Real Estate Litigation

  1. Overview

    Bouhan Falligant’s real estate litigation practice group offers impressive experience and depth in the area of real estate litigation, spanning many disciplines, including title insurance, land use, zoning, condominiums/common interest, landlord/tenant, and general real property litigation. Consistent with Bouhan Falligant’s ability to offer a full range of legal services, our litigation department works closely with the real estate department to create a dynamic multidisciplinary approach to handle any real estate litigation related issue.

    Our real estate attorneys have expertise in the governing instruments underlying the litigation, whether it involves a lease, purchase agreement, condominium plan, partnership agreement, or complex financing. And our seasoned litigators are knowledgeable in the substantive areas of real property law and understand the fundamental aspects of real property law and transactions.

    Bouhan Falligant has extensive and significant experience advising title insurance companies on all aspects of title insurance coverage, from exclusions to loss to insured closing letters, and representing title insurers in coverage litigation in both state and federal courts in Georgia. The group’s experience includes investigation and prosecution of fraud and defalcation claims, including recoupment. We are also frequently retained by title insurance companies to defend insured owners and lenders in establishing the validity and priority of their interests.

    a rich & Established
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    More Than 130 Years of Experience

  2. News & Publications

    Bouhan Falligant Honored with Four First-Tier Rankings in 2018 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ®

    Bouhan Falligant was recently recognized by the 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ® with prestigious first-tier rankings in five practice areas: Admiralty & Maritime Law; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; and Real Estate Law. The final rankings are published […]

    Resolve to Make a Will, Protect Your Business in 2017

    By Dolly Chisholm, Bouhan Falligant Special to Business in Savannah The dawn of a new year bears witness to the most well-intentioned resolutions: lose weight, eat healthier, make better financial decisions, or quit smoking. But in spite of all the good intentions, only 8 percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s goals, according to […]

    Bouhan Falligant Names John Harvey as Partner

    Bouhan Falligant recently announced it has named John D. Harvey as partner. His practice area will concentrate on transportation and logistics, real estate litigation, and aviation law. Before joining Bouhan Falligant in 2016, Harvey served as the Bryan County attorney, as the municipal court judge for the Cities of Midway and Pembroke, and as an […]

    Bouhan Falligant Honored with Four First-Tier Rankings in 2017 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ®

    Bouhan Falligant was recently recognized by the 2017 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ® with prestigious first-tier rankings in four practice areas: Admiralty & Maritime Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants; and Real Estate Law. The final rankings are published […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2017

    Bouhan Falligant is pleased to announce nine of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in the 2017 Best Lawyers in America. The designation honors those who have been selected by their peers for outstanding achievements in their respective practice areas. “Being recognized by Best Lawyers in America is an honor not only for our […]

    What Every Georgian Should Know About Advance Medical Directives

    By Melanie L. Marks, Bouhan Falligant Special to Savannah Morning News According to a 2014 study published in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, nearly three-quarters of survey respondents did not have an advance medical directive, the generic term for any document that gives instructions about your health care and appoints someone to make medical […]

    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 […]

    Consider Options When Titling Residence

    Special to Savannah Morning News Home buyers have a number of considerations when purchasing a home: how much to initially offer and when to continue negotiating, whether or not the mortgage will fit their budget, and how taxes and insurance will impact their monthly costs, among others. However, most do not give much — if […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2016

    Bouhan Falligant is pleased to announce eight of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. The designation honors those who have been selected by their peers for outstanding achievements in their respective practice areas. “It is especially an honor for so many of our attorneys across a wide […]

    Bouhan Falligant Partner Selected for State Bar of Georgia Award

    Dolly Chisholm, a partner at Bouhan Falligant, was recently selected for the 2015 H. Sol Clark Pro Bono Award from the State Bar of Georgia. The award honors an attorney who has excelled in one or more of a variety of activities that extend legal services to the poor. Chisholm, who practices in the areas […]

    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 […]

    Supreme Court Green-Lights Affordable Care Act Subsidies

    By Lucas D. Bradley, Bouhan Falligant Special to Savannah Morning News A Thursday Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for the continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a.k.a. ObamaCare. In King v. Burwell, the Justices were forced to decide whether certain subsidies that are a cornerstone of ObamaCare’s statutory scheme were permissible under […]

    Dolly Chisholm Elected to the Georgia Historical Society Board of Curators

    . The Georgia Historical Society has elected six new distinguished members to the GHS Board of Curators, including Bouhan Falligant partner Dolly Chisholm.  The vote and announcement were made Thursday evening at the 176th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Historical Society. “The six new Curators are some of Georgia’s top business and philanthropic leaders,” said Dr. W. […]

    Local Attorney Rob Brannen Recognized at Georgia Bar Real Estate Law Institute

    Institute to be Held in Savannah in 2014 Savannah, GA May 14, 2013—Local attorney Rob Brannen, a partner with Bouhan Falligant, was elected Vice President of the Georgia Bar Association Real Property Law Section at the Real Property Law Institute held May 9th to 11th, 2013. This year’s institute hosted 300 real estate lawyers at […]

    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 […]

    Georgia Supreme Court Closes Door on Witness Only Closings

    Article by Bouhan Falligant Real Estate Attorney Rob Brannen, BiS After years of review, debate and deliberation, Georgia attorneys now have clear guidance from the Supreme Court of Georgia regarding witness-only closings. On Sept. 22, the court ratified and approved a formal advisory opinion issued by the Georgia Bar making lawyer participation in a witness-only […]

    Bouhan Falligant Hires John Harvey as New Attorney

    Bouhan Falligant announced that it is expanding its practice, hiring John D. Harvey as an attorney. His practice area will concentrate on real estate, business law, civil litigation and aviation law. Before joining Bouhan Falligant, Harvey served as the Bryan County attorney, as the municipal court judge for the Cities of Midway and Pembroke, and […]

    Historic Building Was Scene For John Berendt’s Book, Now A Law Firm

    Daily Report (ALM Properties) by Katheryn Hayes Tucker. Most law offices don’t have tourists stopping to look and take pictures, but that’s business as usual for Bouhan Falligant in Savannah. The firm is located on Bull Street at the edge of Forsyth Park in a four-story mansion built between 1916 and 1919 by shipping magnate […]

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