DC Real Estate Litigation

Sullivan & Barros, LLP represents the interests of developers, businesses, institutions, and homeowners in Washington, DC real estate litigation matters. The firm is equipped to address the complex legal issues in the high-stakes area of commercial real estate litigation. Careful analysis of the nature of each case and our clients’ needs allows us to provide thorough coverage while being responsible stewards of our clients’ resources.

The firm’s extensive real estate litigation practice offers clients the benefit of our attorneys’ decades of litigation experience and is supported by our complementary practices in Real Estate Transactions, Washington, DC Condominium and HOA Law, Washington DC Zoning Law, and Business Law.

The real estate litigation practice is headed by Partner Tony Barros. In addition to nearly 30 years of commercial real estate law experience, Tony is also a successful real estate developer. With his background in real estate and legal experience, Tony is uniquely positioned to advocate for real estate developers in complex or multiparty litigation. Tony is part of a knowledgeable real estate litigation team that serves our clients efficiently and effectively, while giving their matters the responsive, personal attention they have come to expect from Sullivan & Barros.

Real Estate Litigation and Arbitration Practice

Real estate development projects, construction, and transactions require strategic planning, but even the most careful planning is not always enough to prevent conflicts between parties. A number of unforeseen circumstances can lead to unmet expectations and disputes. If not promptly resolved, these disputes may lead to litigation.

Sullivan & Barros works to resolve disputes over real estate matters before costly litigation becomes necessary. Our team knows the law, the realities of real estate development, and the DC real estate market, allowing us to communicate clearly and effectively in addressing conflicts.

If a dispute cannot be resolved short of litigation, we have the experience necessary to prevail in litigation. Tony Barros practices in the DC Superior Court, DC Court of Appeals, and the US District Court for the District of Columbia. He also represents clients in arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association.

Among the types of disputes Sullivan & Barros has successfully resolved are those involving:

  • Real estate development and acquisitions
  • Breach of contract
  • Covenant and easement enforcement
  • Contractor negligence
  • Property damage
  • Property liability
  • Property line disputes/encroachments
  • Condominium ownership and governance disputes
  • Commercial leases
  • Real estate finance
  • Adverse possession
  • Developer warranty/property damage defense

Our real estate team will clarify your rights and obligations and guide you through the litigation process, defending your interests every step of the way.

Experienced, Responsive Representation for DC Real Estate Disputes

At Sullivan & Barros, we take pride in being trusted advocates for our clients; we understand their business, consider the big picture, and prioritize their needs. We prepare each case as thoroughly and diligently as if it will be tried; at the same time, we make every effort to dispose of opposing claims and actively work toward an early and favorable settlement. Learn why developers, investors, landlords and others rely on Sullivan & Barros to resolve their real estate disputes and protect their interests.

To discuss real estate litigation needs, contact us.