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  • Real Estate Litigation

  • Our firm's strengths in real estate and zoning complement our experience in real-estate related litigation. Familiarity with local real estate markets, potential experts and other real estate professionals is crucial to this type of litigation. We handle matters including:

    • Eminent domain and condemnation
    • Partition
    • Real Estate contract litigation
    • Easement and title disputes

    Illustrative Representation and Transactions:

    • Favorably resolved litigation concerning multi-county business arrangement involving partition, joint venture and breach of fiduciary duty claims for commercial agriculture operation.
    • Successfully challenged "downzoning" and other efforts to thwart subdivision of over 500 acres in Loudoun County, allowing for negotiation and sale of property in excess of $15,000,000;
    • Obtained dismissal of slander of title claim in case of first impression for Virginia state courts on statute of limitations;
    • Handled varied eminent domain cases and obtained favorable resolutions in  cases against VDOT, County of Loudoun, and other localities, including settlements with valuable non-monetary compensation and tax advantages;
    • Defeated attempts to revoke or alter development permits by prosecuting successful Board of Zoning Appeal and Circuit Court challenges.
    • Favorably resolved eminent domain proceeding by Virginia Power against major commercial landowner involving installation of power transmission lines. 

    Attorneys for this Practice Area:
    Benjamin D. Leigh
    Kevin J. Daniel