Real Estate Litigation

Real estate has been one of Arent Fox’s core practices since its inception and litigation involving real estate interests continues to be one of the firm’s unique strengths.

Our Focus

Arent Fox’s Real Estate Litigation team works closely with our transactional lawyers to keep transactions on track, avoid unnecessary litigation expense, and protect and defend bargains that have been struck.

Our team represents real estate clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, often serving as coordinating or supervising counsel. Arent Fox also frequently handles arbitrations and mediations as private alternatives to resolving disputes. Our litigators represent a range of entities with real estate interests, including developers, landowners, landlords, tenants, brokers, sellers, purchasers, and contracting parties. Commercial landlord/tenant cases require sophisticated counsel with a deep understanding of the often byzantine procedural rules where cases are litigated in special forums and tens of millions of dollars are frequently at stake. Clients turn to Arent Fox for this specialized area of focus, which is one of the key aspects of our real estate litigation practice.

Our Work

We have litigated every type of dispute throughout the broad range of real estate matters, including complex partnership disputes, claims between sellers and buyers, securitization disputes, real estate security litigation, takeovers of real estate companies, class actions, mortgage practices, business practices, architect liability, commercial leasing, ground leasing, title insurance, lender liability, lien and title issues, lease termination and rejection, and large-scale reorganizations and restructuring. 

How We Help

  • Condemnation, Adverse Possession, and Public Policy
  • Construction
  • Developers and Owners
  • Easements
  • Environmental
  • Leases and Real Estate Contracts
  • Lenders and Title Insurers

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