Real Estate Litigation Group

With decades of experience in real estate and insurance, we are called upon by title insurance companies on all aspects of coverage and are routinely retained by title insurers to defend the interests of their insureds and the companies themselves in all types of litigation.

Dorf Nelson & Zauderer’s Real Estate Litigation Group is made up of experienced litigators and transactional attorneys.  Our attorneys work as a team to determine the best course of action when representing real estate developers, owners, investors, sponsors, purchasers, cooperatives, and condominiums as well as Title Insurance Companies in prosecuting and defending virtually every type of real estate dispute, including:

• Real estate partnership disputes
• Shareholder and board disputes
• Condominium and cooperative disputes
• Sponsor and commercial tenant disputes
• Ownership disputes
• Derivative claims
• Access and licensing agreements
• Construction and design defects
• Roof, terrace, basement, and chimney disputes
• Complex title and easement disputes
• “Yellowstone” injunctions
• Construction disputes
• Commercial rent payment disputes
• Managing agent disputes
• Party wall disputes
• Regulatory issues
• Mortgage foreclosure claims
• Housing discrimination disputes
• Air rights

Our team of attorneys also has the pleasure of working with the largest title insurance companies in the nation representing carriers, insurers, renters, and owners. The group has many of New York’s most experienced title litigators who look for innovative solutions in advocating for our clients, with the goal of resolving title disputes quickly, efficiently, economically and conclusively, through cost-effective motion practice, trial, appeal, or mediation. Our attorneys also advise underwriters on coverage determinations and claim resolutions.

We handle a wide array of real estate litigation matters, including:

• Quiet title actions
• Title defense actions
• Priority issues
• Mechanics liens
• Allegations of mental incompetence of borrower
• Matters involving NY Religious Corporation Law
• Non-recordation of mortgage
• Failure to satisfy prior lien
• Allegations of fraudulent transactions
• Bankruptcy issues
• Corrective deeds
• Boundary disputes
• Adverse possession claims
• Enforceability of covenants
• Breach of contract
• Forgery
• Bad faith
• Title agent disputes
• Cooperative and condominium law
• Partition proceedings
• Surrogates practice