Lawyer Profile
Paul Pate
Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne
2101 West Clinton Avenue, Suite 102
Huntsville, AL, 35805
Phone | 256-535-1100

Law School - University of Alabama School of Law
Bar Admission - 9/29/1981

Law Office Locations: Huntsville

Geographic Areas Served: Madison, Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Limestone, Lawrence, Winston, Morgan, Cullman, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb, Cherokee


Paul Pate has over 22 years of hands-on experience in real-estate matters, including transactional negotiations, contracts and related documentation, title examination and evaluation, closings, and general legal counsel. Paul Pate also handles zoning and land-use matters and general real estate litigation.

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate Law
Commercial and Industrial Real Estate
Residential Real Estate
Real Estate Litigation
Real Estate Financing
Landlord and Tenant Law
Eminent Domain
Title Insurance
Estate Probate and Trust Administration
Planning, Zoning, Subdivision, and Land Use

Alabama, 1981
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Courts
    Northern District of Alabama
All Alabama State Courts

Alabama Bar Association
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
    Secretary, 1987


J.D., 1981, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
    Editorial Board, Alabama Law Review
    Hugo Black Scholar

B.A., 1978, summa cum laude, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

“Common Law Rescission of Contracts in Alabama,” Alabama Law Review (1981).


Paul Pate's unique experience provides the exceptional legal services required to meet the real estate needs of the firm's sophisticated business clientele. PaulPate routinely handles such diverse real estate matters as residential, retail, and other commercial development projects, including industrial facilities and telecommunication sites. Mr. Pate also handles complex title-insurance issues and general questions of commercial law.

Paul Pate is an approved closing attorney for Regions Bank and various other Huntsville area banks and mortgage companies. Mr. Pate represents in the firm in its capacity as a local issuing agent for Chicago Title Insurance Company.

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