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Litigation and Disputes

The real estate advocacy team of Lathrop Gage offers a one-stop for all types of legal disputes that may arise from the purchase and sale of real estate. We represent developers, individual investors, owners and tenants. Although we are effective negotiators, we understand that litigation is sometimes unavoidable. We draw on the strengths of our other practice areas to provide counsel on the wide range of legal issues related to real estate. Unlike other real estate firms, we can meet both your transactional and litigation needs. We advise clients in sophisticated real estate litigation matters, among them:

  • Eminent domain/condemnation
  • Foreclosure sales
  • Land use and zoning
  • Real estate development
  • Restrictive easements
  • Special use permits

Representative Experience:

  • Obtained a $500,000 judgment for an international retailer in a condemnation matter involving the apportionment of an appraiser’s award pursuant to a commercial lease. The judgment was later affirmed by the Kansas Supreme Court.
  • Represented a real estate developer in a highly contested condemnation matter brought by a local municipality and a state department of transportation. The jury awarded our client $1 million in damages, plus statutory interest, where the pre-appeal award was $530,000.
  • Successfully resolved a property dispute regarding the vesting right where the Missouri Department of Transportation became involved. Our client prevailed in trial court and in the Court of Appeals.