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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 ApproachManatt’s Real Estate Litigation team harnesses the power of our leading Real Estate and Land Use practices—as well as top lawyers from related practices, as needed—to provide clients with seamlessly integrated counsel. 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 has 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.
Tough When Tough Is Called ForOur attorneys are tough, demanding and outcome-oriented. 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 simultaneously 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 SpectrumWith our broad scope of experience, we can assemble a team to suit the specific needs and achieve the unique goals of our clients. 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. Drawing upon the legal talents and litigation experience of our lawyers, we create the most effective and efficient strategies for successfully resolving real estate-related conflicts in the following areas:
Ranked in California for Real Estate Law 2009–2014
Ranked Nationally in Tier 1 for Real Estate Law 2014-2015
Ranked Nationally for Real Estate Law 2012–2014
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