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Christopher S Hamer

Christopher S Hamer

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
  • Probate, Business Law, Elder Law ...
  • Alabama
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Biography

Chris, a Birmingham native, regularly advises and represents clients on a broad range of legal issues, including: probate and estate matters, civil litigation, arbitration, business transactions and litigation, probate support for litigation, estate administration, estate and trust litigation, guardianships, conservatorships and taxation.

He has been recognized by Birmingham Magazine in its Top Attorneys list in the areas of Probate Law (2017-2020) and Tax Law (2017), and was selected to the Mid-South’s Rising Stars by Super Lawyers for Estate & Trust Litigation (2018-2021). Additionally, he has been selected as one of the 18 Best Birmingham Litigation Attorneys (2017-2021) and as one of the 16 Best Birmingham Probate Attorneys (2020-2021) by the website Expertise.com. Chris currently serves as the Chair-Elect of the Probate Section of the Birmingham Bar Association, and is on the board of the Birmingham School of Law Foundation.

Chris received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Commerce & Business Administration, with a concentration in Small Company Management, from the University of Alabama in 2005. After earning his undergraduate degree, he worked as General Manager of Sports Transportation for over seven years, and successfully negotiated the sale of the company to an industry peer in 2011. Chris received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Birmingham School of Law, graduating with honors in 2010. After completing his law degree, he attended the University of Alabama School of Law and received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, graduating cum laude in 2013, with a concentration in Business Tax. He is admitted to practice in Alabama state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, and the U.S. Tax Court.

Chris lives in Birmingham with his wife, Beth, and three daughters. He is a member of Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook, where has served on the board of the Child Development Center.

Practice Areas
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Additional Practice Area
  • Civil Litigation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
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U.S. Tax Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
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Hand Arendall Harrison Sale provides its clients with legal services in all areas of traditional civil practice. We are legal advisors in your business success. The Alabama firm, Hand Arendall, was organized in 1941, and the Florida firm, Harrison Sale McCloy, was organized in 1984. After merging the two firms in 2018 to become Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, the firm is one of the largest law firms in the region with more than 85 attorneys. The firm has a fundamental commitment to creating long-lasting relationships. Cases and projects are staffed with the goal of achieving success for the client with maximum efficiency. With offices in Mobile, Birmingham, Fairhope and Athens, Alabama; and Destin, Panama City, Panama City Beach, and Santa Rosa, Florida, Hand Arendall Harrison Sale is uniquely situated among the Southeast’s major law firms to provide legal direction to clients throughout Alabama, Northwest Florida and Mississippi.
Attorney/Managing Member
Hamer Law Group, LLC
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Hamer Law Group, LLC is probate and litigation focused law firm experienced with opening estates, probating wills, intestate (no will) estates, small estates - summary distribution, will contests, beneficiary claims, estate administration, creditor claims, probate support for lawyers and law firms, business disputes and civil litigation.
Education
University of Alabama School of Law
LL.M. (2013) | Taxation
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Honors: cum laude
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Birmingham School of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
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Honors: with honors
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University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
B.S. (2005) | Commerce & Business Administration
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Honors: Winner - McGraw-Hill Irwin Best Strategy Invitational
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Professional Associations
Birmingham Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Probate Section - Chair Elect
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Alabama State Bar
- Current
Activities: Elder Law Section; Real Property, Probate & Trust Section
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Speaking Engagements
Probate Refresher: Sales of Property & Distribution, Solo/Small Firm Section Virtual CLE, Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham Bar Association
Chris Hamer discussed the status of title to real estate upon a person’s death, and provided an overview of selling property, distributing assets and other estate administration procedures, during a Birmingham Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Section Virtual CLE on June 16, 2021.
Negotiation and Interviewing Skills, Bridge to Practice Workship, Birmingham, Alabama
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Contract Primer for Engineers, Engineering Law, Birmingham, Alabama
HalfMoon Education Inc.
Engineering Business Law, Engineering Law, Birmingham, Alabama
HalfMoon Education Inc.
Basic Tax Planning, Estate Planning from A to Z, Birmingham, Alabama
National Business Institute
Websites & Blogs
Website
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
Website
Hamer Law Group, LLC
Contact & Map
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
1801 Fifth Avenue North
Suite 400
Birmingham, AL 35203
Toll-Free: (855) 414-2637
Telephone: (205) 324-4400
Fax: (205) 322-1163
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed