Real Estate Disputes

Are You Involved in a California Real Estate Dispute?

Our experienced Orange County real estate litigation lawyers help resolve industrial, retail, and commercial real estate disputes with prompt, cost-effective, skilled legal strategy.

Income-producing real estate projects typically involve multiple parties and numerous agreements, all governed by complex, ever changing laws and regulations. This means dealings with office properties, industrial facilities, retail locations, and other commercial real estate too often gives rise to disagreements or disputes.

Without high-quality legal guidance, disputes involving real estate can cause significant stress and serious financial damages. It’s important to seek legal counsel the moment you suspect a problem.

Our Southern California real estate litigation attorneys represent real estate sellers, buyers, lenders, developers, investors, property managers, and various related professionals in cases involving commercial, industrial, office, and retail real estate disputes.

With over 50 years of combined legal experience involving complex, multimillion-dollar real estate transactions as well as litigation, we help our clients:

  • Navigate the ever-changing real estate laws and regulations
  • Build persuasive cases supporting your claims and/or defenses
  • Litigate complex real estate dispute claims in federal, state, and appellate courts
  • Recover damages lost to contract breach, fraud, mismanagement, and other real estate conflicts.

Hochfelsen & Kani, LLP is experienced, aggressive, and ready to defend your rights and interests during real estate litigation.

Contact us for a free, confidential case consultation.

Common Types of California Real Estate Disputes

In the State of California, most commercial, office, retail, and industrial real estate disputes arise out of the complex, interdependent agreements between individuals or entities holding a financial interest in the property.

Disagreements with provisions in real estate agreements or breach of the agreement itself can give rise to various types of serious legal claims.

Our Newport Beach-based real estate litigation attorneys at Hochfelsen & Kani, LLP have decades of experience successfully litigating some of California’s most complex real estate disputes, including:

  • Adverse possession claims
  • Agent / broker liability
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of real estate contract
  • Conflicts over lien rights
  • Construction bidding conflicts
  • Construction delays
  • Cooperative property shareholder disputes
  • Cost overruns
  • Deficiency actions
  • Design and construction defects
  • Early lease termination
  • Easement disputes
  • Ejectment disputes
  • Entitlements
  • Escrow disputes
  • Foreclosure judgements
  • Improper use
  • Interpleader actions
  • Judgment liens
  • Land sales and purchase disputes
  • License agreements and leases
  • Mortgage disputes
  • Ownership disputes
  • Procurement disputes
  • Property development disputes
  • Property partition actions
  • Property purchase / sale misrepresentations
  • Purchase agreement disputes
  • Quiet title disputes
  • Real estate brokerage conflicts
  • Real estate fraud
  • Real estate partnership disputes
  • Specific performance claims
  • Title insurance disputes
  • Zoning disputes

At the law firm of Hochfelsen & Kani LLP, our Orange County real estate attorneys are prepared to aggressively protect your interests and defend your rights in settlement negotiations or courtroom litigation.

To find out how we can help, contact our California real estate litigation team today.

What Options Are Available for Resolving Real Estate Disputes in California?

California offers numerous options for resolving real estate disputes. In many cases, we are able to quickly resolve real estate disputes through alternative dispute resolution or settlement negotiations, avoiding the need for litigation – although we always prepare for trial which sends the right message to opposing parties in settlement negotiations.

Certain real estate agreements may contain provisions that delegate how disputes are to be addressed. We examine all related contracts and agreements to determine the best route to take for your specific case. Our real estate dispute litigation team offers skilled legal guidance for clients who wish to resolve a dispute through direct negotiation with the involved parties.

If direct negotiation isn’t feasible or attempts have failed, mediation and arbitration are two forms of cost effective, alternative dispute resolution that at times can bring prompt and positive outcomes for our clients without the need for formal courtroom litigation.

In real estate mediation, parties involved meet together (and sometimes separately) with a neutral third-party (mediator) to negotiate the issues at hand. Mediators aid the parties in coming to a working decision by helping gather relevant information, keeping negotiations on track, and suggesting effective options.

When all parties have reached a mutual solution, they then devise a settlement agreement or written statement. The collaborative effort and informal environment of real estate mediation helps keep costs down and working relationships intact.

Real estate arbitration offers a more formal approach than mediation. Rather than the collaborative effort of mediation, in arbitration, involved parties present their separate cases before a neutral arbitrator, often a lawyer or real estate industry expert.

In arbitration, parties can present relevant evidence and call and question witnesses to support their case. The arbitrator may then form a legally binding decision for the parties.

Should these forms of alternative dispute resolution not be feasible for your specific situation, you may need to pursue civil litigation. Our investigative resources and extensive background in real estate litigation mean our clients achieve optimal outcomes in federal, state, and appellate courts across California.

At the law firm of Hochfelsen & Kani LLP, our Newport Beach real estate litigation attorneys represent clients in all avenues of real estate dispute resolution. Call today for a free, no obligation case consultation

How the Orange County Real Estate Trial Attorneys at Hochfelsen & Kani Help

No matter what avenue you pursue to resolve your commercial, retail, office, or industrial real estate conflicts, we have the legal knowledge and proven tactics and strategies for a successful outcome.

Our Southern California (OC and LA Counties) real estate litigation lawyers offer:

  • Top-tier reputation for delivering aggressive, proactive legal representation
  • Comprehensive grasp of real estate industry and contractual dealings
  • Broad experience litigating high-stakes commercial property disputes
  • Skilled negotiation tactics applied in real estate settlement discussions
  • Expert investigative resources to build strategic legal support for your case

Our legal team of attorneys, expert investigators, and real estate industry professionals work diligently to achieve your objectives while protecting your rights and financial future.

If you are involved in a real estate dispute in California, protect your rights with aggressive, proactive representation.

Located in Newport Beach, California, we represent real estate owners, buyers, sellers, property developers, managers, and title insurance carriers in Los Angeles, Orange County, Beverly Hills, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Jose, Silicon Valley, and across the state of California.

To find out how our law firm can help you, contact our Orange County real estate litigation attorneys today.

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