Commercial Real Estate

  1. Overview

    Bouhan Falligant’s commercial real estate attorneys provide the highest level of expertise and sophistication, while contributing local knowledge of properties and parties in coastal Georgia and South Carolina.  We have been involved with and know the history of many of the major developments in our area, which allows us to better serve our clients, whether they are local or regional.

    For over thirty years, we have provided title and escrow services for complex, multi-million dollar commercial transactions in our region, and we have trained examiners in place to respond to your title needs promptly.

    We have extensive experience representing local, regional and national developers in the acquisition and development of office, retail, industrial and residential real estate.  Our representation includes title, acquisition, financing, zoning, governmental agreements, contracting, and leasing.

    Our attorneys are known for their work drafting covenants and restrictions for commercial and residential developments and condominium declarations.  We create and represent many home owner and condominium associations on an ongoing basis, as well as property management companies.

    Bouhan Falligant represents numerous financial institutions in commercial loan transactions, and in general corporate and real estate matters.  We also assist banks and other lenders in the management and disposal of their REO properties.

    As developer and lender attorneys, we have worked with our creditor’s rights attorneys to develop expertise and experience working out troubled assets and loans.  As a result, we bring a broad perspective to the table that often results in practical solutions to difficult problems.

    a rich & Established
    practice history

    More Than 130 Years of Experience

  2. News & Publications

    Protecting Property Owners from Failed Contractors

    By Rob Brannen, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah When a general contractor shuts its doors, property owners who have already paid their contractor might end up having to pay twice for the same work. Property owners can reduce the risk of double payments by negotiating strong funding procedures in their contracts, by […]

    Bouhan Falligant Partner One of Nation’s Top One Percent

    Bouhan Falligant announced Partner J. Daniel Falligant was recently recognized as a member of the “Top One Percent” of the attorneys in the nation by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC), an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. By virtue of the selectivity of NADC’s research process, less than 1% […]

    Georgia Trend Recognizes Six Bouhan Falligant Attorneys as “Legal Elite”

    Six Bouhan Falligant attorneys were recently recognized in the December 2015 issue of Georgia Trend with the publication’s prestigious “Legal Ellite” designation. Legal Elite recognizes the top attorneys in the state of Georgia as selected by their peers. “We are pleased to be recognized by our peers for our attorneys’ outstanding service to clients,” said […]

    Georgia Brownfield Program Encourages Redevelopment of Environmentally Contaminated Properties

    By John Northup, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah Sometimes you’ve got to take the good with the bad. Say, for instance, you have an opportunity to buy a commercial property at the corner of a busy intersection. It’s an excellent location for your new venture, but the property happens to be an […]

    John Northup Joins Bouhan Falligant as New Attorney

    Bouhan Falligant LLP announced today that John Northup has become an attorney with the firm. Northup’s practice will focus on commercial real estate, banking, corporate and litigation. Prior to joining Bouhan Falligant, Northup worked as an attorney at Morris, Manning and Martin, LLP. He has extensive experience handling a wide range of matters for commercial […]

    Savannah Firms Will Merge to Create Bouhan + Falligant

    Two established Savannah firms have announced they’ll merge. Bouhan, Williams & Levy, whose roots go back to 1886, is combining with Inglesby, Falligant, Horne, Courington & Chisholm, effective Jan. 1, 2013. The combined firm, to be called Bouhan + Falligant, will be headquartered in the Armstrong House at 447 Bull Street, where Bouhan Williams is […]

    What to Consider When Selling Your Business

    By John G. Lientz, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah With the beginning of a new year, some business owners consider selling their business. While this is never a simple or easy process, there are often external considerations which prompt this decision. Perhaps there is no viable succession plan, the owner may feel […]

    Forming a Small Business in Savannah

    By Elizabeth H. Verner, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah As the economy recovers, many entrepreneurs are taking the opportunity to start new businesses. According to the Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, the rate of new business creation is again on the rise after a five-year slump that hit its low in 2014. […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorney Rob Brannen Appointed to the Board of Habitat for Humanity of Georgia

    SAVANNAH, GA, November 15, 2013 – Robert Brannen, partner at Bouhan Falligant LLP with expertise in real estate law, was appointed to the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Georgia. “With Rob’s real estate law expertise and his personal desire to serve those in need, he is an excellent addition to the Habitat […]

    What Property Owners Should Know About Tax Appeals

    By John D. Harvey, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah Margaret Mitchell, celebrated author of Gone With the Wind, said, “Death, taxes, and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.” However, for business owners who own commercial property, now is the time to evaluate your tax assessed fair market value […]

    Corporations and Venue: Things to Consider When Incorporating Your Business

    By Elizabeth H. Verner, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah When incorporating and starting your business, strategically choosing the location of your registered office and your other offices can help to limit or control the counties in which your company can be sued. This can make a huge impact, as certain counties in […]

    What Borrowers Need to Know About Upcoming Home Loan Changes

    By Harris G. Martin, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah New federal rules and regulations designed to help borrowers understand home mortgage information are scheduled to debut on October 3. The upcoming changes are a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law five years ago. The […]

    Bouhan Falligant Partner One of Nation’s Top One Percent

      Bouhan Falligant announced Partner J. Daniel Falligant was recently recognized as a member of the “Top One Percent” of the attorneys in the nation by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC), an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Attorneys awarded membership in the “Top One Percent” are considered to […]

    The Resurgence of the 1031 Tax Exchange

    By J. Daniel Falligant Special to SavannahCEO A 1031 tax exchange — also known as a like-kind or Starker exchange — is essentially a swap of one investment asset for another with either no tax or limited tax due at the time of the exchange. The gain on a real estate sale in 1031 is […]

    Bouhan Falligant Hires Elizabeth Verner as New Attorney

    Bouhan Falligant announced that it is expanding its practice, hiring Elizabeth Verner as a new associate attorney. Verner graduated from St. Andrew’s School, in Savannah, before attending the University of Wisconsin, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. She earned her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in […]

    Georgia Trend Recognizes Bouhan Falligant Attorneys as “Legal Elite”

    Four Bouhan Falligant attorneys were recently recognized in the December 2016 issue of Georgia Trend with the publication’s prestigious “Legal Ellite” designation. Legal Elite recognizes the top attorneys in the state of Georgia as selected by their peers. “It is always an honor to be recognized by our peers for outstanding client service,” said Lea […]

    Think Before You Sign: What Small Business Owners Need to Know About Commercial Leases

    By Harris G. Martin, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah Too often, many small business owners looking to rent commercial space think of their lease like one for a residential apartment: if the rent amount is affordable and the location looks good, then they are ready to sign the lease. However, like most […]

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