Real Estate Services
RKC’s real estate practice group has extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of real estate matters. We represent land owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, title insurance companies, investors, brokers, agents, landlords, tenants, tax sale purchasers, and many others.
Every matter is different. We parse out the specific material issues involved and tailor creative solutions to resolve every issue in our clients’ best interests. We make every effort possible to resolve disputes in the most practical, efficient, and effective means possible. We routinely utilize settlement negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and others alternative means of resolution to avoid litigation. Nonetheless, when litigation is necessary, our experienced team of lawyers is there to guide our clients through the process. Our team practices in both state and federal courts.
RKC’s real estate practice group also has substantial experience in appellate practice. If litigation is required to resolve a dispute, we are mindful of the need to build a record at the trial level to support or defend an appeal.
Real Estate Litigation
We represent all types of clients, from individuals to publicly traded companies, involved in a variety of general real estate matters including adverse possession, boundary disputes, condominiums, contracts, conveyances, easements, ejectment, engineering, foreclosures, home owner associations, liens, leasing, mortgages, nuisance, partitions, property management, quiet title, sales for division, slander of title, surveys, tax sales, trespass, unlawful detainer, water rights, and many others.
RKC’s team of real estate attorneys has extensive experience in title insurance coverage, claims, litigation, and appeals. We routinely represent title insurance companies in direct actions filed by insured owners or lenders. We are frequently retained by title insurance companies to represent insured owners or lenders to initiate curative litigation or defend suits seeking to frustrate the existence or priority of the property interest as insured.
Eminent Domain / Condemnation
Private lands continue to be converted to public uses. We take pride in ensuring that landowners’ constitutional rights are protected and that they receive fair compensation for the loss of their property. Our real estate attorneys also have experience condemning property for those who are vested with the power of eminent domain.
Land Use and Zoning
Our firm routinely works with companies and individuals in matters involving affordable housing, covenants and restrictions, permits, zoning, subdivisions, variances, and wetlands.
Contract Review and Commercial Transactions
We advise clients on a wide range of commercial real estate transactions. Our services include drafting or reviewing commercial sales contracts, leases, easements, and covenants.
Construction and Development
In addition to the services provided by RKC’s Construction Litigation Group, our real estate group offers a wide variety of services to developers and construction companies. We represent developers during real estate acquisition, subdivisions, land use, zoning, covenants, permitting, variances, liens, and environmental issues. We also advise builders and construction companies on owner and subcontractor contract negotiation and review, licensure, and liens.