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Calfee’s Real Estate Litigation practice provides public and privately held companies with experienced representation in large-scale, complex litigation involving real property disputes.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in enforcing the rights of commercial property owners, investors and trustees and defending real estate developers. We also are experienced in the prosecution and defense of major commercial real estate foreclosure and receivership proceedings involving virtually every type of commercial property imaginable and in commercial landlord-tenant repossession and other leasehold litigation issues.

Calfee has represented numerous property owners in tax revision proceedings before county boards of revision and The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals.

Our litigators routinely represent owners and others in litigation involving eminent domain, zoning, partition and mechanic’s lien issues. We also provide plaintiff and defense counsel for litigants in disputes regarding title and ownership to property including, but not limited to, adverse possession, easement by prescription, possessory interests, and claims to title.

Calfee’s Real Estate attorneys also counsel plaintiffs and defendants in litigation regarding actions to enforce rights against title insurance companies. Additionally, our litigators’ experience includes negotiating issues of fees on the sale of property based on land development as well as working with non-profit land development groups.

Calfee has represented numerous property owners in tax revision proceedings before county boards of revision and The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals.

Our litigators routinely represent owners and others in litigation involving eminent domain, zoning, partition and mechanic’s lien issues. We also provide plaintiff and defense counsel for litigants in disputes regarding title and ownership to property including, but not limited to, adverse possession, easement by prescription, possessory interests, and claims to title.

Calfee’s Real Estate attorneys also counsel plaintiffs and defendants in litigation regarding actions to enforce rights against title insurance companies. Additionally, our litigators’ experience includes negotiating issues of fees on the sale of property based on land development as well as working with non-profit land development groups.

Noteworthy

Chambers USA, Band 3 Ranking in Litigation: General Commercial (Ohio)

For well over a decade, our Litigation group and individual litigation attorneys have been ranked and recognized by Chambers USA. In 2020, Chambers USA researchers noted that the team "frequently advises on plaintiff and defense-side commercial litigation matters, offering considerable strengths in securities, product liability, antitrust and construction disputes." They also offer experience in white-collar investigations and litigation, "defending a range of individuals and businesses facing regulatory enforcement actions." And they represent "clients in sectors including healthcare, financial services and manufacturing."

"One client praises the team as 'experienced, insightful, practical, efficient and client-oriented.' They continue, 'When you pose a question, you can rest assured that they will respond promptly with cogent, clear and practical responses.'"

"Another client praises the Litigation group for providing 'high-quality and cost-effective legal advice; the team has been crucial to our litigation defense, and we have been very happy with all of their efforts.'"

Chambers researchers noted that a commentator stated, "This is an excellent firm that does a great job for us. The team is cost-effective, practical and has strong expertise."

Chambers USA, Band 4 Ranking in Real Estate (Ohio)

In 2020, Chambers USA ranked Calfee's Real Estate practice in Band 4 in Ohio, noting the team is comprised of an "experienced bench of transactional experts that attracts an impressive roster of  lenders, developers and companies, as well as public sector entities. They frequently act on the sale, acquisition and financing of property across a range of asset classes, as well as offering extensive leasing capabilities. Calfee's Real Estate team complements its transactional practice with dedicated zoning and land use know-how, allowing for a full-service approach to complex development projects."

"The team works very well together, and there is great support provided across and within practice areas. Each attorney is responsive and very knowledgeable. It's a power bench," stated one client.

Another Chambers interviewee stated, "Calfee is delivering the same results as other bigger firms we work with, but at a much more manageable cost."

U.S.News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings

Calfee’s Litigation group was selected for inclusion in the 2020 "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S.News – Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate Law and several Litigation practice areas.

Benchmark Litigation Rankings

Calfee has been selected for inclusion by Benchmark Litigation 2020 as a "Recommended" litigation firm in Ohio. Several of Calfee's Litigation attorneys have been ranked as Leading Litigators by Benchmark Litigation 2020.

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  • Real property ownership insurance and transfer litigation
  • Complex commercial foreclosures and receiverships
  • General Services Administration lease administration and litigation

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Calfee's Litigation team is "experienced, insightful, practical, efficient and client-oriented. When you pose a question, you can rest assured that they will respond promptly with cogent, clear and practical responses."

Chambers USA 2020

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