Real Estate Litigation

The Cowles and Thompson Real Estate Litigation Practice advises clients during litigation and also provides pre-suit analysis and alternatives to prevent litigation. We often work with clients on contract structuring and resolution to disputes, partnership disputes, and conflicts arising from commercial real estate projects. Our attorneys have broad experience in real estate matters including acquisitions, joint ventures, development, management, sales, financing, and leasing.

Our attorneys have regularly work with developers, investors, real estate brokerage companies and landlords, where we have advised in the following types of matters:

  • Ad valorem tax disputes (appraisal district litigation)
  • Arbitration proceedings
  • Asset management disputes
  • Common area maintenance (CAM) chargebacks
  • Complex settlement agreements (multi-property and complex control/ownership transfer issues)
  • Fiduciary duties of general partner to limited partnership and limited partners
  • Forcible entry and detainer actions
  • Fraudulent concealment of construction defects
  • Governmental taking of land (eminent domain)
  • Investment fraud transactions
  • Landlord/tenant disputes (retail and office)
  • Lender liability
  • Mechanic’s, contractor’s, or materialman’s lien disputes
  • Partnership disputes (post-separation agreements, “bad boy guarantor” provisions)
  • Pre-suit mediation
  • Property valuation disputes
  • Purchase/sale agreements (earnest money, title commitment, and survey issues)
  • Real estate agent liability
  • Real estate title disputes
  • Residential construction