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Real Estate Litigation

Business and Commercial Litigation

Environmental Litigation

Alternate Dispute Resolutions

Distressed Asset Litigation

Litigation

Overview

Tenacity. Experience. Commitment.

Even the most carefully run business cannot always avoid disputes. Our litigators zealously pursue our client’s objectives while attempting to obtain the most cost-effective resolution of their problems. We understand business disputes involve distinct risks and opportunities. The key to successful litigation is communication. We learn our clients’ business so we can understand their goals, and we offer practical advice tailored to their needs. Our experienced team has the creativity, flexibility and knowledge needed to prosecute and dismiss claims, discover critical information and negotiate resolutions. While our goal is to resolve disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible, our team is always ready, willing and able to try cases in state and federal courts throughout the region. We have successfully tried bench and jury trials in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Our team of seasoned lawyers will craft a personalized approach to your dispute, whether you are a large multi-national corporation or a small start-up company.

Real Estate Litigation

Our litigation team draws from the firm’s strong real estate presence to represent developers, investors, property managers and REITs in a variety of business controversies. We have significant experience in virtually all aspects of real estate representation and litigation including disputes relating to every stage of development, financing and contracting. Our representative matters include:

  • Contract and construction-related disputes
  • Title, encroachment, brokerage and mechanic’s lien issues
  • Eminent domain
  • Commercial, retail and industrial/flex Landlord-tenant matters

Business and Commercial Litigation

Our litigators frequently represent clients in complex business and commercial litigation. The Group regularly appears in court and counsels clients in the following areas:

  • Contract disputes
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Acquisition and sale of business controversies
  • Finance disputes
  • Insurance related matters
  • Fraudulent conveyance/successor liability claims
  • Employment disputes

Environmental Litigation

We represent clients in disputes involving environmental issues, including the following:

  • Underground storage tank problems
  • Enforcing or defending claims brought under CERCLA, RCRA and other state and federal environmental statutes
  • Government takings and eminent domain
  • Wetlands and endangered species

Alternate Dispute Resolutions

In order to provide expeditious and cost-effective means of resolving disputes, we frequently represent clients in mediation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution procedures as an alternative to traditional litigation. We practice before the American Arbitration Association and several other arbitral bodies.