Shareholder Donald E. Bourland*

Donald (Don) E. Bourland had practiced with Bourland Heflin, PLC and its predecessors for his entire legal career beginning in 1974, concentrating on commercial real estate, business law, title insurance, and land title law matters. He has successfully represented commercial developers, lenders, real estate borrowers, sellers, purchasers, lessors, and lessees in various real estate transactions, as well as title companies and agencies in insurance defense, examination of title, and evaluation of insurance underwriting matters. A Memphis native, Don is also manager of the Bourland Heflin Title Insurance Agency operated by the firm and holds a title insurance license in the State of Mississippi.

Mr. Bourland was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2024 in the field of Corporate Law and Real Estate Law. This is his tenth year for inclusion. He was also named the Best Lawyers 2020 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Memphis.

Don is also heavily involved in the community, including being an Adult Sunday School teacher (1979-present), past Chairman, Staff-Parish Relations (2003-2005), past Chairman, Administrative Board (1995-1997), past Chairman, Missions (1990-1992), and past Chairman, Council on Ministries (1987-1989) of Christ United Methodist Church. He was also a past Chairman, Board of Directors (1990; 2000) of Memphis Emmaus Community; a past Member, Board of Directors (1994-2014) of Truth Seekers Fellowship; a past Member, Board of Directors (2001-2006) of Confessing Movement within the United Methodist Church; Legal Counsel, Mid-South Fair, Inc, from 2004-2012; and Legal Counsel, Memphis Food Bank from 1990-1992.

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Best Lawyers Award Badge

  • Memphis Bar Association, Member, Real Estate Section, 1990-Present
  • Memphis Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1984-1986
  • Memphis Bar Association, Chairman, Bench Bar Conference, 1983
  • Memphis Bar Association, Chairman, Judiciary Practice and Procedure Committee, 1982
  • Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation, 2016-Present
  • Mississippi Bar, 2010-Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, 1974-Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Chairman, Judicial Administration Committee, 1984-1985
  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Real Estate Section)
  • Selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2024 in the field of Corporate Law and Real Estate Law
  • Named the Best Lawyers 2020 Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Memphis.


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