The Business Trial Group represents brokers, developers, tenants, landlords, purchasers, sellers, and associations in a variety of real estate disputes. And we handle all real estate cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means we are not paid unless and until we prevail in your case.
Because real estate lawsuits can involve many different types of legal issues and challenges, it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney who can identify the important issues and efficiently utilize litigation to achieve the best result. Our experienced trial attorneys have won tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients in real estate disputes.
Real Estate Cases We Handle
The Business Trial Group handles a wide variety of real estate disputes. Below are a few of the common types of cases our attorneys handle. If you have questions about a problem not described here — or you wish to discuss a particular issue — contact us to review your claim.
We also represent commercial real estate brokers in commissions disputes.
Real Estate Agent Misconduct
The real estate profession involves a certain amount of procedural flexibility, but there are also defined regulations about how agents and brokers are allowed to conduct business. A common type of real estate agent misconduct that can lead to a lawsuit is fraudulent or negligent misrepresentations or falsifying information. Real estate agents must also disclose a property’s known defects or structural deficiencies.
Real estate brokers or agents also owe their clients fiduciary duties. A fiduciary duty means that the agent or broker has to act in the best interest of their clients, not themselves or another party to the transaction.
If you have suffered damages due to a misrepresentation or omission, or because your agent or broker did not act in your best interests, our attorneys may able to help recover your losses.
Most commercial tenants enter into an agreement or contract with their landlords regarding the tenant’s payment responsibilities. If the tenant reneges on the agreement without cause, the landlord may be eligible to file a claim.
Security deposits are often required for this reason, but there are times where a tenant fails to pay a significant amount of rent and does not notify the landlord.
A security deposit may not fully cover a landlord’s losses.
For example, a business leasing a property could vacate the premises for financial reasons or due to relocation and fail to give notice to the property owner. In these types of cases, landlords and property owners can pursue legal action in order to recover the lost payment or revenue.
Landlords should keep copies of any contracts, rental agreements, and leases (whether formal or informal) that the commercial tenants have signed or received. With this documentation, our attorneys can investigate the reasoning for the tenant’s departure and determine whether the losses can be recovered.
Why You Should Hire the Business Trial Group for Real Estate Litigation
Our unmatched resources as the nation’s largest contingency-fee law firm uniquely position us to fight for our clients and, when necessary, take cases to trial. In fact, trial is often the only way to achieve full justice, especially against wealthier opponents that can use their financial strength as leverage to pressure plaintiffs into “lowball” settlements.
The Business Trial Group’s track record includes tens of millions of dollars recovered for real estate clients. In one recent case we recovered $14.5 million for clients who were fraudulently deprived of their membership interest in a major development project. We also recently obtained a substantial verdict in a dispute involving an exclusive right-to-sell listing agreement.
Because we handle real estate claims on a contingency-fee basis, our clients don’t pay any upfront fees, and we only receive a fee only if we are successful in recovering an award or settlement in your case. Contact us today for a no-obligation legal review of your real estate dispute.