Real Estate Litigation

S&W handles a wide range of lawsuits for plaintiffs and defendants that arise out of residential, industrial or commercial real estate transactions, including breach of purchase and sale agreements, easement and boundary disputes, failure to disclose material information, landlord/tenant matters, unlawful detainer proceedings, construction defects, wrongful cutting of trees and mechanics’ liens.

Sampling of Representative Matters:

  • Robert Chapman and Greg Barchie obtained a judgment after trial in favor of a landlord client in a $16 million commercial lease dispute against one of the largest supermarket chains in the United States.
  • After a five day arbitration, Gerald Sauer and Amir Torkamani obtained a decree of dissolution on behalf of a limited liability company (the owner of a shopping center), who was appointed to serve as the sole managing member to wind up the business affairs of the entity and received an award of attorneys’ fees and costs.
  • After a ten-day jury trial, involving a real estate commission dispute, Gerald Sauer obtained damages, attorneys’ fees and costs on behalf of the client, a real estate brokerage firm.