Find Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for Litigation - Real Estate
Practice Area Overview
For developers, litigation can arise with land sellers over purchase and sale agreements; with municipalities over zoning and entitlements; and with contractors over construction bidding, cost overruns, and construction defects and delays. For lenders, litigation can arise with borrowers over loan commitments, loan defaults and associated debt, and collateral recovery; with junior and mezzanine lenders over subordination obligations; and with mechanic lienors over priority rights to the real property and loan proceeds. For property owners, disputes can arise with retail and commercial tenants over unpaid rent, repair and restoration obligations, and rights of first refusal.
Disputes regularly arise out of the often-complicated and interrelated contracts of the various parties with interests in the property, and tort claims of various kinds may be asserted, from broad common law claims, such as fraud and tortious interference, to more real estate-specific claims, such as trespass, encroachment, and nuisance. Equitable considerations are often present because of the unique nature of real property rights. Special insurance rights, such as title and builder’s risk policies, may be implicated.
Top-tier lawyers in the area should have a comprehensive understanding of the contractual relations, business goals, and equitable and tort concepts attendant to the entire project. Practitioners may find themselves in state, federal, or bankruptcy courts, or, particularly in construction disputes, in arbitration.
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Andrew Gold has extensive experience litigating cases in and outside of Florida. He focuses on complex commercial litigation with particular emphasis on private equity, corporate governance, post-merger & acquisition disputes, and bankruptcy adversary proceedings. Andrew’s corporate client base is comprised of private equity groups, including one of the most prestigious private equity companies in Florida, as well as manufacturers, software developers, database hosters, restaurants,...
Glenn E. Goldstein is the Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Fort Lauderdale office. As a trial attorney for nearly 30 years, Glenn has experience in handling commercial, financial institution, real estate, land use, construction and product liability litigation matters, including class actions. Glenn has represented corporate, financial and real estate institutional clients, along with entrepreneurs and governmental entities in complex and high-profile cases throughout Florida and t...
Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar, Scott Rostock has more than a decade of litigation experience in state and federal courts and arbitration tribunals. Scott’s practice is devoted to construction disputes, with particular emphasis on construction defects, Chapter 558 proceedings, and lien litigation on behalf of owners, developers, landlords, tenants, contractors, and subcontractors. Scott’s versatile experience also encompasses real estate litigation, busines...
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