New York City Real Estate Litigation
Lawyer Real estate litigation often
involves potentially high damages, multiple parties, and numerous regulations
and laws. For these disputes, clients should be especially deliberate in
retaining the services of an unwavering and knowledgeable real estate law firm.
As a seasoned New York City real
estate litigation firm, our firm has represented clients in all
manners of dispute. We also practice real estate transactions, business
transactions and business litigation.
Breach of Contract Our practice skillfully and
aggressively represents parties in all types of legal conflicts relating to
real estate purchase agreements, leases, license agreements and other contract
We also represent landlords and
tenants in landlord / tenant contract disputes such as failure to provide
essential services (heat, repairs, security) or lease violations (illegally
subletting, nonprimary residence, owner’s use, lease expiration, property
damage, nuisance complaints, failure to pay rent).
Cooperative and Condominium
Association Disputes Our firm provides dedicated
counseling to cooperative shareholders and condominium unit owners, as well as
cooperative boards and condominium associations, in all manners of dispute,
including those relating to maintenance obligations, subleasing, sales and
violation of bylaws.
Rescission and Reformation Rescission is a remedy that cancels
an existing contract and restores the parties to their positions immediately
before entering into the contract. Rescission can be sought as a result of
innocent or fraudulent misrepresentation, duress and/or undue influence, mutual
mistake or lack of capacity.
There are times when a contract,
deed or other written instrument does not conform to what the parties
understood or agreed to. In such circumstances, one party can seek the
equitable remedy of reformation.
Our firm can represent
either party in the dispute and often times can negotiate a settlement without
the need for costly litigation. Our firm skillfully handles all legal
matters involving rescission and reformation.
Quiet Title Actions and Boundary
Disputes We provide legal representation
to those who are prosecuting quiet title claims to a property, as well as those
seeking to establish ownership and lien rights. We represent property
owners or affected neighbors in conflicts over trees, fences, setbacks and
other boundary issues.
Injunctive Relief and Declaratory
Judgment Actions If a court order is required to
prevent a party from doing something objectionable now or in the future or, to
compel a party to take affirmative action to do something, our
attorneys will petition the court on an expedited basis. We can and
will also seek a declaratory judgment to legally validate claims of
ownership, rent regulatory status or assertions of rights. More information
about Injunctive Relief and Declaratory Judgment
Specific Performance Our firm will pursue a court
order to compel a party to a contract to perform what the party has promised to
perform. In the world of real estate, each individual piece of land, each
house, condominium or cooperative apartment is a unique property.
Foreclosures and Mortgage Disputes We will bring or defend
mortgage foreclosure and ejectment actions for residential and commercial
properties, and represents property owners or lien holders in disputes about
default status or other terms of the mortgage.
Shareholder Derivative Suits Shareholders and directors are
frequently embattled in litigation. Shareholders may claim that directors have
breached their fiduciary duty to the corporation. They may also claim an abuse
of control, waste of corporate assets, or gross mismanagement. The conduct of a
director is governed by the duty of loyalty, which prohibits a director from
profiting at the expense of the corporation. A director may also have failed to
manage honestly and in good faith, breaching the duty of care to the
corporation. Our attorneys can aggressively represent either party in
shareholder derivative suits.
Appeals Our attorneys are talented,
persuasive writers, who master the lower court’s record, researches legal
principles, understands subtle distinctions and emerging trends. Appellate
advocacy is an art; a specialized area of litigation requiring a meticulous and
tenacious attorney who can effectively argue for a reversal of a lower court
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