Defeated Motion to Cancel Notice of Pendency in $1.5 Million Dispute

Defeated a motion  by property owner to cancel client’s notice of pendency on real property, on grounds that property owner was “alter ego” of parties who defaulted on the loans totaling $1,545,000.

Represented National Housebuilder in Strategic Development Acquisitions

Acted for a national housebuilder and in particular, its strategic land team, on several complex residential development acquisitions, including a £30 million conditional purchase involving issues relating to an existing sales overage, planning and title matters.

Represented Developer in Mixed-Use Regeneration Scheme

Acted for a developer on a major mixed-use regeneration scheme by way of a development sale agreement in conjunction with the adjoining landowner. The transaction involved complex matters relating to road realignment, decommissioning and affordable housing allocation.

Acted for a Major Fashion Brand on Lease of Flagship Store

Acted for a major fashion brand on the new lease of its flagship store in the heart of London’s West End.

Acted for a Consortium of Landowners and Developers on a Land Collaboration and Infrastructure Agreements for a Residential-Led Scheme

Acted for a consortium of landowners and developers, including a U.K. housebuilder, in connection with a complex residential-led scheme for development of in excess of 300 homes involving the drafting and negotiation of collaboration and infrastructure agreements.

Represented Premier League Football Club in Real Estate Transactions

Acted for a Premier League football club in connection with a range of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and disposals.

£22 Million Portfolio Refinancing for Middle Eastern Development Group

Acted for a Middle East-based real estate and development group on a £22 million portfolio refinancing.

Negotiated Lease Agreements for Large Retail Park Landlord

Acted for the landlord of a large retail park on the negotiation of an agreement for lease with a national retailer.

Complex Hybrid Option and Promotion Agreement

Acted for a developer in connection with the drafting and negotiation of a complex hybrid option and promotion agreement.

Secured $26 Million Jury Verdict for Developer

Led a litigation team to secure a $26 million jury verdict for client and developer in a protracted case brought by an adversarial homeowners’ association fighting to stop the development of a luxury condominium project in Aventura’s Dumfoundling Bay. The case won recognition as No. 7 in the “Top 10 Verdicts in Florida” in 2018.

Secured Summary Judgment for Developer and Others

Secured summary judgment in favor of developer and various other entities, and three individuals against defamation and malicious prosecution claims in federal court seeking punitive damages.

Secured Spoliation of Evidence Order in Apartment Building Claim

Secured a spoliation of evidence order and “adverse inference” against any claim for liability at a jury trial in a $45 million claim against the property manager, termite company and other parties affiliated with a residential apartment complex near the University of Central Florida.

Defeated Prior Owner in Bid for Historic Mansion

Successfully defeated a claim by a prior owner to retake one of the few remaining historic mansions along Miami’s Brickell Avenue in a prolonged trial with millions of dollars at stake.

Acted for Claimant Shareholder in Complex Funds Litigation

Acted for a claimant shareholder as junior counsel in a three-week trial in the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court. The claim concerned investments into a fund which held collateralized debt against U.S.-based real estate assets and was brought on various grounds including misrepresentation and unfair prejudice.

Order for Possession of a Commercial Unit

Secured an order for possession of a commercial unit in case of rental arrears, where peaceable re-entry had been repelled.

Peaceable Re-entry Following Breach of Lease Covenants

Secured peaceable re-entry to an industrial unit following breach of lease covenants.

Secured Business Lease Tenure for Commercial Unit Tenants

Secured business lease tenure for tenants of commercial units, supposedly occupying on the basis of ‘licences’.

Securing Enhanced Compensation for Tenants

Secured enhanced compensation for tenants who had lease renewals opposed on the grounds of redevelopment.

Securing Possession of Commercial/Industrial Units

Advised upon and secured possession of commercial/industrial units in a case of landlord redevelopment underground (f) of section 30(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

Trespass Claims for Possession Against “Squatters”

Successfully undertaken numerous claims for possession of commercial and residential property against trespassers – involving properties of a full spectrum of size and complexity. Developed a specialism in offering a full-service, ‘one-stop-shop’ for such possession actions; drafting the court claims, undertaking the in-court advocacy, overseeing the eviction process and achieving repossession of land quickly and efficiently.

Counsel for Successor Trustee Related to a Commercial Foreclosure

Managed and conducted foreclosure of commercial real estate located in Missouri which sold for over $6 million.

Counsel in Commercial Litigation, Foreclosure, Special Assets and Receivership Matters

Served as counsel to local, regional and national lenders in numerous commercial litigation and foreclosure, special assets and receivership matters involving the sale and liquidation of nearly every type of real property and collateral, as well as workouts, including: office parks, mobile home parks, factory, warehouse and manufacturing properties, retail centers, marinas, medical offices and equipment, transportation development districts (TTDs), liquor stores, turkey farms, cattle, farm products and equipment, hotels, dry cleaners and many more. 

Managed Over 4,000 Missouri Non-judicial Foreclosures

Supervised and managed over 4,000 non-judicial foreclosures in Missouri for successor trustee under deeds of trust regarding residential and commercial properties.

Counsel for Secured Lender in $4 Million Commercial Transaction

Served as counsel for bank and drafted commercial loan documents with respect to loans totaling in excess of $4 million and facilitated closing. 

Counsel to National Bank in Collection on Commercial Loan

Served as counsel to national bank in collection on commercial loan, secured by multi-state collateral, including receivership.

Counsel for Secured Lender in $8 Million Commercial Transaction

Served as counsel for bank and drafted commercial loan documents with respect to loans totaling $8 million, secured in part by commercial real estate in Georgia and South Carolina, and facilitated multi-state closing. 

Lead Trial Counsel to National Title Underwriter in Multimillion-Dollar Litigation

Served as lead trial counsel to national title underwriter in multimillion-dollar defense litigation, resulting in clarification of law in the Eighth Circuit on policy exclusions.

Obtained Judgment on the Pleadings in Real Estate Action

Obtained judgment for seller in a declaratory judgment action involving a property and insurance dispute.

Counsel to Insured Homeowner Defeating Claim to Strip Ownership

Served as counsel to insured under owner’s policy to successfully protect property title, in state court and on appeal, from adverse claims by neighbor and lender.

Commercial Condominium Buyout in Illinois

Advised a client with office space in a commercial condominium in Illinois on a transaction involving the buyout of a holdout owner.

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