Real Estate Litigation
Condemnation / Easement
Property owners often face governmental or quasi-governmental agencies attempting to take their land for public use through condemnation. If the property owner and government cannot agree on a value, the value will be determined through litigation. Our attorneys have represented landowners to ensure their rights are protected, proper procedures are followed, and that they receive the true value for the taken land. In addition, attorneys at the firm have experience with land use and land access disputes related to property easements.
Our attorneys represent title insurance underwriters, their agents, and their policyholders in claims relating to disputes over title to or other interests in real estate in Missouri and Illinois. Our firm’s title insurance practice includes curing title defects, defending insureds in lawsuits filed against them and representing underwriters in direct actions brought against them or by them. We have handled numerous real estate title cases through all stages of litigation, including appeal. Our cases have included Reformation Actions, Quiet Title Actions, Declaratory Judgment Actions, Breach of Contract Claims as they relate to title insurance policies, Vexatious Refusal to Pay claims, Subrogation, Mechanics Liens' claims, claims involving boundary line disputes, and easements, and actions to determine policy coverage and rights under deeds, deeds of trust and other real estate related documents