Real Estate Litigation

Any dispute over real estate that can end up in court can be called real estate litigation. The field is very broad. It includes things like:

  • Landlord and tenant proceedings;
  • Trespass;
  • Doctrine of Adverse Possession (I’ve occupied it for ten years so it’s mine);
  • Easements by prescription (I’ve used it for ten years so I still can);
  • Foreclosures;
  • Short sales and deeds in lieu of foreclosure (strategies to avoid foreclosure);
  • Disagreements over compliance with condominium or cooperative rules and regulations;
  • Discharge of ancient mortgages;
  • Bar Claim and Quiet Title actions (determine ownership of property);
  • Quasi-criminal prosecutions such as building code violations;
  • Fights over a seller keeping the downpayment in a failed real estate transaction;
  • Water damage claims (a neighbor’s broken pipe or the redirected flow of water);
  • Fire damage cases;
  • Tax certiorari (challenges to real estate tax assessments);
  • Appeals for zoning variances;

Mr. Altman is thoroughly experienced in real estate litigation. He has tried cases to verdict in commercial and residential landlord tenant proceedings, adverse possession and easement by prescription claims, water damage cases, and declaratory judgment actions to enforce condominium and cooperative rules and regulations, to name a few. Mr. Altman will thoroughly investigate your matter and advise you as to your best course of action. If necessary, he will commence a lawsuit on your behalf or defend you against unworthy or frivolous claims. You can rest assured that he will use his best efforts to see that your matter is handled properly from beginning to end.

If you have any kind of real estate dispute, then call Mr. Altman for a free consultation. Do not sit on your rights as the passage of time may prejudice your claims or defenses.