Real Estate Litigation

A substantial portion of our firm’s practice is devoted to representing clients in
matters related to real estate disputes. With local and regional real estate markets
constantly changing, the complexity of deals and the range of interested participants
continues to grow and, with it, the likelihood of disagreement and conflict.

We have handled nearly every type of real estate litigation, from commercial
landlord/tenant disputes to conflicts over ownership, title, liens and encumbrances,
easements, and the rights to own, develop and occupy real estate. We have
represented real estate developers, property owners, brokers, landlords, tenants
and other stakeholders in real property in disputes with individuals and businesses,
as well as with public and quasi-public organizations and entities.

Below is a list of recent, representative matters:

  • Won a $21.6 million verdict against a municipality as damages for its failure
    to honor a developer’s claimed right to develop a waterfront project.
  • Obtained a large jury verdict in favor of a developer and against a
    municipality for failure to enter into a lease agreement with our client.
  • Negotiated a substantial settlement for a developer against municipal
    agencies for their refusal to allow the developer to build at a redevelopment
    site.
  • Settled a matter in which our client paid no money and conveyed no
    additional land after being sued for failure to convey air rights over a parcel
    of real estate.
  • Obtained a large settlement from a developer of a residential home for
    alleged defective construction and breach of warranty.
  • Won a quiet title action in which claims were made against our client’s
    property.
  • Prosecuted a boundary dispute and action in ejectment, defeating the
    defendant’s claim of a right in the land by adverse possession.
  • Obtained a large settlement on behalf of a real estate broker from a tenant of
    leased premises for failure to pay our client’s commission.
  • Defended numerous real property owners from personal injury premises
    liability claims, for which our clients did not have insurance.

Consult with our experienced attorneys about your case.