Northern California Real Estate Litigation Attorneys
Peterson, Martin & Reynolds LLP has the experience, skill, and strategic insight to effectively and efficiently handle real estate disputes of all kinds and at all stages. The firm represents all parties in the residential and commercial real estate industry — including owners, buyers, sellers, developers, investors, contractors, real estate agents and brokers, property owner associations, and more.
Since opening our doors in 1997, real estate litigation has been a core component of our practice. Our real estate attorneys have extensive experience and success representing parties in disputes arising out of purchase and sale transactions, commercial leasing, construction and renovation, land use, real property ownership and damage, insurance coverage, property management, and real estate development.
We take pride in working closely with clients to develop innovative strategies designed to achieve the best outcomes in their real estate-related disputes. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation so we can discuss your options.
The Unique Aspects of Real Estate Litigation
Real estate disputes are increasingly common in today’s market. Whether you are a residential or commercial property owner, a homeowners association, a property management company, a realtor, or some other stakeholder, there’s a chance you’ll find yourself involved in a real estate dispute at some point in time.
Real estate lawsuits involve a variety of possible legal causes of action, including breach of contract, nondisclosure of defects, specific performance, breach of fiduciary duty, partition, quiet title and boundary disputes, and real estate fraud, among others. We will determine which causes of action do or don’t apply to your particular real estate case and effectively represent your interests at all stages of the litigation.
Real estate litigation can involve complex questions of fact and law. The disputes can be technical, intensive, and emotional when property rights and finances are on the line. Various contract provisions, as well as state and local laws, apply specifically to real estate transactions and disputes. When you need to pursue, defend or settle a dispute, whether inside or outside the courtroom, you need trusted legal counsel by your side.
Residential Real Estate Disputes
We understand that buying or selling a home is often the largest business transactions our residential real estate clients have made. In addition to the financial stakes, which are typically substantial, there may be other important factors at issue in residential real estate disputes, including relations with family members.
We assist homeowners, real estate professionals, and other stakeholders in resolving a variety of residential real estate disputes, including claims involving breach of contract, fraud, encroachment, defective construction, and other residential real property claims.
Commercial Real Estate Disputes
When it comes to navigating commercial lease disputes, and real estate disputes, some of the many cases our law firm handles are:
- Purchase and sale litigation
- Partnership disputes
- Commercial lease disputes
- Real estate fraud
- Insurance disputes
- Land use issues
- Construction and design defect disputes
- Commercial development disputes
- Real estate broker professional duty and commission disputes
Whether the commercial real estate dispute involves purchase and sale agreements, breach of commercial lease terms, failure to disclose material information, or any other claims, our real estate litigation lawyers are experienced in representing clients facing a full range of issues in and out of court.
Peterson, Martin & Reynolds represents homeowners, developers, and board members of commercial and residential condominiums and their owner associations disputes involving enforcement, fees, defects, disclosures, common areas, compliance, and reporting in mediation, arbitration, trials and appeals. If you have a dispute about an association issue, our experienced commercial and residential condominium dispute attorneys can help.
We understand the unique nature of condominium associations and the impact legal disputes can have on the unit owners. Disputes often arise in the interpretation and enforcement of the association’s governing documents. Having our law firm in your corner means you have a trusted advocate who is working hard to maintain the integrity of the condominium association for the benefit of its unit owners.
Mediation, Arbitration, and Real Estate Litigation
When you’re facing any type of real estate dispute, there are several ways to achieve a positive resolution. At Peterson, Martin & Reynolds, we rely extensively on our decades of experience, knowledge of the applicable laws, and strong ties in the industry to guide settlement negotiations on behalf of clients.
Our seasoned trial lawyers routinely represent clients in alternative dispute resolution forums like mediation, special master proceedings and arbitration. We have proven to be effective advocates in presenting our clients’ cases before a variety of alternative dispute providers, including the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, ADR Services, Judicate West, and others. We often represent our clients in mediation proceedings in advance of or on a parallel track with litigation.
If a dispute cannot be resolved through alternative dispute resolution, we will be your strongest legal advocate in litigation. Our real estate litigators understand the local and state legal landscape and have successfully handled many real estate trials and arbitrations, as well as pre-trial discovery, motions, and hearings. You can depend on us to build a strong case and advocate or defend your interests in court.
Why Choose Our Real Estate Litigation Law Firm
For over 25 years, our law firm has continued to expand its knowledge and understanding of state, federal, and local laws that affect real estate matters. We have also developed strong ties with experts and other professionals in the field that offer valuable insight into the practical application of real estate rules.
If you are facing a real estate dispute or wish to minimize the escalation of a disagreement, our real estate litigation attorneys can provide the assistance you need. For an initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, call Peterson, Martin & Reynolds LLP at (415) 399-2900 or contact us online. We have offices in San Francisco, Oakland, and Lafayette, California.
“It is important to our real estate brokerage company to resolve disputes as quickly as possible and to minimize the disruption to our business and agents. The lawyers at Peterson, Martin & Reynolds LLP understand our business perspective and work hard to achieve our dispute resolution goals. We also find that the high quality of legal service they provide is performed at a cost that is reasonable and considerably less expensive than larger law firms.”
Better Homes and Gardens Royal & Associates