Real Estate Disputes

We handle a wide array of real estate disputes for clients ranging from individuals to banking institutions.

Areas of Focus

  • Adverse possession
  • Boundary line disputes
  • Easements and licenses
  • Breach of contract
  • Broker disputes
  • Clouds on title
  • Constructive trusts
  • Contested estate and trust proceedings
  • Contract deposit and escrow disputes
  • Down-payment disputes
  • Fraudulent conveyance and forgery
  • Judgment execution
  • Landlord-tenant disputes, including non-payment and holdover proceedings
  • Lien priority disputes
  • Management disputes
  • Mechanic’s lien enforcement and defense
  • Mortgage foreclosure
  • Neighbor disputes
  • Notice of pendency
  • Ownership disputes
  • Partition and sale
  • Quiet title actions
  • Tax lien foreclosure and redemption
  • UCC lien enforcement and defense

Representative Matters

  • Defeated a contract vendee’s summary judgment motion seeking to invalidate client’s ownership of commercial real estate
  • Awarded summary judgment on behalf of cooperative corporation shareholder, defeating board’s attempt to cancel and rescind client’s shares and lease of apartment
  • Obtained judgment of foreclosure and sale in private lender’s contested commercial mortgage foreclosure action
  • Established priority of a $7 million mortgage lien over a competing $4 million mortgage lien
  • Obtained favorable settlement for owner of New York City mixed-use building allegedly damaged by nearby demolition activity
  • Obtained favorable settlement for lender in action seeking to set aside mortgage due to alleged fraud
  • Negotiated favorable settlement in complex, multi-party partition action
  • Obtained judgment after trial upholding purchase of apartment building from not-for-profit corporation whose board sought to rescind sale due to alleged fraud

We invite you to contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.