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Real Estate Litigation

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Real Estate Litigation team has the in-depth industry knowledge and courtroom skills to meet the challenges of our clients facing real estate disputes.

Our Real Estate Litigation Team is Experienced and Effective

Working in close association with our transactional lawyers who focus on real estate, construction, and land use/zoning, we give our clients practical, cost-effective and innovative advice and strategies to resolve their case.

The primary focus of our real estate team is to secure the best result for our clients. We understand that in some cases, our clients need more than aggressive advocacy in the courtroom. While a hallmark of our litigators is that we try cases regularly, and do so with great success, we are equally adept at achieving summary disposition before trial, and when practical, skillfully negotiating and facilitating an early, economic resolution of the dispute through adjudication, arbitration or mediation.

The local, regional and national clients we represent include:

  • closely held and public companies
  • commercial and residential property owners
  • commercial lessors and tenants
  • real estate developers
  • home builders
  • contractors
  • condominium and community associations
  • builders of large residential communities

We successfully handle the following types of actions and disputes:

  • complex zoning litigation
  • land use matters, including appeals
  • zoning approval representation
  • condemnation and "takings" cases
  • eminent domain cases
  • adverse possession claims
  • adjoining property owner disputes
  • title disputes
  • broker-buyer disputes
  • prescriptive easement claims
  • landlord-tenant disputes
  • disputes arising from real estate transactions
  • construction litigation
  • real estate arising out of bankruptcy proceedings
  • lease disputes
  • green construction