Real Estate Litigation
Meyer Suozzi offers distinguished and effective real estate litigation representation with dedication and commitment to its clients. Our real estate litigators are experienced, tried and tested, and have distinguished credentials in a broad array of real estate issues, rights and remedies. The firm is also recognized for its range of clients, from individuals and closely held entities to international companies. We are well versed in litigating breach of real estate contracts and leases, broker-commission claims, injunctions, real estate secured financing, fraud, title insurance defense work, commercial foreclosures and commercial landlord-tenant matters.
Our extensive experience has contributed to our reputation for dealing with and solving controversial and litigated problems as well as complicated and contentious transactional matters efficiently and effectively.
Clients include owners, sellers, buyers, lenders and borrowers, and we regularly represent banks, corporations, developers, financial institutions, professionals, contractors, landlords and tenants on issues relating to all types of commercial real estate including, retail, hospitality, industrial, multi-family residential and resort properties.
- After virtually ten years in litigation being represented by another law firm, we were retained to represent the original buyers, in an action for specific performance to acquire a multi-family multi-million dollar property on Parsons Blvd. in Jamaica, N.Y. Within 6 months of bringing the litigation and filing the lis pendens we were able to close title under the terms of the original ten-year old contract.
- Having been retained by one of the country’s largest title insurance companies, we successfully defended through appeal the enforceability and validity of $4 million in secured mortgage loans in the face of defenses of lack of authority and fraud. The mortgagees successfully acquired title to the property through foreclosure.
- Successfully defended an owner of approximately 70 acres of property in Suffolk County, through litigation and appeal, against a national real estate developer, for their breach of contract resulting in the client retaining as liquidated damages a $1 million contract deposit. Some years later, we represented the owners in the multi-million dollar sale of the property to Suffolk County.