Jeffrey W. Blitz

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Mr. Blitz is a shareholder with the firm, currently serving on the management committee and as the leader of the real estate practice group. For over 35 years, Mr. Blitz has represented clients in all facets of commercial and residential real estate, including development, financing and title issues. In recent years, his practice has been devoted to serving developer and lender clients whose needs relate to commercial real estate, principally in shopping center, office and apartment ownership, management, development and financing, and general commercial law.

Mr. Blitz prepares, reviews and negotiates option and purchase and sale agreements, transactions and loan documents and major tenant leases, and also reviews title, survey and environmental matters, and operation and easement agreements. He represents mortgage companies, banks, life insurance companies and other lenders in commercial and residential loan transactions ranging from shopping centers to single family loans. He previously served as legal counsel to the Alabama Housing Finance Authority.

Mr. Blitz has been elected to the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, which is by invitation only, and has been AV peer review rated in Martindale-Hubbell for over 25 years. He has also been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for over 12 years, Super Lawyers since 2008 and Super Lawyers – Corporate Counsel Edition in 2009 and 2010.  Birmingham Business Journal recently recognized Mr. Blitz on the list of “Leading Lawyers of Alabama” in the August 2012 issue.

Summary of Transactions

Represented developer in connection with two separate land acquisitions for development of two grocery-anchored shopping centers

Represented buyer in recent acquisition of 734-unit apartment complex

Represented client in purchasing existing loan from bank

Represented owner of multiple shopping centers in negotiating management agreements with national management company

Represented lender in foreclosure and disposition of residential condominium property

Honors and Awards

Mr. Blitz has been chosen for the 2015 through 2018 editions of The Best Lawyers America® for Real Estate Law.

Mr. Blitz has been AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell for 25 years.  He has also been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for over 11 years and Super Lawyers in Alabama (2008 – 2014). In 2010, he was recognized by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate for the Montgomery Area.  Mr. Blitz is also a member of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, where membership is by invitation only.  In addition, Mr. Blitz is a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation.

Chambers USA 2014, a guide to the world’s leading law firms and lawyers, has ranked Mr. Blitz Band 1 in Real Estate (Alabama). Rankings are based on an extensive research process which includes interviews of thousands of lawyers and their clients.

Birmingham Business Journal recently recognized Mr. Blitz on the list of “Leading Lawyers of Alabama” in the August 2012 issue.  This achievement was made possible through his dedication to business excellence.

Presentations

Past lecturer at seminars sponsored by Alabama State Bar and National Business Institute

Former Adjunct Professor of real property law at Jones School of Law

Recently spoke to commercial real estate group regarding updates in real estate law

Community Involvement

Mr. Blitz is a member of the Montgomery Area Committee of 100, and a graduate of Leadership Montgomery (Class VI). He also serves as a volunteer for the Joy to Life Foundation.

Mr. Blitz is a shareholder with the firm, currently serving on the management committee and as the leader of the real estate practice group. For over 35 years, Mr. Blitz has represented clients in all facets of commercial and residential real estate, including development, financing and title issues. In recent years, his practice has been devoted to serving developer and lender clients whose needs relate to commercial real estate, principally in shopping center, office and apartment ownership, management, development and financing, and general commercial law.

Mr. Blitz prepares, reviews and negotiates option and purchase and sale agreements, transactions and loan documents and major tenant leases, and also reviews title, survey and environmental matters, and operation and easement agreements. He represents mortgage companies, banks, life insurance companies and other lenders in commercial and residential loan transactions ranging from shopping centers to single family loans. He previously served as legal counsel to the Alabama Housing Finance Authority.

Mr. Blitz has been elected to the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, which is by invitation only, and has been AV peer review rated in Martindale-Hubbell for over 25 years. He has also been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for over 12 years, Super Lawyers since 2008 and Super Lawyers – Corporate Counsel Edition in 2009 and 2010.  Birmingham Business Journal recently recognized Mr. Blitz on the list of “Leading Lawyers of Alabama” in the August 2012 issue.

Summary of Transactions

Represented developer in connection with two separate land acquisitions for development of two grocery-anchored shopping centers

Represented buyer in recent acquisition of 734-unit apartment complex

Represented client in purchasing existing loan from bank

Represented owner of multiple shopping centers in negotiating management agreements with national management company

Represented lender in foreclosure and disposition of residential condominium property

Honors and Awards

Mr. Blitz has been chosen for the 2015 through 2018 editions of The Best Lawyers America® for Real Estate Law.

Mr. Blitz has been AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell for 25 years.  He has also been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for over 11 years and Super Lawyers in Alabama (2008 – 2014). In 2010, he was recognized by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate for the Montgomery Area.  Mr. Blitz is also a member of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, where membership is by invitation only.  In addition, Mr. Blitz is a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation.

Chambers USA 2014, a guide to the world’s leading law firms and lawyers, has ranked Mr. Blitz Band 1 in Real Estate (Alabama). Rankings are based on an extensive research process which includes interviews of thousands of lawyers and their clients.

Birmingham Business Journal recently recognized Mr. Blitz on the list of “Leading Lawyers of Alabama” in the August 2012 issue.  This achievement was made possible through his dedication to business excellence.

Presentations

Past lecturer at seminars sponsored by Alabama State Bar and National Business Institute

Former Adjunct Professor of real property law at Jones School of Law

Recently spoke to commercial real estate group regarding updates in real estate law

Community Involvement

Mr. Blitz is a member of the Montgomery Area Committee of 100, and a graduate of Leadership Montgomery (Class VI). He also serves as a volunteer for the Joy to Life Foundation.

  • B.S., University of Alabama, 1973 (Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa)
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1976 (Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society)
  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the American Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association