Real Estate & Construction Litigation

Eaton & Van Winkle will connect you with a real estate attorney that has inter-departmental experience, whether in form of disputes between property owners and neighboring properties, landlords and tenants, contracting parties involving purchases/sales, vendors and vendees, creditors and debtors, lenders/mortgagees and borrowers/mortgagors, or guarantors and indemnitees and we have extensive experience in construction litigation. Our clients include property owners, developers, sureties, private and institutional lenders, property managers, landlords (local, regional and national), tenants (including showroom, warehouse, retail and gallery tenants) and  brokers (individual and organizational). We represent real estate and construction clients in court proceedings, arbitrations and alternative dispute forums, as well as before governmental agencies and private and public boards.

Our litigators have substantial experience with the interplay of real estate law and other disciplines, including taxation, franchising, intellectual property, corporate law, bankruptcy and reorganization, employer-employee rights, and trusts and estates.

Our attorneys successfully represented the owners of a commercial building in Manhattan against the long-term net-lessee and under-tenants with whom the net-lessee had signed multiple agreements purporting to extend occupancy rights beyond the net lease term, resulting in the invalidation of the agreements, obtaining the return of vacant possession of the entire building, substantial arbitral awards, and a multi-million dollar court settlement achieved after the commencement of a trial concerning the owner’s lost opportunities for multi-year leases in a then-rising market. It was a corporate real estate lawyer at EVW that represented the surety and general contractor of a waste-water treatment facility in Western New York in litigation with the piping and earthwork subcontractor for the plant, resulting in a favorable settlement for the client after discovery and motion practice. We successfully represented a general contractor of a major corporate headquarters in Westchester County, New York, in litigation with the structural steel subcontractor for the project, involving value engineering and extra work claims, resulting in the dismissal of the claims against our client. We successfully represented a developer of government military housing in connection with the negotiation of contracts with the U.S. Army in multiple states.


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