Ramsey, Baxley and McDougle Jr. Law
Last Updated: Jul 9, 2020
ADMITTED: 1982, Alabama; 1983, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
MEMBER: Houston County Bar Association; Alabama State Bar
BORN: July 7, 1957, Dothan, Alabama
Beta Gamma Sigma (Business honorary)
Houston Academy (1975)
Interacting with the the various parties involved in a residential closing, including buyers, sellers, realtors and bankers, is something that Charles particularly enjoys. He is adept at putting all the “pieces of the puzzle” together, beginning with the sales agreement, researching the title to the property, reviewing the lender’s closing instructions, and then organizing it all together for a smooth and successful closing. He is proud that his reputation is such that many other attorneys and judges have come to him to handle their personal real estate closings.
In recent years, Mr. McDougle has been retained by numerous lenders to handle large commercial closings, including an apartment building in Monroeville, Shops on the Circle shopping mall in Dothan, O’Charley’s Restaurant in Dothan, Emerald Pointe Townhomes in Lake Eufaula, La Bamba Mexican Restaurants in Southeast Alabama, Golden Oval Eggs in Abbeville, Flying J Travel Plaza in Dothan and SQ Fabrication Plant in Andalusia. Some current real estate related clients include the Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, Alabama Ag Credit (formerly known as the Federal Land Bank), BBVA Compass Bank, SunSouth Bank, MortgageAmerica and Slocomb National Bank (or Friend Bank as it is sometimes known).
Mr. McDougle also enjoys helping clients make out their wills and guiding personal representaives, executors and heirs through the probate process, as well as reviewing leases, contracts and prenuptial agreements.
In addition to closings, real estate litigation has become a significant portion of Charles McDougle’s practice. His extensive experience examining titles to real estate has enabled him to confidently and proficiently file lawsuits when necessary to establish title to real estate, particularly involving heirship property. Mr. McDougle has also been involved in litigation to enforce liens on property and to establish easements (see, for example, McArdle v. Bromfield, 540 So2nd 91). Mr. McDougle has also developed a litigation emphasis in large commercial collection cases.