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

Served as lead trial counsel in a series of class actions that had been noted as one of the most important 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

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  • 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.

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