Avoiding disputes and navigating sensitive business matters
It’s a complicated economic outlook. Disputes and insolvencies may increase due to recessionary pressures, potential overvaluation of assets, and other issues. Companies need sophisticated advice if transactions do take an unexpected turn. We can advise you on avoiding controversy, and how to strategically navigate complex disputes, restructuring and insolvency.
We advise on all types of real estate disputes including litigation, arbitration. and mediation across all forums. Our lawyers have experience in multiple areas, including claims against a tenant, disputes among parties to a purchase and sale agreement, defending or enforcing a repossession, construction disputes, or a dispute among joint venture partners.
We act for clients including private equity firms, financial institutions, real estate developers, REITS, government agencies, and other commercial real estate owners such as retailers and manufacturers.
“Exceptional and, in my view, unrivalled industry and sector knowledge and experience. Trusted, reliable and responsive legal advisors with a real understanding and appreciation of our business and our priorities.”
Our work includes advising on issues relating to acquisitions and dispositions, commercial and residential loans, condemnations and compulsory purchase, construction and design issues, easements and covenants, entitlements, and planning. We’re also experienced in environmental litigation regarding leased and owned property, and in aspects of construction and design-defect litigation and delay claims.
Disputes arise in even in the most carefully managed situations. By working with you at an early stage, we develop strategies that are designed to avoid issues, minimize uncertainty, and create pragmatic business-driven solutions. In the absence of a negotiated outcome, we use the most appropriate and cost-effective methods for resolution.
Our restructuring team aims to maximize returns while minimizing losses, costs and uncertainty. Our clients include borrowers, landlords, lenders, government entities, trustees, shareholders and senior executives. We also act for distressed debt and asset buyers and investors across all mainstream and specialized asset classes.
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