With resources found in larger urban firms coupled with boutique skills, our attorneys handle complex, high-stakes real estate, construction, and land use litigation in a more affordable, efficient, and focused manner. 

Overview

We effectively address issues related to the purchase, sale, lease, or development of property through our experience in sophisticated dispute resolution and the deep knowledge of our environmental and real estate transactional groups. We have a long track record of successfully litigating regional and national matters involving multiple parties and uses, complex construction projects, significant government involvement, intricate financing, and a range of novel legal issues. Regardless of the type, size, nature, or location of a real estate or construction issue, our lawyers have the skill and judgment necessary to achieve client goals.

Real Estate Litigation

Our lawyers have extensive experience addressing issues facing buyers, sellers, and commercial and residential developers. We frequently litigate and arbitrate cases involving sales contract disagreements, environmental disputes, enforcement of commercial leases and other landlord-tenant issues, quiet title actions, partition proceedings, and title insurance claims. We also regularly counsel clients dealing with the governmental entities exercising eminent domain and rights and litigate just compensation and challenges to condemnation.

Construction Litigation

Using effective and efficient litigation and arbitration strategies, we regularly resolve disputes involving major commercial and industrial construction projects including distribution facilities, power production and transmission infrastructure, corporate headquarters, medical facilities, warehousing, manufacturing and industrial plants, hotels, and other large-scale projects. Our group has successfully represented owners, sureties, design professionals, and contractors in cases involving design and construction defects, construction delays and overages, mechanics’ liens, and surety bond claims. We also regularly provide construction and takeover contract negotiation and drafting assistance to protect our clients’ interest with an eye to successful project completion, clarity of responsibilities, and efficient claim resolution.

Zoning and Land Use

Working with property owners, developers and governmental authorities, our lawyers regularly provide pre-litigation counseling and negotiation to resolve matters involving municipal planning, zoning, entitlement, and related land use and development regulations. When a negotiated resolution that meets client objectives cannot be reached, we frequently prosecute administrative appeals of local and state governmental decisions and obtain judicial orders to force municipal action.


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Ranked Tier 1 in the Regional Rankings for Litigation - Construction in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings.

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