PracticesReal Estate Litigation
Trusted, strategic, and dedicated legal representation for complex property disputes.
Our attorneys have been called upon when hundreds of millions of dollars in property rights hung in the balance. We take pride in our thoughtful, careful, and strategic approach to every dispute, large and small, and our clients appreciate our methodical approach to litigation as much as our outcomes. Let us have an opportunity to understand your interests, evaluate your dispute and provide our strategic assessment so that you can compare our initial evaluation with that of any other national firm.
- Obtained dismissal of an action claiming purported ownership of three large parcels in Astoria, Queens, recently sold for approximately $50 million, upon which there is a commenced $1.5 billion redevelopment project. (Compurun, Inc. d/b/a Rainbow Prime Products v. Famitech Inc. et al., No. 708713/2014 (Queens Sup. Ct.).)
- Successfully defended Manhattan hotel, including on appeal at the ECB OATH (Office of Administrative Trials and Hearing), against the repeated unwarranted attempts by the City of New York Buildings Department to prohibit the transient use of a property based on the City’s mistaken belief that its SRO status prohibited such use.
- Defended against an action claiming purported majority ownership in an entity which purchased two condominium projects in Florida for over $16 million, which included a precedent setting interlocutory appeal to the Third District Court of Appeals which clarified the standard in Florida for maintaining a lis pendens. (LED Trust, LLC et al. v. Schwartz et al., Case No. 2011-35999-CA-01 (Miami-Dade County Cir. Ct.).)
- The City of New York tried to claim that the transient use at a Manhattan hotel which had operated transiently for generations had suddenly become illegal because the building had the label of Single Room Occupancy. Siri & Glimstad prevailed over the City’s repeated attempts, including on appeal at the ECB OATH (Office of Administrative Trials and Hearing), to prohibit the transient use at the building.