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Real Estate Litigation

Lathrop Gage offers comprehensive services regarding legal disputes that may arise from the purchase, management, tenancy 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 expertise on the wide range of legal issues related to real estate. We serve both the transactional and litigation needs of our clients.

We advise clients in sophisticated real estate litigation matters, including:

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

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.