Real Estate Litigation

Haynes Boone’s Real Estate Litigation Practice Group assists clients in resolving the real estate-related disputes they face on a daily basis. Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to counsel clients on risks, to seek resolutions that avoid costly litigation, and, if necessary, to aggressively pursue our clients’ rights in both state and federal court as well as in arbitrations, mediations, and other forums for dispute resolution.

We also regularly work with lawyers in other practice areas within the firm to provide clients in the real estate industry with guidance and advice concerning current or potential litigation and disputes.

Our lawyers represent property and building owners, property managers, real estate developers, title insurance companies, landlords, tenants, lenders and mortgage companies, and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

Our lawyers have experience representing clients in disputes concerning office buildings, shopping centers, malls, hotels, apartments, infrastructure, financing, land development, condominiums, condemnation, raw land, and other commercial and residential properties.

We handle cases and disputes involving a wide variety of claims including title disputes, lease-related claims, evictions, and other landlord/tenant disputes, options and rights of first refusal, commercial and residential property deed restrictions, boundary disputes, condemnation, eminent domain, and inverse condemnation, escrow accounts, foreclosures, lien priority and validity disputes, lis pendens, breach of contract and other disputes, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, liens against mineral/oil and gas properties, landlord liens, tax liens, bankruptcy matters, title examinations and insurance, usury, fraudulent conveyances, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, trespass, premises liability, and nuisance.

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Litigator Brett Dockwell Joins Haynes Boone in New York City as 7th Real Estate Hire in 2024
July 01, 2024

Haynes and Boone, LLP is excited to welcome Real Estate Litigation Partner Brett Dockwell to the firm’s New York City office. Dockwell joins the firm from Morrison Cohen, where he spent the last 14 years.  Dockwell’s practice focuses on disputes involving real estate financings, ground leases and property valuations. He is considered one of the leading experts in New York City in litigating and ar [...]