Real Estate Litigation

Protecting Client Interests In Commercial Property Disputes

The AV Preeminent* litigation firm of Bryant & Higby, Chtd., offers a full range of trial, appellate, mediation and arbitration services for local and national clients with substantial interests to protect in Florida real estate transactions, development projects, mortgage problems, commercial leasing agreements and construction disputes.

Our attorneys are especially familiar with the property markets and professional practices that are characteristic of such northwest Florida centers as Pensacola, Panama City and Fort Walton Beach, but we have represented clients in cases venued throughout the state, including Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Tampa-St. Petersburg.

Real estate clients of the firm include buyers and sellers, developers and contractors, landlords and tenants, mortgage lenders and borrowers, businesses, investment companies, insurance companies, municipalities, trusts, and estates. The scope of our practice ranges from the enforcement of commercial lease commitments or purchase agreements to complex multimillion-dollar development projects, real estate disputes related to sales of businesses, nondisclosure and fraud claims, and other matters that raise issues well beyond the contract rights of parties to an agreement.

In recent years, an important part of our real estate litigation practice has involved finding solutions to the problems inherent in the mortgage lending and credit crisis that have hit Florida real estate markets especially hard. Whether we represent a lender or a borrower, we look for ways to fairly apportion the losses occasioned by declining collateral values, while helping clients realize the benefit of their bargain to the greatest extent possible under the circumstances.

Florida Lawyers For Eminent Domain Or Property Valuation Disputes

Our lawyers advise clients about such real estate disputes as:

  • Commercial landlord-tenant disputes, including lease termination actions based on nonmonetary covenants or contract terms
  • Mortgage foreclosure of commercial, office or industrial property
  • Misrepresentation or nondisclosure claims
  • Fraud claims in purchase agreements or mortgage lending
  • Real property disputes involving municipal or government owners or lessees
  • Eminent domain proceedings
  • Litigation over boundaries, easements, adverse possession and other title issues
  • Claims involving real property owned by a trust or an estate
  • Construction financing litigation involving banks, investors or construction lien holders

To learn more about the range of our experience in property disputes, send a message to the Panama City real estate litigation attorneys of Bryant & Higby, Chtd.

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