Landlord-Tenant, Construction & Real Estate

Landlord-Tenant, Construction & Real Estate

EMH attorneys are extraordinarily well-versed in the complex issues faced by companies in the  property ownership, development, and management industry.  EMH has successfully litigated and tried a wide range of disputes involving property and business owners, tenants, trusts, governmental entities, insurers, utilities and agencies on issues that arise out of owning, building and managing real property.


We have the experience and expertise to help property owner and landlord clients navigate the intricacies and technical requirements of the eviction process and state property codes as well as the in-depth experience to litigate large scale dispute arising out of construction, financing and commercial property.  EMH has successfully represented  some of the nation’s largest property holding companies throughout the United States in eviction proceedings, regulatory complaints, repair and remedy actions, settlement negotiations, collections, and disputes arising out of properties purchased in foreclosure.

As a law firm sensitive to the technical requirements of property law, the realities of property ownership, and the cost sensitivity of clients who have large dockets of property work, EMH has carved out a landlord-tenant practice designed to maximize results and minimize the efforts needed to obtain them.

Construction Litigation

EMH has an impressive track record of representing developers, contractors, subcontractors, building owners and architects in a wide variety of litigation arising out of the construction process. These claims are litigated across the country in federal and state courts and in alternative dispute resolution forums. EMH also drafts construction contracts and counsels clients on litigation avoidance. EMH possesses vast experience in the following areas of construction law:

  • Adjoining landowner disputes
  • Catastrophic building system failures
  • Construction and design defects
  • Design changes, deficiencies and defects
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy issues
  • Insurance coverage claims
  • Mechanics’ liens and payment bond claims
  • Permitting and regulatory issues
  • Project delays, disruption and schedule changes
  • Public bidding matters such as bid protests, contractor qualifications and debarment
  • Surety issues
  • Warranty and workmanship claims

Real Estate Litigation

EMH has comprehensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of litigation involving the real estate industry. For example, EMH is well versed in the following areas of real estate litigation:

  • Breach of contract, lease or purchase agreement claims
  • Specific performance actions to enforce a buyer’s rights under a purchase agreement
  • Claims of fraud, misrepresentation or material nondisclosure against sellers or brokers
  • Commercial lease disputes, including actions for eviction or unlawful detainer
  • Zoning and land-use disputes
  • Property and boundary disputes, including easement, boundary or encroachment claims
  • Quiet title actions
  • Commercial or residential real estate disputes

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