Casey Pipes Coauthors Article Concerning Overhaul Of Alabama’s Restrictive Covenant Act

Casey Pipes is coauthor of an article appearing in the November 2015 issue of the Alabama Lawyer titled, “Alabama Enacts Major Revisions of Alabama Code 8-1-1.”  Mr. Pipes was a member of a committee convened by the Alabama Law Institute in 2011 to rewrite Section 8-1-1, Alabama’s Restrictive Covenant Act, a notoriously vague statute that had created much confusion in this area of law.  The committee, which was composed of judges, law professors and leading practitioners, completed a proposed replacement for the Act in late 2013, which was then sponsored as a bill in both houses of the Alabama Legislature.  After working its way through the legislative process, the bill was signed into law by the governor on June 11, 2015.  It will take effect on January 1, 2016.  Mr. Pipes’ coauthors on the Alabama Lawyer article are Will Hill Tankersley, Richard J.R. Raleigh, Jr., and Adam K. Israel.