The attorneys in our Real Estate Litigation Group practice before State and Federal Courts, and arbitration tribunals and administrative agencies, on behalf of clients including cooperatives and condominium associations and their boards, as well as homeowner associations, developers, tenant associations and individuals. Our Real Estate Litigation practice covers all aspects of litigation -- from the initial filing of a summons to the ultimate prosecution or defense of an appeal, and all discovery, motion practice, and trial work in between.
We regularly litigate real estate claims involving construction defects; contract and ownership disputes; the liability of officers and directors of our cooperative and condominium association clients; representations made in cooperative and condominium offering plans; disputes with unit owners and tenants, sponsors and neighboring building owners; mortgage and mechanic's lien foreclosures; mold growth and proliferation; Board elections; insurance coverage; housing discrimination; employment issues; the Cooperative and Condominium Abuse Relief Act; withdrawal from the Mitchell Lama Program, among others.
On behalf of real property owners and cooperatives and condominium associations, we have litigated against construction contractors and professionals, as well as sponsors and their principals, in connection with defective construction of improvements, building systems, in buildings across New York City. We have also successfully prevented continuing nuisances by neighboring building owners by residential and commercial tenants and unit owners involving noise, odors, smoke, signage, throwing of refuse out of windows, vandalism, sale of merchandise in front of a building, and the encroachments on or over portions of our clients' buildings.
We are also frequently called upon by our clients' insurers to defend claims commenced against them.
We maintain an open line of communication with all of our clients, both at the outset and throughout the pendency of a case. This insures that we, as attorneys, fully understand the factual nuances of the case and the clients' goals.
We strive to provide legal services that are expeditious and cost-effective: our clients appreciate the frank advice we provide to them about the potential costs of their matters, and the fact that we staff each matter with the attorney or attorneys best qualified to handle the matter, at our lowest hourly rate.