Title Insurance & Closing Services
ABB provides residential and commercial real estate services including title examinations, title insurance, real estate closings, and title curative work. Our experienced staff routinely handles transactions ranging from residential closings and refinances to multi-million dollar commercial transactions.
Our firm serves as an agent for First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected title insurers. In addition, members of our firm are approved attorneys for numerous other esteemed title insurance companies.
ABB utilizes years of experience, continuing education and the latest technology to deliver efficient and accurate service to our clients. The availability of dedicated attorneys on staff who practice primarily in the area of real estate law provides an invaluable resource to solve title issues and ensure a smooth closing process. The knowledge and experience of our employees provides peace of mind to our clients who have confidence that any matters will be handled competently, efficiently and professionally.
The lawyers of ABB represent lenders, businesses, and individuals in a wide array of real estate matters including simple, as well as complex, conveyances, transactions and disputes. Our real estate lawyers handle all phases of commercial and residential transactions and development, from planning and financing to drafting contracts. We regularly assist residential and commercial developer clients in the preparation of legal documents necessary to drive a project from concept to closing.
ABB’s litigation attorneys regularly represent clients in both the state and federal courts of Alabama. While our litigators always vigorously represent our clients in court, we strive to aid our clients in avoiding litigation whenever possible with creative problem solving and astute negotiation. If litigation cannot be avoided, our lawyers work closely with the client to develop and execute a litigation strategy best suited to reach the ultimate goal of the client in the most efficient and timely manner possible.
At ABB we consistently handle foreclosures of real property for our clients. Our client list is made up of banks, mortgage companies, and individuals. The vast experience of our staff in the foreclosure area, coupled with our title services, makes ABB exceptionally qualified to handle both foreclosure and resale transactions (“REO sale”) should the lender obtain property at foreclosure. Our lawyers are highly knowledgeable regarding Alabama’s one-year right of redemption and regularly counsel clients on redemption issues.
ABB provides numerous legal services to business entities in Southwest Alabama, including drafting formation documents, drafting and reviewing contracts, and facilitating a large assortment of business transactions. During the formation process of a business, we listen attentively to the needs of our clients to make sure that the type of entity chosen best suits the client and the intended purpose of their business. After development of an entity, our attorneys continue to work closely alongside our clients with compliance issues and addressing the numerous legal issues faced by a growing company.
ABB represents countless clients in probate matters in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, including estates, conservatorships, and guardianships. From the simplest matters to the highly complicated affairs, our lawyers partner with our clients to keep them informed and confident throughout the probate process.
The lawyers of ABB deliver extensive estate planning services for our clients, including drafting of wills, trusts, advance directives for health care (“living wills”), and powers of attorney. From the uncomplicated will to the most complex, our estate planning lawyers take the time to make sure the wishes of our clients are accurately carried out through proper documentation. We are glad to work in conjunction with your tax professional to accomplish your planning goals.
Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights
ABB’s lawyers have a shared experience of more than 70 years in representing creditors in both commercial and consumer bankruptcy and collection matters. Our services offered involve representing creditors in both state and federal court litigation and from start to finish in bankruptcy cases, including preparation and filing of proofs of claim, negotiation of adequate protection agreements, obtaining relief from the automatic stay, as well as reviewing and, when necessary, filing and litigating objections to Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 plans. Our representative clients are banks, commercial and residential landlords, property owners’ associations, and businesses seeking to obtain and enforce mechanics’ and material mans’ liens.
Mediation is an increasingly frequent and cost-effective method of alternative dispute resolution. ABB lawyers act as both neutral mediators and as advocates for their clients in a mediation setting.