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Commercial Real Estate Disputes Attorney in Laguna Hills, California

Commercial real estate transactions are typically more complicated than transactions involving residential property. Commercial properties may involve more parties and money, not to mention the complicated rules and regulations for commercial real estate.  

Commercial real estate disputes are not uncommon, whether you’re selling, buying, or leasing commercial property. Many things could go wrong when negotiating terms or seeking to close a transaction.  

As a real estate attorney at J. Eric LeVine, ESQ., I routinely deal with commercial real estate disputes as part of my practice. I have decades of experience assisting individuals and businesses in resolving real estate disputes in an effective and cost-efficient manner. From my office in Laguna Hills, California, I represent clients in commercial real estate disputes throughout the state, including San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties.

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Common Causes of Disputes  

In order to determine how to resolve a commercial real estate dispute, it is essential to understand what triggered the issue. Some of the most common causes of disputes in commercial real estate transactions include: 

  • Breach of contract. When a party does not fulfill its contractual obligations, the other party can pursue appropriate legal remedies by suing the non-compliant party for a breach of contract.  

  • Real estate fraud. Fraud in commercial real estate transactions occurs when individuals or agencies intentionally provide false information, misrepresent material facts, or attempt to transfer real property titles by fraudulent means. These are not the only examples of real estate fraud.  

  • Co-owner disputes. It is not uncommon for commercial real estate to be owned by more than one party. Co-owner disputes arise when co-owners cannot reach an agreement regarding the sale. A common example of this is their inability to agree on how to divide proceeds from the sale.  

  • Zoning or permit issues. There are numerous land use and zoning regulations that exist for commercial properties. Those regulations may vary from one county to another. When the property has zoning or permit issues, it may trigger commercial real estate disputes that require litigation.  

  • Property defects or construction issues. When a commercial property has known defects, sellers may be required to disclose those defects. Failure to disclose property defects may lead to disputes.  

Regardless of what caused a commercial real estate dispute in your case, you might need to contact a commercial real estate disputes attorney in Laguna Hills, California, to assist you every step of the way in the dispute resolution process.  

Resolving Real Estate Disputes  

In most cases, there are three options for resolving commercial real estate disputes: 

  1. Mediation. If parties choose mediation, they have a chance to negotiate a mutually-acceptable resolution with the help of a neutral mediator.  

  1. Arbitration. In arbitration, the parties can choose an arbitrator who would act as a judge to make a binding decision on their behalf.  

  1. Litigation. Commercial real estate disputes can also be resolved through litigation. In fact, going to court is often the most effective way to resolve a commercial real estate dispute, especially if out-of-court negotiations have already failed.  

Handling a commercial real estate dispute may require the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney, especially if you cannot decide on the best option to resolve the dispute. Resolving a commercial real estate dispute may require an in-depth understanding of laws and regulations. If you need an attorney who can take the burdens of legal work off your shoulders and provide you with reliable representation, you can contact my office.

Commercial Real Estate
Disputes Attorney Serving
Laguna Hills, California 

As a commercial real estate disputes attorney at J. Eric LeVine, ESQ., I assist individuals and entities in resolving their disputes efficiently and effectively. If you are facing a dispute, you can reach out to my office in Laguna Hills, California, to determine the best course of action for resolving the dispute in your particular case. Schedule a free consultation to get started today.