Real estate is one of the core practices of Arent Fox and one of the key strengths of its Litigation practice. We pride ourselves not only being vigorous advocates, but also creative and diligent problem solvers. Thus, members of the real estate litigation team work closely with our transactional lawyers to keep transactions on track, avoid unnecessary litigation expense, and protect and defend bargains that have been struck. In short, clients can expect deals to be handled creatively, effectively, and efficiently.
Our clients are some of the most demanding and sophisticated in the field. We represent major global investment banks, residential and commercial lenders, office and retail REITS and REMICs, shopping center owners, national and international office and retail tenants, architects, securitization syndicators, and title insurers, among others.
Arent Fox represents real estate clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, often serving as coordinating or supervising counsel. We frequently handle arbitrations and mediation as private alternatives to resolving disputes.
We have litigated the broad range of real estate matters, including complex partnership disputes, claims between sellers and buyers, securitization disputes, real estate security litigation, takeovers of real estate companies, class actions, mortgage practices, business practices, architect liability, commercial leasing, ground leasing, title insurance, lender liability, and lien and title issues.
We also have litigation experience in areas closely related to real estate. Working with our Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice, we have appeared in bankruptcy courts across the country, handling everything from lease termination and rejection issues to large-scale reorganizations and restructuring.
Our very strong construction litigation team handles the full range of construction disputes. We represent contractors, architect-engineers and owners in the prosecution and defense of construction claims on the full range of range of projects, including bridges, courthouses, hospitals, industrial process facilities, office buildings, sports stadiums, highways, shopping centers, power plants, and subway stations.
In a wide array of environmental matters, we frequently counsel real estate clients with respect to asbestos, mold, and soil and groundwater contamination issues and, when disputes over these issues occur, represent those clients in litigation.
We also have substantial advising real estate clients on compliance with state and federal housing discrimination and disability laws, such as the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and we know our way around administrative agencies, such as HUD, in addition to the courts.
But we are not just gladiators in the arena of litigation. We are also business-savvy lawyers who apply our to the shaping of transactional documents, conducting independent investigations to prevent litigation, and providing second opinions to ensure litigation is conducted well.
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