Real Estate Litigation

Disputes Over Real Property

We have tried real estate disputes involving buyers, sellers, lessors and lessees, real estate agents and brokers and others. Our experience in the area of real estate litigation has been derived in both state and federal court, and includes appeals of real estate disputes. A few examples of our real estate litigation experience include:

  • Foreclosure actions
  • Forced Entry and Detainer actions and evictions
  • Fiduciary duty claims against real estate agents
  • Attorney malpractice claims related to real estate sales
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Boundary disputes
  • Violation of real estate leases
  • Real estate indemnity contracts
  • Mineral rights disputes
  • Title insurance disputes
  • Real estate fraud claims
  • Secured loan disputes
  • Management and operating agreement disputes
  • Fractional ownership disputes
  • Development agreement disputes
  • Airport use disputes
  • Zoning issues
  • Liquor licensing issues

Real Estate Contracts and Leases

We have litigated disputes arising from, and controlled by, real estate contracts, including leases and rental agreements. We have handled commercial disputes that involved real estate contracts and leases as part of larger suits, and we have represented buyers and sellers in condominium projects.

Related Litigation

Our real estate litigation experience also often includes construction defect litigation, property damage insurance claims, premises liability claims, and mineral law disputes.

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