Cole Schotz P.C.


Real Estate Litigation


Members of Cole Schotz’s Real Estate Litigation Group have substantive experience in virtually all aspects of contested real estate related matters throughout the United States.  Our real estate litigators routinely represent private equity and hedge funds, lenders, owners, developers, loan participants, sponsors, borrowers, landlords, tenants and other clients in all varieties of disputes involving real estate and sophisticated transactions in state and federal courts, bankruptcy courts, arbitration proceedings, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution arenas.  We have experienced professionals who understand sophisticated and complex real estate transactions and the business goals of our clients to help them achieve their economic objectives in the most efficient manner possible, maximize their opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks.  We offer strategic approaches and innovative solutions for resolving complex disputes, and routinely collaborate with our transactional, construction, environmental, bankruptcy, and corporate tax colleagues to provide an integrated and comprehensive strategy to proactively address our clients’ real estate interests. 

Cole Schotz’s Real Estate Litigation Group has protected its clients’ interests in disputes relating to:

  • Complex financing transactions
  • Multi-jurisdictional foreclosures, non-judicial foreclosures, receiverships, “deed-in-lieu” transactions and loan workouts
  • Development rights and zoning
  • Lender liability and bad faith claims
  • Commercial tenancy disputes, eviction proceedings and complex lease interpretation
  • Title disputes, including adverse possession, prescriptive easement, trespass, nuisance, ejectment and quiet title claims
  • Prerogative writ actions to secure governmental compliance/action
  • Fraudulent conveyance and constructive fraud claims
  • Specific performance and breach of contract claims 
  • Complex fraud and breach of covenant and warranty claims
  • Disputes relating to real estate options, rights of first refusal, rights of first offer and escrow matters
  • Eminent domain and condemnation disputes and related valuation proceedings





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