Donald (Don) E. Bourland has practiced with Bourland Heflin Alvarez Minor & Matthews, PLC (BHAMM) 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 Alvarez Minor & Matthews Title Insurance Agency operated by the firm and holds a title insurance license in the State of Mississippi.


  • Southern Methodist University, B.A., 1971
  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis, J.D., 1973 (December)

Memberships, Licenses & Certifications

  • Memphis Bar Association
    • Member, Real Estate Section, 1990-present
    • Member, Board of Directors, 1984-1986
    • Chairman, Bench Bar Conference, 1983
    • Chairman, Judiciary Practice and Procedure Committee, 1982
  • Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation, 2016-present
  • Mississippi Bar, 2010-present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, 1974-present
    • Chairman, Judicial Administration Committee, 1984-1985

Professional Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Real Estate Section)
  • Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Section)                               

Community Involvement

  • Christ United Methodist Church
    • Chairman, Staff-Parish Relations, 2003-2005
    • Chairman, Administrative Board, 1995-1997
    • Chairman, Missions, 1990-1992
    • Chairman, Council on Ministries, 1987-1989
    • Adult Sunday School Teacher, 1979-present
  • Memphis Emmaus Community
    • Chairman, Board of Directors, 1990; 2000
  • Truth Seekers Fellowship
    • Member, Board of Directors, 1994-2014
  • Confessing Movement Within the United Methodist Church
    • Member, Board of Directors, 2001-2006
  • Legal Counsel, Mid-South Fair, Inc., 2004-2012
  • Legal Counsel, Memphis Food Bank, 1990-1992