Mike Brown is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. Mike is also a member of the firm’s Environmental, Natural Resources, Energy, and Real Estate Litigation teams. His emphasis in all of these practice areas is on real property matters.
For the past several years, Mike has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama School of Law, where he taught both Land Use Planning and Real Estate Finance & Development. Mike has spoken to a variety of groups on issues involving real estate, land use and environmental issues.
Mike has been with Bradley since 1989. His work has led him to focus his practice on the substantive areas of real estate, including zoning and land use planning, acquisition and sales of real estate, lease negotiations, real estate litigation, and environmental and toxic tort litigation, including mass torts.
Affordable Housing and Community Development | Construction | Economic Development | Energy | Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation | Environmental Law | Environmental Regulatory, Transactional and Litigation | Food, Beverage and Hospitality | Healthcare Real Estate | Natural Resources Litigation | Product Liability | Real Estate | Real Estate Litigation | Retail | Zoning and Land Use
Mike has handled land use and real property litigation matters on a wide variety of subjects. Mike has worked with clients seeking variances for their property and has worked to have property rezoned. Mike has also fought against the annexation of property for a client. Mike has frequently litigated real estate contracts, including disputes over easements and covenants in real estate disputes. Finally, Mike regularly handles condemnation cases.
Working with developers and owners, Mike has also negotiated and closed on the purchase and sale of numerous parcels of land. He also has negotiated numerous commercial leases and worked on issues surrounding affordable and low income housing.
On the environmental side of his practice, Mike has litigated a number of environmental and toxic tort cases involving water and land issues. The cases have included both property damage and personal injury claims. Mike has also appeared on behalf of clients before the Environmental Protection Agency, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, and local environmental agencies. Mike frequently advises clients on environmental issues outside of the litigation context.
Mike's involvement with land and real estate issues has lead over the years to work involving natural resources and energy. Mike has handled multiple matters relating to title to minerals, including litigation relating thereto, Mike has also helped negotiate several natural resource leases, including solar leases.
Finally, in the area of Mass Torts and litigation, Mike has used his trial experience with over twenty-five cases tried to verdict to assist clients faced with Mass Tort issues. For many years, Mike had lead responsibility for all Ford Motor Company consumer litigation in Alabama. Since 1997, Mike has served as one of the lead counsel for Dryvit Systems, Inc. in its litigation in Alabama and Mississippi. Mike has also litigated asbestos cases in Alabama, as well as in an MDL setting. In these lead counsel positions, Mike has been responsible for managing the defense of hundreds of cases throughout Alabama and Mississippi, and in some instances, in other states in the Southeast.
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