Mayer Brown provides comprehensive advice on all facets of contentious property work. We prioritize pre-emptive advice and action and work with clients to avoid potential future issues. Mayer Brown works closely with our clients to identify their objectives from the beginning so that we can provide clear, proactive and commercial advice and together formulate our strategy and tactics to achieve our clients’ goals.
Mayer Brown has a wealth of experience of successfully resolving matters so as to maintain or increase the value or usefulness of our client’s real estate assets. Because our team of real estate litigation specialists is fully integrated with our Real Estate, Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Banking & Finance, Environmental, Construction & Engineering and Professional Liability teams Mayer Brown is able to assist clients with facing complex issues and seeking innovative solutions.
We advise on banking and securities related real estate litigation, including issues concerning commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) and residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS). Mayer Brown deals with property issues arising in the context of all types of insolvency procedure for landlords, tenants, guarantors, lenders and insolvency practitioners. Our team includes specialists in receivership, foreclosures and other means of enforcing security over real estate assets.
Mayer Brown act for clients with disputes arising from a wide range of real estate relationships. These include landlord/tenant, lender/borrower, joint venture/partnership/limited liability company, servicers/special servicers/master servicers. We also concentrate on insurance related and professional indemnity work within the real estate sector.
Other examples of areas on which we focus include:
- Commercial rent review
- Termination of leases including break options
- Rights to light
- Terminal dilapidations and other disrepair and reinstatement claims
- Possession, trespass and nuisance claims including injunctions against protestors
- Pre-emptive advice on drafting property contracts
- Business tenancy renewals
- Landlord and tenant disputes such as tenant default, landlord’s consent issues and service charge claims
- Restrictive covenants and easements
- Claims under property contracts including conditional sale and overage agreements
- Disputes arising out of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
See Property Rights for details of our Chicago, New York and Washington practice group.