law firm handles a wide variety of real estate issues, including:
- Real estate closings
- Title insurance
- Title claims
- Real estate development
- Subdivision and condominium development
- Land use planning and zoning
- Real estate litigation
- Commercial landlord-tenant
- Real estate contracts
There are “deal lawyers” and deal killers. Our clients keep coming back to us because they know we know how to get the deal closed. Getting it closed is one thing, but it also has to be right. Having handled literally thousands of real estate transactions, we have seen it all. You can put our experience to work for you with your next closing.
Our offices in downtown Pensacola and Pace provide a comfortable and spacious environment in which we provide closing services for commercial real estate transactions. McDonald Fleming Moorhead is an approved agent for several major title insurance companies including First American Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title and Westcor Title.
Our real estate attorneys can assist with representing your interests involving real estate financing of every nature and size. We represent lenders, borrowers and investors in a wide range of matters throughout Northwest Florida. It’s common knowledge that “ignorance of the law is no excuse.” However, under Florida law, an individual is presumed to know and understand not only the law, but also the documents he or she is signing. Given the complexity of today’s commercial real estate transactions, it becomes nearly impossible for the parties to have an understanding of the impact of what they must sign in order to close a deal or develop a piece of property. Since this is what we do, we have the experience to spot the issues and provide you with sound advice.
Real estate development requires local knowledge of the people involved in local government. Having navigated development in all of the local governments in Northwest Florida, we are equipped to bring you the benefit of that experience. Real estate developers of residential and commercial projects can turn to our firm for comprehensive assistance, including:
- subdivision and condominium development
- developer entity formation
- negotiation of financing
- governmental permitting
- creation of covenants and restrictions
- formation of homeowners’ associations and condominium associations
- preparation of reservation agreements
- closing services for acquisition of property and construction financing
- negotiation and preparation of contracts (including construction, architectural and engineering contracts)
- filing and approval with required governmental entities.
Once the development is completed, we are well equipped to handle closings of lots or units to purchasers.
Contract Drafting and Review
Our lawyers have extensive experience in the drafting and review of all types of real estate contracts and lease agreements as well as construction contracts. Having a strong real estate litigation department, we have experience first-hand, the need for clear and accurate contracts. We can put our experience to work for you.
Foreclosures and Litigation
We have represented numerous lenders throughout the Florida Panhandle in all types of foreclosure cases and other real estate litigation, both residential and commercial. Our experience in this area allows us to handle foreclosure cases efficiently.
We regularly represent title insurers and property owners with regard to issues pertaining to the title of commercial and residential real estate, including litigation where necessary. Having been an approved agent for more than 25 years, we understand title insurance.