DT offers comprehensive legal services in the real estate sector which includes:
Conflicts can arise out of construction projects. When disputes occur, DT’s attorneys are well-versed in construction-related litigation and alternative dispute resolution methods. DT strives to resolve conflicts efficiently and cost-effectively while advocating for client’s rights and best interests.
DT’s attorneys have experience in complex construction litigation involving large offshore or industrial facilities, commercial properties, multi-family residential properties, and single-family homes. DT represents property owners, tenants, builders and contractors, subcontractors, project managers, materials suppliers, developers, lenders, and investors. DT’s experience ranges from multi-million-dollar contract disputes, claims for project delays, construction-related insurance disputes, payment and lien disputes, architectural or engineering errors and omissions, and catastrophic accidents and injuries.
Real Estate Litigation
DT represents clients in disputes over purchase and sale contracts, property ownership and boundary disputes, title and lien issues, zoning and land-use regulations, landlord-tenant relationships, and real estate partnership disputes. DT’s attorneys are experienced in matters ranging from tortious interference and fraud in complex real estate transactions, to partition suits between co-owners, to trespass and nuisance claims, and all manner of real estate-related disputes in between. DT’s clients include property owners, property managers, real estate investors, brokers and agents, lenders, landlords, and tenants.
Condemnation and Eminent Domain
Eminent domain is the term for the government’s authority to take private property for public use. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees that government cannot exercise its power of eminent domain without paying just compensation to the property owner.
Eminent domain disputes can arise from projects such as constructing public infrastructure (roads, schools, airports), expanding utilities, urban development projects, or establishing parks and other public facilities. While the majority of disputes center on the value or just compensation the government must pay for the property it takes through eminent domain, not every government effort to exercise its eminent domain power is legitimate. The government must demonstrate that the taking of private property is for a legitimate public use or purpose, and disputes often arise over that issue as well.
DT advocates for property owners when negotiating with the government for fair compensation and zealously represents and advocates for property owners during the condemnation proceedings to ensure the client gets the highest possible property value award under the circumstances.