Real property is often a business’s most valuable asset and any interference with the use and enjoyment of that property is a distraction from operating your business. And for those who service property—contractors and vendors—the need to receive prompt and full payment for the services your render is essential to keep your business running. Sometimes defending your rights requires the involvement of a lawyer and the St. Louis real estate litigation attorneys at Beckemeier LeMoine Law are experienced and stand ready to help. We have represented property owners, lenders, developers, tenants, property managers, brokers, landlords, engineers, architects, contractors, and title companies in all sorts of commercial real estate disputes. We analyze the circumstances of your case and provide options to help you confront the situation and minimize business disruption and costs.
What Is Real Estate Litigation?
Commercial real estate disputes are often more complex than residential real estate conflicts because of the amount of money involved, the varied types of real estate that can be at issue, and the intricacy of commercial real estate documents. Not to mention that when your business is on the line, the stakes are incredibly high. In addition, the landlord-tenant relationship is often governed by both state law and local law, which adds to the complexity of the issues that can arise and the options available to lawfully resolve any disputes.
Real estate litigation includes all stages of a conflict, including the formal filing of a legal complaint and attempts to settle the dispute. The process may include negotiating a settlement, mediation, arbitration, and sometimes, a trial. Our team of seasoned litigators will approach your case with your best interests always in mind, performing a full analysis of the facts of the case and the applicable law. We will advise you of your options, and if settlement is on the table, work to negotiate the best possible result. If your case goes to trial, and will be presented to a judge or jury, you can rest assured that the Missouri real estate litigation lawyers at Beckemeier LeMoine Law will handle your case with skill and represent your interests every step of the way. Our litigation team is experienced, thoughtful and communicative and will work to quickly resolve your case, allowing you to get back to the business of doing business without distraction.
Commercial real estate disputes can arise from multiple conflicts involving:
- Adverse possession
- Boundary disputes
- Condemnations and entitlement disputes
- Disclosure (known and unknown condition) disputes
- Escrow and earnest money
- Lease disputes
- Title Insurance disputes
- Mechanic’s lien foreclosure and bond actions
- Quiet title actions
- Realtor commission disputes
- Specific performance actions
At Beckemeier LeMoine Law, our St. Louis commercial real estate litigation attorneys have the skill and experience to successfully represent you in all aspects of a real estate conflict, including negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and, if it comes to it, at trial. It is the combination of years of experience, a deep knowledge of commercial real estate law, and a passion for understanding all the facets of your case that makes the attorneys at Beckemeier LeMoine Law supremely positioned to represent and protect your commercial real estate interests.
Benefits of Hiring an Attorney for Real Estate Litigation
Your business is your first priority and the distraction of a lawsuit can get in the way of running the day to day and meeting your business goals. Hiring the skilled and experienced Missouri real estate litigation attorneys at Beckemeier LeMoine Law means you will rest easy knowing your matter is in good hands. Let our adept team handle the filings, deadlines, and evidence gathering so you can keep steering your business. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of real estate law, including tax, land use, zoning, mortgage, and contract law, as well as years of courtroom experience. Beckemeier LeMoine Law offers the kind of analysis you will need to make smart decisions about your lawsuit, taking into account the facts, the costs, and the business’s best interests to come up with a strategy that works for you.
Common Causes of Commercial Real Estate Litigation
Commercial real estate disputes can arise at any time: acquisition, mortgage and financing, development, use, encroachment, and sale. The attorneys at Beckemeier LeMoine Law will help preserve your assets and advocate for your interests, allowing you to give your business the attention it deserves.
Commercial real estate litigation includes:
- Breach of contract
- Co-owner disputes
- Construction disputes
- Contractors’ claims
- Eminent domain
- Land use and zoning challenges
- Liability issues
- Mortgage and financing disagreements
- Real estate fraud
Breach of Contract
Real estate transactions require detailed contracts in order to be legally-binding and enforceable in a court of law. Real estate agreements are usually complex and long, meaning there are many opportunities for misinterpretation between the parties. A breach of contract occurs when one party to a contract does not perform, or does not fulfill its obligations under the contract. For example, the property wasn’t maintained in the condition required, moneys were not paid, or the deed or lease of property was not delivered. Whether a plaintiff or a defendant in a commercial real estate dispute, Beckemeier LeMoine Law is here to represent your interests in a skilled, professional, ethical, yet fervent manner.
Contractors and Commercial Real Estate Litigation
Contractors who perform work on real estate have the ability to place a lien on the property if there is a contract dispute with the owner, which can impede the full enjoyment of commercial property. At Beckemeier LeMoine Law, our St. Louis real estate litigation lawyers are well-versed in representing both the contractor and the commercial owner of real estate. With years of experience and a broad understanding of the applicable law, we serve our clients by presenting well-analyzed, sophisticated, and cost-effective options.
The owner of commercial real estate property, and who has the right to it, are often complex issues that can cause conflict. At Beckemeier LeMoine Law, our St. Louis real estate litigation attorneys understand the nuances of title disputes and are available to represent your interests.
When facing a commercial real estate dispute, the knowledgeable real estate litigation attorneys at Beckemeier LeMoine Law are here to provide you with legal services that further your business needs in a professional and cost-effective manner. We offer our clients options and guide you through this highly complex process. We have the knowledge and experience to devise a litigation strategy—negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or judicial intervention—that works for you.
Are you ready to discuss your commercial real estate issues? At Beckemeier LeMoine Law, we have a rich history of experience serving as trusted counsel to our clients and helping solve their legal problems. If you need legal assistance, contact us online or call us at 314-965-2277.