Real Estate

Real Estate Litigation

Our Real Estate Litigation team consists of experienced trial lawyers who represent real estate owners, lenders and developers, and investors, including high-end funds with real estate investments, in avoiding and resolving disputes. Our litigators have handled cases in courts and alternative dispute resolution forums throughout the United States, and before the major international tribunals. We have particular experience in matters involving valuation issues, complex lease structures, development agreements, management and franchise agreements, fraud, fiduciary duties, accounting and cost allocations, as well as joint venture matters.


Retail developer Dispute involving leasing issues

Representing retail developer in dispute involving lease issues surrounding town center development in an under-served residential area.

Commercial office developer Lawsuit surrounding major renovation

Successfully represented commercial office developer in resolving lawsuit surrounding major renovation.

Managing partner of joint venture Dispute involving capital project

Advised the managing partner of a joint venture on a dispute involving capital project.

Britannia Pacific Properties RC/PB, Inc. v. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC, Marriott International Inc. and Avendra LLC

Represented client as lead trial counsel in litigation involving corporate charge cost allocations that resulted in the successful termination and transition of a luxury resort operated by Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida.

Cyril Barbaccia Litigation involving mobile home park; joint venture regarding an 1,100 unit multi-family complex
Represent client in litigation involving a mobile home park in San Jose, CA and a joint venture regarding an 1100 unit multi-family complex in San Jose.


Contract Issues Between Global Owners, US Managers
Hotel News Now
Key Legal Issues: The Battle for Control (pdf)
Chapter 14, Hotel Asset Management Principles and Practices, Third Edition, AHLEI



Litigation Powerhouse (2016)


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