Best Lawyers for Litigation - Real Estate in New Jersey, United States

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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Woodbridge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Real Estate Municipal Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Woodbridge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Woodbridge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
Craig D. Gottilla was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Craig D. Gottilla

Ansell, Grimm & Aaron
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Ocean Township, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Woodbridge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Woodbridge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate Bet-the-Company Litigation Family Law Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Litigation - Real Estate

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Practice Area Definition

Litigation - Real Estate Definition

The practice of commercial real estate litigation concerns income-producing real estate properties and projects of a wide variety, including office buildings, retail centers, apartment buildings and condominium developments, hotels, and industrial and specialty properties. Litigation can arise in any aspect of these projects from acquisition and financing to development and construction to management and leasing. The disputes can be as varied as the parties and the projects themselves.

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.

William J. Dorsey, Partner
Timothy J. Patenode, Partner
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The practice of commercial real estate litigation concerns income-producing real estate properties and projects of a wide variety, including office buildings, retail centers, apartment buildings and condominium developments, hotels, and industrial and specialty properties. Litigation can arise in any aspect of these projects from acquisition and financing to development and construction to management and leasing. The disputes can be as varied as the parties and the projects themselves.

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.