Find Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia for Litigation - Real Estate
Doug’s practice includes the defense of several large financial services and insurance companies throughout the southeastern United States. He is actively involved in all aspects of mortgage –related and lender liability litigation, including the defense of a nationwide TILA class action, a multi-million dollar mortgage repurchase claim and individual suits brought under the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Real Es...
Christine Norstadt brings a professional and positive “can-do” nature to her practice of commercial real estate law. In the business of fast-moving transactions, she is an effective force for her clients – a deal driver and a problem solver. Christine counsels owners, managers and users of office, retail and industrial properties, apartments and land in all aspects of commercial real estate. Her clients span from individual, local investors to national real estate funds. Mos...
Chuck Van Horn is a shareholder at Berman Fink Van Horn where his practice involves business and commercial litigation with an emphasis in litigation arising out of real estate transactions. Chuck represents financial institutions, mortgage companies, loan default services, title companies, attorneys, real estate brokers, appraisers and builders and developers in all types of disputes, including loan enforcement, data breach and cyber-related issues, foreclosure claims and related litigation,...
Rex R. Veal is the chair of the Corporate, Finance and Real Estate department of Kilpatrick Stockton LLP. He regularly represents investors in CMBS and CDOs and servicers in the servicing-related aspects of structured finance transactions, as well as the purchase and sale of servicing rights. Mr. Veal has significant experience in the liquidation, restructuring and pooling and servicing of non-performing financial assets, including structured commercial mortgage loans. He represents investors...
Doug Hance is an Associate in the firm's Litigation Practice. Mr. Hance has experience representing clients in a wide variety of complex litigation matters throughout the United States, including real estate related cases, product liability cases, and general commercial disputes. He also represents clients in connection with complex insurance coverage disputes.
Litigation - Real Estate Definition
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.
Timothy J. Patenode, Partner
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