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 10 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.
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
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 10 years and Super Lawyers in Alabama. 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, and he currently serves as the Alabama State Chair of this organization. In addition, Mr. Blitz is a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation.
Chambers USA 2012, a guide to the world's leading law firms and lawyers, has ranked Mr. Blitz 2 in Real Estate (Alabama). Rankings are based on an extensive research process which includes interviews of thousands of lawyers and their clients.
Mr. Blitz has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 and 2013 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers for Real Estate.
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.
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
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.