Litigation

We represent a large number of real property owners and developers, as well as real estate industry groups, in many areas of litigation, including:
  • Land use restrictions and zoning.
  • Valuation of real property and interests in real property.
  • Challenges to state and municipal regulations adversely affecting the real estate industry.
  • Condemnation and "takings."
  • Disputes involving cooperative and condominium operations and conversions and the Cooperative and Condominium Abuse Relief Act.
  • Real estate taxation issues and tax certiorari proceedings.
  • Construction and building design defects.
  • Commercial landlord/tenant disputes.
  • Mortgage foreclosures.
  • Partition actions.
  • Real property contract disputes.
We regularly handle a variety of claims that arise during construction, including design and construction defects, insurance claims, contractor and sub-contractor disputes, mechanics' liens, and disputes with the municipal agencies. In addition, we regularly are retained in disputes between the partners of both general and limited real estate partnerships. These include issues surrounding partnership accounting and the disposition and sale of partnership assets.
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Attorneys in this Group


NAME TITLE OFFICE
Loryn D. Arkow Partner Los Angeles

Loryn D. Arkow
Partner
Los Angeles

Diana M. Brummer Partner New York

Diana M. Brummer
Partner
New York

Brian Diamond Partner New York

Brian Diamond
Partner
New York

Steven Horowitz Partner New York
Miami

Steven Horowitz
Partner
New York
Miami

Marc Hurel Partner New York

Marc Hurel
Partner
New York

Jeffrey R. Keitelman Co-Managing Partner Washington, DC
New York

Jeffrey R. Keitelman
Co-Managing Partner
Washington, DC
New York

Ronald A. Kriss Of Counsel Miami

Ronald A. Kriss
Of Counsel
Miami

Elizabeth R. Lorton Special Counsel New York

Elizabeth R. Lorton
Special Counsel
New York

Joseph F. Miller Special Counsel Washington, DC

Joseph F. Miller
Special Counsel
Washington, DC

Charles G. Moerdler Partner New York

Charles G. Moerdler
Partner
New York

Steven P. Moskowitz Partner New York

Steven P. Moskowitz
Partner
New York

Kim Pagotto Partner Washington, DC

Kim Pagotto
Partner
Washington, DC

Karen Scanna Partner New York

Karen Scanna
Partner
New York

Hala M. Sibay Special Counsel Washington, DC

Hala M. Sibay
Special Counsel
Washington, DC

Kevin L. Smith Of Counsel New York

Kevin L. Smith
Of Counsel
New York

Ira K. Teicher Partner Miami

Ira K. Teicher
Partner
Miami

Jon S. Ziefert Special Counsel Los Angeles
New York

Jon S. Ziefert
Special Counsel
Los Angeles
New York