K&L Gates has extensive experience in all areas of real estate litigation, including arbitrations, class actions, administrative proceedings, jury and bench trials, and appeals. Firm clients include commercial, industrial/warehouse, condominium, and multi- and single-family residential developers; institutional and private investors; real estate service providers; regional and national retail concerns; mortgage banking/consumer finance companies; real estate brokers and property managers; title companies; public utilities and other energy suppliers; governmental agencies; and property owners ranging in size from sole proprietors to Fortune 500 companies and companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.
The K&L Gates team handles virtually all aspects of contested real estate-related matters throughout the United States and overseas, and works seamlessly among our offices on behalf of firm clients. Lawyers counsel clients on ways to prevent litigation, but when it does occur our litigators advocate our clients’ positions aggressively and effectively. When appropriate, firm real estate litigators work closely with transactional, bankruptcy, construction, environmental, mortgage banking, and securities colleagues on local, regional, national, and international matters.
On behalf of lenders, servicers, and borrowers, K&L Gates litigates in a variety of settings, including non-performing loans that require sophisticated workouts, and the firm is highly experienced in matters involving foreclosures, claims of lender and/or servicer liability, fraud, and bankruptcy issues. The firm represents landlords, tenants, and property managers in connection with exclusivity clauses and other restrictive covenants; ejectment, forfeiture, and repossession; security of tenure issues; contested rent reviews; and service charge disputes.
K&L Gates’ team has successfully fought for our clients in disputes involving alleged common law claims such as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation of title, negligence, misrepresentation, and fraud as well as state and federal statutory claims such as consumer debt collection practices, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), unfair and deceptive trade practices, securities laws, and lien litigation.