Real Estate Litigation

Obtaining a positive outcome in a lawsuit begins with defining what the win looks like. At my firm, I begin by digging deep to understand you, your situation, your business, and how this all fits into the facts of the dispute. I work with you to map out a strategy for resolving the dispute. I also work to define expectations for what I intend to accomplish,  and then I execute the plan we built together.

I take cases to trial. In fact, everything I do is in preparation for persuading a jury. From this, I have two guiding principles for litigation. First, less is often best. Second, early discovery is effective discovery. I am a great believer in the jury system and, therefore, I hone my arguments and conduct discovery with an eye to telling a simple story to a jury.

No matter what course of action I recommend to a client, I know that cost containment is important. Fully litigating a case can take considerable time and money. If it is possible for me to help our clients take a more efficient and economical route to a solution, I always endeavor to do so.

The Will to Win

I have the will to win. I want to win, and I want to know what you want.

Every person is different. Every case is different. Within the first few conversations with a client, I will try to ascertain from what he or she wants out of the lawsuit. What will make you happy? It is always important to manage the expectations about potential outcomes so that you and I can be realistic about your options. It is always the lawyer’s job to guide the client through the legal process and help the client achieve his or her individual goals.

Sometimes, winning means beating the other side. Sometimes winning means reducing the number of damages sought if you are the defendant. Sometimes winning means having your day in court.

My Promise to You

I can’t promise you an outcome. No lawyer can. But I can promise you personalized service and effort. I believe in what I do and I believe in the system.

When mergers and acquisitions fall apart, business transactions go awry, contracts are breached, or other disputes occur in the corporate world, I stand ready to mount an aggressive case for my clients. I have experience in state, federal and appellate courts. I handle a wide range of commercial disputes involving:

  • Lender liability
  • Property owner liability claims
  • Construction defect and warranty claims
  • Landlord/tenant claims
  • Foreclosure disputes
  • Joint venture and partnership disputes
  • Trespass to real property
  • Construction disputes
My firm handles both residential and construction disputes, and I typically represent:

  • Contractors and suppliers
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Landlords
  • Tenants
  • Purchasers
  • Sellers