Litigation—whether it involves a purchase and sale contract, partnership agreement, commercial lease, property insurance policy, property tax assessment, design-build contract or title documents—is part of the real estate landscape. Typically beginning with a transaction of some sort, many factors, from boundary disputes to zoning denials, loan defaults to construction disagreements, may then lead to a situation requiring litigation. The complexities and financial risks involved require experienced professionals who understand sophisticated deal, financing and ownership structures, as well as the unique rules and regulations that apply to real estate, to help clients achieve the most favorable outcomes.
A multidisciplinary approach
Real estate litigation is a true “subject matter” practice where having access to know-how in many different disciplines is key to resolving disputes. Our team harnesses the power of our leading real estate and land use group—as well as top lawyers from related practices, as needed—to provide clients with seamlessly integrated counsel.
Tough when tough is called for
We understand that our approach reflects as much on our client's business as it does on us. By starting with a goal of achieving win-win solutions, we embody our client's business philosophy. And rest assured, when a tougher stance is required, we do tough as well as any firm. We know how and when to turn up the heat, leading to effective resolutions.
When an existing development implodes, we can manage all the real estate issues involved as well as construction disputes with laid-off contractors and unions, the environmental impact of the unfinished property, bankruptcy proceedings, insurance claims and investor payouts.
Covering the full spectrum
With our broad scope of experience, we can assemble a team to suit your specific needs and achieve your unique goals. The matters we have handled for clients are as varied as the properties, developments, transactions and financings that make up the field of real estate. The common ground is that for all our clients, we focus on an effective strategy that often means moving more capital into a project, limiting losses on a distressed project or collecting what is owed to our client. We create the most effective and efficient strategies for successfully resolving your real estate-related conflicts.
Who we work with
Our clients are diverse, ambitious and savvy. We work with some of the most successful people and firms in the U.S. and beyond: lenders, investors, developers, contractors, not-for-profits and entrepreneurs.
What we do
We've litigated a wide range of issues, including eminent domain, inverse condemnation, land use, construction defects, co-owner and partnership disputes, commercial evictions, homeowner conflicts, environmental issues, title insurance, zoning, planning, foreclosure, bankruptcy, fraud, property damage and insurance claim denial.
Our services include:
- Representation of lenders
- Bankruptcy and financial restructuring
- Construction disputes
- Environmental and toxic torts
- Land use
- Eminent domain