Find Lawyers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Litigation - Real Estate
Adam Bazelon is a Shareholder and he serves as co-Chair of the Real Estate Group and Chair of the Community Association Law Section. He has a statewide practice representing Wisconsin homeowners associations and property owners with an emphasis in real estate litigation, construction law, covenant drafting and interpretation, and collections/foreclosure. In addition to his community association practice, Adam maintains a robust real estate practice that includes: Property tax assessment appea...
Greg represents clients in the prosecution and defense of complex commercial litigation. His extensive experience in commercial litigation has prepared him to successfully represent large corporations as well as small businesses and individuals. Greg also has extensive experience representing individuals in inheritance litigation. He has successfully litigated many will contests and trust disputes throughout Wisconsin. Greg has accomplished tremendous results on behalf of trustees, personal r...
Joe is the chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He manages a variety of complex cases involving software, class actions, real estate, products liability, banking, and intellectual property matters. He has extensive experience representing both large and small plaintiffs and defendants in challenging civil litigation. He has been selected as a member of Wisconsin Super Lawyers for six years in a row. Prior to joining O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., Joe w...
Mark Schmidt is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Construction Law and Litigation Section. Mark helps clients resolve their most challenging and complex problems by focusing on practical solutions and efficient business results. Mark is directly involved in all aspects of negotiation, strategic planning, risk assessment, arbitrations, mediations and court and jury trials in state and federal court. Mark’s broad experience covers all a...
Shareholder William T. Stuart maintains a dual practice in the areas of real estate and general business litigation. Most recently, his real estate litigation practice led to a groundbreaking decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of the landowners in a governmental takings case—a decision which countered national trends and reversed contrary authority in this jurisdiction. His transactional practice recently involved the development of a signature thirty story mult...
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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