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At Dawe & Christopherson LLP, we represent clients in real estate litigation in California and Washington, including buyers, sellers, brokers, lenders, owners, and developers. From contract disputes to title issues, foreclosures to partition actions, we have a proven track record of success in court proceedings and arbitration.

Many real estate disputes can and should settle out of court, but we are always ready to litigate to achieve the best possible outcome. Regardless of the nature of the dispute, it takes an experienced real estate litigation attorney to protect your interests. Contact our office today for a consultation. 

Types of Real Estate Litigation Our Firm Handles

We have extensive experience negotiating and litigating all types of real estate disputes, including:

Breach of Contract

A party to a purchase and sales agreement who breaches a contract or makes a misrepresentation leading up to the execution of a contract may be liable for monetary damages or another legal remedy, such as specific performance.

Brokerage Agreements

We represent real estate sellers, purchasers, brokers, and agents in disputes over performance under those contracts and/or over commissions. 

Easement Disputes

Disputes between property owners regarding the existence and scope of an easement on land.

Quiet Title

A quiet title action will establish ownership of real property and “quiet” claims between owners and third parties who assert a claim of ownership or lien or claim the ability to use some or all of the property.  

Title Defects and Insurance Litigation

Disputes may arise regarding title defects such as liens (e.g. mechanics liens), and undisclosed easements, generally against title insurance companies.

Eminent Domain

Eminent domain or “condemnation” is the power of local, state, or federal government agencies to take private property for public use, provided the owner receives fair compensation. We defend private landowners threatened by eminent domain and negotiate prices for property owners willing to sell. 

Partition Actions

We represent property clients in partition actions when real property is jointly owned and the owners disagree over whether to keep it or sell it.

What Sets Us Apart

Real estate litigation can be costly and time-consuming, so we encourage clients to consider alternative dispute resolution proceedings. We have a proven history of achieving positive outcomes through mediation and arbitration proceedings, but we provide our clients with aggressive courtroom representation when necessary. We are experienced with state-of-the-art courtroom technology and e-discovery tools to collect, preserve, and present evidence. 

We work to resolve disputes expediently and mitigate reputational risk. Beyond that, with his extensive experience as a mediator, Dean Christopherson is always searching for settlement opportunities to minimize fees and exposure to his clients.

Contact Our Experienced Real Estate Litigation Attorneys

Regardless of the nature of your real estate dispute, we will provide you with first-rate legal representation and dependable service. Once you become our client, a skilled real estate litigation attorney will handle all the details. Contact our office today to get started.