Construction & Litigation
What An EVW Construction Lawyer Can Do For You
An EVW construction lawyer brings to the fore inter-departmental experience on any matter arising in the real estate field and construction agreements, arbitration and law, whether from 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.
EVW attorneys also have extensive experience in the related area of construction litigation. Representative 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).
The firm represents 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 leasing lawyers 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.
EVW attorneys have 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, 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;
- The surety and general contractor of a wastewater 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;
- The 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, and
- 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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