Real Property Litigation

Litigation before, during or after property development can be very costly. A wide variety of disputes can get in the way of your project, preventing you from securing land, breaking ground, continuing construction or proceeding with occupancy.

Key Contacts

Melissa A. Foster Partner Sacramento, CA
John E. Glowney Of Counsel Seattle, WA
Marc A. Al Partner Minneapolis, MN
Rita V. Latsinova Partner Seattle, WA
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Overview

Our approach to defending your business is centered on anticipating problems, identifying issues and employing our project experience to clear roadblocks. Our clients are large housing companies, real estate investment trusts, developers, contractors, property managers, commercial tenants and brokers. We represent you in federal and state courts, bench and jury trials, arbitrations and mediation proceedings. Our priority is to dispense quickly with a claim or move efficiently and effectively through dispute resolution or court proceedings to get your project back on track.

Our services

  • Breach of contract
  • Condemnation
  • Construction defects
  • Contract disputes
  • Purchase and sale disputes
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Easement disputes
  • Boundary disputes
  • Condominium association and cooperative disputes
  • Title actions
  • Lien priority disputes
  • Eminent domain and right-of-way disputes
  • Lease disputes
  • Commercial evictions
  • Water intrusion claims
  • Non-disclosure and fraud disputes
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Tax abatement and change of special tax status
  • Environmental issues
  • Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act and state law discrimination disputes
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Zoning and land use appeals and suits
  • Partnership and joint venture disputes

We have an impressive track record disposing of contractual, regulatory compliance, zoning, partnership and defect claims and work at every stage to resolve issues without escalating to the courtroom. That includes negotiating with regulators and local governing bodies to resolve differences and concerns. When litigation cannot be avoided, we conduct a complete and efficient case evaluation and consult with you on the proposed resolution strategy. We work closely with real estate transaction, construction, corporate, environmental and land use attorneys, offering a team with a 360-degree perspective of real estate financing, development construction and operations. We also work in partnership with industry leaders—architects, engineers, accountants, economists, surveyors and real property appraisers—who serve as experts at trial.

Matters
  • Represented commercial real estate developer in multi-million dollar wrongful foreclosure/quiet title case.
  • Represented a variety of parties in cases involving purchase and sale agreements, restrictive covenants, condominium associations, quiet title actions, adverse possession and easements.
  • Won summary judgment for VersaCold, in defeating landlord’s attempt to evict tenant from 11 warehouses valued at over $170 million and employing 400+ workers.
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