We represent real property owners and interest holders in connection with a wide range of issues affecting their real property interests.
By its nature, real property ownership carries with it certain inherent risks. For example, issues can arise with adjoining landowners such as disputes over boundary lines, easements or the manner in which parties are using their property. Issues can also arise out of third party claims made by invitees or licensees. When the real property is part of a commercial common interest development, such as a shopping center, there are additional complexities that can give rise to disputes, including issues involving restrictive covenants, common area maintenance and control, cost-sharing issues, and indemnity obligations. Often these issues can be resolved informally, but when they cannot, they can impact an owner’s ability to use, lease, sell or borrow against its property.
We have represented real property owners in connection with a wide variety of real property disputes, with issues ranging from the straightforward to the very complex. We have represented owners in connection with disputes over operating agreements, reciprocal easements, CC&R’s, and common area maintenance obligations or charges. We have prosecuted and defended claims for quiet title, cancellation of instruments, specific performance, and other equitable remedies. We have also defended property owners against facility-based claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and sought indemnity from other liable parties.
Because real property disputes often include intangible components or interests, they are often the most conducive to creative resolutions. We explore these possibilities with our clients in order to reach the most satisfactory resolution while minimizing costs. However, when a matter cannot be resolved consensually, we are thorough and precise with the relief we seek in order to ensure that, to the extent possible, any judgment obtained satisfies the client’s objectives and resolves any issues impairing the client’s title.
If you would like to discuss how our experience can assist you with your specific business dispute or legal issue, please contact us for a free telephone consultation.