Many of our business clients own commercial real estate, mountain property or water rights, or are mortgage brokers or homebuilders, or own and operate a construction or landscaping business. Because of this, we regularly deal with issues unique to the real estate, mortgage and construction industries.
The firm has defended residential home sellers who have become embroiled in lawsuits over perceived problems with the information they provided those who purchased their home, and has represented title insurance companies in disputes over title warranties.
The firm draws upon its years of experience in real estate litigation to represent clients in commercial real property transactions, particularly leases and sales. The firm’s goals are to negotiate and draft acquisition and sale agreements, leases and other real estate contracts in ways that avoid subsequent disputes developing into costly litigation, and to ensure that clients’ businesses comply with applicable laws and regulations.
Many real estate disputes can be resolved through negotiation, while others require litigation. Sometimes, even those who “win” can lose a great deal because of the expense involved relative to their investment. When a dispute arises, it is important to understand all of the options available so you can establish realistic, achievable goals and make informed decisions that fall within your financial means. The firm is committed to these goals.
Areas of Expertise:
• Construction claims, mechanics liens, trust fund claims, collections and lawsuits
• Spurious liens and litigation
• Land use issues, including zoning, boundary & code enforcement disputes
• Buyer/seller litigation
• Title insurance claims and litigation
• Clean Water Act enforcement litigation
• Other types of real estate litigation