In real estate and construction, time is money. Each year, unresolved disputes cost hundreds of millions of dollars in opportunities, lost profits, and penalties. Our accomplished team brings broad industry experience to finding fast, cost-efficient ways to end disputes and move on, often without litigation. When there are no other options, we are zealous, effective advocates in arbitration and before federal, state, and local courts and administrative bodies.

Our Services

  • Construction Disputes. In the area of construction law, our clients include both public and private sector commercial and institutional building owners, developers, design professionals, sureties, contractors, suppliers, and persons seeking their services. We litigate a wide range of construction-related matters, such as:
    • Adjoining landowner disputes
    • Americans with Disabilities Act, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Federal Housing Administration violations
    • Breach of warranty disputes
    • Catastrophic building system failures
    • Concealed and differing site conditions
    • Construction workmanship defects
    • Construction-related environmental and toxic tort claims
    • Default, termination, and surety matters
    • Delay, disruption, acceleration, and time impacts
    • Design changes, deficiencies, and defects
    • Insolvency and bankruptcy of parties in the construction chain
    • Insurance coverage issues
    • Lien, bond, and contractual payment claims
    • Permitting and regulatory issues
    • Protection of contractors’ trade secrets and data rights
    • Public bidding matters, such as bid protests, contractor qualifications, and debarment
    • Wrongful death actions
  • Real Estate Disputes. In the area of real estate law, we concentrate on disputes involving mixed-use developments, large construction, and health care real estate. We represent buyers, sellers, developers, lenders, borrowers, landlords, tenants, managing agents, investors, title companies, brokers and agents, mortgage companies, and mortgagees with regard to such matters as:
    • Administrative code and safety violations
    • Brokerage commissions disputes
    • Claims arising out of escrow agreements
    • Condemnation cases
    • Contract disputes in major rehabilitation, renovation, and construction projects
    • Demolition and construction disputes
    • Disputes involving the development and management of large-scale commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects and medical facilities
    • Disputes over real estate purchase agreements and options, including actions for money damages and to compel performance
    • Eminent domain disputes
    • Environmental issues, including property contamination and clean-up
    • Insurance disputes, including title insurance claims
    • Landlord-tenant disputes
    • Mortgage foreclosure actions
    • Premises liability actions
    • Property tax cases and tax-exemption issues, including tax assessment proceedings
    • Real estate syndication and partnership disputes
    • Receiverships and related proceedings
    • Title issues, including disputes over boundary lines, access, easements, licenses, and adverse possession
    • Secured transaction claims
    • Zoning and other land use disputes, including development entitlements and permits