Anne Gresham Burrows is an experienced attorney in Alabama and practices with the law firm Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC from its Athens office. She routinely handles cases concerning Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights, business litigation, real estate, state & local government tax, and trust & estate planning.
She represents creditors both in and out of all state, federal and bankruptcy courts in Chapter 7,11, and 13 proceedings as well as out-of-court workouts and collection cases.
She routinely helps her clients with issues such as Structuring, protecting, and enforcing secured claims; Foreclosures; Fraudulent transfer actions; Involuntary bankruptcy petitions; Appointment of trustees or conversion in reorganization cases; Defense of lender liability suits including class actions; and Defense of preference actions.
Under her commercial or business litigation practice, she provides representation and consultation in a variety of financial disputes such as corporate and business control litigation; financing; fraud claims and other commercial tort claims; trade secret and non-competition litigation; leasing and lending litigation; and contract litigation.
Anne G. Burrows also handles other types of simple as well as complex commercial disputes between business entities, or with their equity owners or employees.
She has gained experience in all areas of real estate law and routinely represents real estate developers and investors in acquisition and disposal of interests in improved as well as unimproved real estate.
She also guides them in the development of residential & commercial condominiums, office buildings, shopping centers, commercial parks, and mixed-use subdivisions. She negotiates commercial leases for office, industrial and retail purposes on behalf of landlords and tenants, and also helps in resolving their mutual disputes.
In real estate practice, she guides her clients in the formation of limited liability companies, joint ventures, or partnerships, land use planning including zoning; negotiating and closing interim and long-term credit facilities for existing or proposed commercial developments; condemnation proceedings; use and disposal of surface and subsurface water.
She also helps them in determining riparian rights and property boundaries for properties adjacent to navigable and non-navigable waterways; and disposal as well as the acquisition of investment property for Section 1031 tax-deferred treatment.
She serves as a special or general counsel to many governmental bodies including elected officials, cities, counties, state agencies, and public corporations.
She handled matters such as compliance with state ethics laws, competitive bidding procurement procedures, drafting & implementation of local ordinances as well as state legislation, public finance, taxation, contract negotiations, regulation of public utilities, and compliance with open meetings & open records laws.
She completed her Bachelor’s of Arts with honors from the University of Richmond and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1991 and 1994 respectively. She passed the bar exam and earned the license to practice law in the state of Alabama in the year 1994, and is in good standing for 24 years.
Anne Burrows is the former President of the Limestone County Bar Association, and an active member of the Alabama State Bar. She contributes to the community and is a member of the University of Richmond Alumni Association, Spider Club, Elkmont Quarterback Club, and Elkmont United Methodist Church.
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