Construction & Real Estate Litigation

Litigation expertise in real estate disputes.

Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, P.C.'s experience in construction and real estate litigation and arbitration is deep and varied. The firm's attorneys have handled many different types of construction and real estate litigation, including representation of both plaintiffs and defendants. The various types include:

  • homeowner claims against builders for construction defects
  • homeowner or commercial owner claims against home or commercial business sellers for fraud by misrepresentation or nondisclosure
  • claims of builders, developers and owners against contractors for construction defects
  • claims of contractors or owners against contractors or subcontractors for wrongful lien filings

Representative cases:

  • Successful representation of a commercial multi-family developer/builder against a paving contractor in a Louisiana AAA arbitration proceeding resulting in cancellation of the lien filed by the contractor and an award against the contractor for all damages and attorneys' fees.
  • Successful representation of a Houston high-end home builder against a homeowner in termination of the builder contract.
  • Successful representation of a homeowner against a home seller for fraud by failing to disclose evidence of foundation movement.
  • Successful representation of a homeowner against a builder resulting in a complete rescission of the sale.