Real Estate and Construction Litigation

Strauss & Malk LLP litigation attorneys have substantial experience representing companies and individuals in the full spectrum of real estate and construction disputes. We have represented developers and owners of real estate, landlords and tenants, purchasers and sellers, real estate brokers, condominium associations and unit owners, major construction companies, small construction contractors, subcontractors and individuals in their real estate and construction disputes.

The matters we have handled for our clients include litigation of claims arising from real estate purchase and real estate sales contracts, litigation of land use issues, disputes concerning restrictive covenants and easements, title disputes, lease and landlord-tenant disputes (including eviction actions), construction litigation (including mechanic’s lien actions), and litigation involving condominium associations and condominium unit owners.

The following is a small sampling of the cases and disputes that we have handled:

  • Obtained dismissal of suit filed to attempt to force a below market sale of a large parcel of commercial real estate based upon a letter of intent.
  • Obtained several judgments and arbitration awards in favor of contractors and subcontractors on claims arising from non-payment for work.
  • Successfully defended slander of title action arising from filing of a lis pendens notice.
  • Successfully litigated disputes involving shopping center developments, including disputes concerning parking and leases to competitors of existing tenants.
  • Prevailed in numerous cases on behalf of condominium associations against unit owners for non-payment of assessments and violations of condominium declarations, by-laws, rules and regulations.
  • Prevailed at trial in a case involving a claim for payment of a real estate sales commission arising from the sale of a hotel.
  • Obtained summary judgment in defense of a claim for interference with the right to earn a commission on the sale of real estate.
  • Successfully litigated and resolved numerous claims on behalf of homeowners against sellers and contractors arising from undisclosed defects or construction defects in homes.

We welcome you to contact Strauss & Malk LLP about our litigation practice. We are mainly based in Northbrook, Illinois, but also have offices in Lake Forest and Chicago.