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The lawyers in our Real Estate, Land Use and Timber Practice Group regularly represent individuals, families, executors, trustees, corporate entities, charitable foundations, land trusts, and government entities in land management, regulatory, transactional and litigation matters. From approval procedures to mass toxic tort litigation and eminent domain proceedings, our lawyers are highly experienced in all aspects of real estate, land use, development, management and environmental law practice.  We offer our clients deep insights, on the ground experience and practical solutions that are custom-tailored to their specific needs and unique circumstances.  

Our Real Estate, Land Use and Timber lawyers are admitted to practice in federal and state courts across the country. In addition to representing clients in courtroom litigation, our lawyers also regularly handle proceedings involving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and other federal, state and local agencies.

Experienced Counsel for Complex Real Estate, Land Use and Timber Law Matters

Our Real Estate, Land Use and Timber Practice Group serves public and private clients in matters involving planning, zoning, permitting and compliance, land acquisitions, residential and commercial land development, land and natural resources management and funding, toxic torts, eminent domain, and all types of dispute resolution proceedings arising under federal, state and local land use and environmental laws and regulations. At Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, we have particular experience in the areas of:

  • Purchase, Sales, Leasing
  • Coastal lands, Riparian rights and resources
  • Development and redevelopment (including Brownfields redevelopment)
  • Energy and Linear projects
  • Erosion control and flood hazards
  • Stormwater
  • Hazardous and solid waste
  • Natural resources and conservation (oil and gas, sand and gravel, timber, water, beaches, fisheries and wildlife)
  • Utility, pipelines and other linear projects
  • Wetlands delineation/permitting/functional assessments/mitigation and mitigation banks
  • Zoning and planning

The lawyers in our Real Estate, Land Use and Timber Practice Group routinely advise clients regarding the implications and compliance issues of the constantly evolving laws and regulations including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), and the Endangered Species Act. They also regularly advise clients on issues related to insurance coverage, environmental audits and disclosures, underground storage tanks (USTs) and the handling of asbestos and other regulated substances, liquids and wastes.