Real Estate Litigation

Skilled litigators with innovative solutions for high-profile real estate disputes

Why Cooley
  • Our team brings decades of experience representing sellers and buyers on both sides of the table in disputes relating to purchase or sale of real estate assets, property development, environmental challenges brought by governmental agencies, ownership challenges, and other related issues
  • Clients include Fortune 500 companies, executives, hotel owners/developers, developers of commercial and residential properties, academic institutions, lenders and property owners
  • Currently lead trial counsel in a series of class actions that have been noted as one of the most important active real estate cases in the US, according to Law360
  • Litigated multiple real estate trials to verdict over the past couple of years, including a land ownership dispute where $1B was at stake
  • Our victory for Kinder Morgan in Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines Inc. et al. was praised by numerous well-regarded publications, including the Financial Times, National Law Journal and Daily Journal
  • Seamless understanding of the intertwined environmental issues often associated with real estate projects and the strategies that are optimal for minimizing the disruption caused by environmental issues and related agency requests
  • On behalf of property owners, we have litigated dozens of disputes over boundary lines and easement rights, enforcement of seismic retrofitting requirements and a neighboring property owner's failure to comply with zoning and permit requirements
  • Pursue claims against contractors and others on behalf of owners of multimillion-dollar residences with major design and construction deficiencies

Top Appellate Reversals

Cooley's landmark appellate victory on behalf of Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines ("SFPP") honored by The Daily Journal.

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Recognition

  • Financial Times - Innovative Lawyers: Standout, Dispute Resolution (Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines Inc. et al.)
  • Daily Journal: Top Appellate Reversals (Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines Inc. et al.)
  • The National Law Journal: Energy & Environmental Trailblazer
  • Daily Journal: Top 50 Development Lawyers
  • Law360: Litigation Powerhouse
  • Best Lawyers in America: Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation
Cooley has a strong litigation team that understands complex litigation, doesn't rush into litigation, and is always briefing clients with what to expect throughout the process. – Client Quote, Best Lawyers

Litigation Powerhouse

Law360 praises Cooley for its first-class litigation work and dominant victories.

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Group Contacts
Kenneth Adelson Retired Partner, San Francisco
Celia Goldwag Barenholtz Partner, New York
Patrick Gunn Partner in Charge - San Francisco
Ray Hartman Partner, San Diego
Steve Strauss Partner, San Diego
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