Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Our litigators have handled a broad range of real estate litigation matters involving, among other things, lien and mortgage foreclosures, ownership disputes, trespass, nuisance, ground and apartment leases, code and regulatory compliance, cooperative and condominium conversions, building management, defective construction, faulty repair, professional negligence, and fraud. Our attorneys also have also conduct a wide variety of high value and complex international arbitration cases.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented a major Japanese company in a series of disputes, primarily resolved through the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), involving the destruction, rebuilding and insurance of a power plan in Latin America following a natural disaster.
  • Defended a major US construction and engineering company in an arbitration over the construction of an oil terminal in one of the Baltic countries.
  • Obtained reversal of summary judgment on appeal in action to recover on promissory note given in connection with sale of retail stores.
  • Defended building owner against claims by owners of adjacent building and plaza for contribution to plaza maintenance and repair costs.
  • Obtained recovery against sponsor, sponsor’s principals, contractors, and construction professionals for design and construction defects at luxury condominium building and for misrepresentations in condominium offering plan.
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing management company’s wrongful termination claim against cooperative corporation.
  • Acted as counsel for one of the largest US engineering and project management companies in a series of arbitrations against a UK government entity arising from a major communications and infrastructure project in the UK worth over £1 billion.
  • Represented a major Japanese company in a series of disputes arising out of a natural disaster that severely damaged a power plant in South America.
  • Represented a large European contractor in a major arbitration arising from an infrastructure development contract in Uganda.
  • Advised a major national petroleum corporation in defending a multi-million dollar delay and disruption claim arising out of the construction of a large pipeline and depot complex in Nigeria.
  • Represented a major US construction company in a high value arbitration concerning the construction of an oil terminal in the Baltic States.
  • Provided advice to French contractors in connection with disputes stemming from road projects in Kenya and in Libya and a major railway project in Nigeria.
  • Acted for the Ethiopian Roads Authority, defending claims in an ICC arbitration relating to a road project in Ethiopia.
  • Represented a client in a substantial dispute in relation to a high profile retail/leisure complex in the Gulf.
  • Represented a Russian company, wholly owned by Hines Group, in a dispute against an Italian contractor with regards to the construction of a shopping mall in Moscow.