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Real Estate & Construction Litigation

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Construction disputes are common and tend to delay projects. A skilled construction litigator helps resolve your dispute quickly, enabling you to focus on getting your project off the ground and completed on budget.

Commercial construction projects are complex and involve multiple parties from architectural design and financing to the contractors constructing the structure. Whether navigating tax credits, assembling a tract of land or moving the project through the permitting and approval process, many projects require an element of public-private partnership. With so many parties at the table, opportunities for disputes abound.

With experience representing owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, utilities, lenders, sureties, lienholders, brokers, and insurance companies, our Real Estate & Construction Litigation Practice Group is experienced in negotiating creative solutions to complex real estate and construction disputes. And, when necessary, resolving them in state and federal court.

Our litigators are prepared to assist you with disputes arising from:

  • Breach of contract
  • Defects and delays
  • Insurance disputes
  • Easements and boundaries
  • Land use and zoning
  • Liens
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)
  • Truth-in-Lending issues

At Godfrey & Kahn, our cross-team approach to resolving construction disputes leverages experienced litigators with support from our firm’s full complement of practices including attorneys who specialize in real estate law, environmental law, corporate law, white collar criminal defense and more.

Michael Apfeld

Apfeld, Michael B.

Of Counsel
Milwaukee
414.287.9500414.287.9500
Bryan Cahill

Cahill, Bryan J.

Shareholder
Madison
608.284.2227608.284.2227
Erin (Maggie) Cook

Cook, Erin (Maggie) M.

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9569414.287.9569
John Kirtley

Kirtley, John L.

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9685414.287.9685
Daniel Narvey

Narvey, Daniel C.W.

Associate
Milwaukee
414.287.9616414.287.9616
Andrew Oettinger

Oettinger, Andrew S.

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9618414.287.9618
Todd Smith

Smith, Todd G.

General Counsel
Madison
608.284.2653608.284.2653

Representative Experience

BMO Harris Bank N.A.
We are frequently lead counsel for BMO Harris on real estate related disputes.

LNR Partners
Regularly represent large loan servicer in real estate litigation including commercial foreclosure and workouts.

Juneau Village Towers
Represent property owner in partition and corporate dissolution litigation.

City Centre
Defeated injunction and obtained summary judgment in multimillion-dollar real estate lease option and right of first refusal dispute.

Chr. Hansen
Represented buyer of pharmaceutical plant in multimillion-dollar arbitration regarding cGMP compliance.

Quad/Graphics
Dispute against county-owned airport concerning rights of self-fueling.

Federal Plaza
Injunction proceeding precluding draw on multimillion-dollar Letter of Credit.

Tower Sites
Federal court trial under Telecommunications Act.

Jansen Construction
Construction arbitration - defending delay and defective construction damage claims.

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