Real Estate Litigation

At times, the condition of a home or building, the ownership rights to property or contractual issues involving the sale of property will become the focus of a dispute. Helping clients resolve disputes involving disclosure issues, boundary lines, title issues, contractual matters, landlord tenant issues and other litigation matters is the focus of The Granger Firm. Real estate itself is usually unique and disputes involving real estate tend to have multiple parties with differing goals. Therefore, solving disputes often involves resolving complex issues, requiring individual assessments and strategies that depend on a host of factors. With litigation becoming the tool of choice for parties involved in a dispute, it is crucial that parties to real estate disputes (whether individuals, business owners and/or other entities such as partnerships) obtain advice that combines superior knowledge of the laws governing real estate with real life experience inside and outside the courtroom.

The Granger Advantage The Granger Firm handles residential and commercial real estate based litigation throughout the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania as well as before regulatory agencies and municipalities. The Firm is thoroughly experienced in handling real estate litigation from inception through trial and the appellate process. A significant part of the practice is handling title and boundary disputes, construction defect cases (including stucco litigation), failed real estate deals and disclosure cases. The Firm's clients include major title insurers, real estate brokerages, builders, consumers and commercial lenders. The firm's principals combine over thirty years of experience in handling and litigating real estate matters, including numerous cases involving boundary disputes, adverse possession cases, partition matters, disclosure litigation, contractor disputes, mechanic liens, landlord tenant disputes, partnership disputes and breach of contract cases. Importantly, prior to putting any matter into litigation, the attorneys at The Granger Firm will review with the client the strengths and weaknesses of the case, whether the cost of litigation makes sense, possible alternative resolutions to avoid litigation, and whether mediation would be a reasonable avenue to resolve the case both prior to and during litigation.

The Granger Firm distinguishes itself from other firms that have multiple practice areas. Because our attorneys concentrate only on real estate matters, the client is not paying for the education of its attorney on what are basic real estate fundamentals to the attorneys at The Granger Firm. When real property issues are involved, the experience and knowledge of The Granger Firm attorneys is an asset to any client.

The Firm's litigation practice has successfully handled hundreds of cases for lenders, builders, real estate brokers, buyers, sellers and other property owners. The Firm has made substantial recoveries in numerous cases involving construction defects, seller disclosure and failed real estate deals. Our attorneys have defended lenders, brokers, builders and businesses in significant commercial litigation and title matters, winning very favorable results with cost efficiency for the client.

The Firm's real estate litigation practice has resulted in significant favorable published opinions in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania as follows:

Janus Management Services, Inc. v. Schlessinger, 810 A.2d 637 (Pa.Super. 2002). Counsel for Amicus Curiae Pennsylvania Land Title Association

The Delaware Nation v. Pennsylvania, 446 F.3d 410 (3rd Cir. 2006)

Riverwatch Condominium Owners Association v. Restoration Development Corporation, et al. 931 A.2d 133 (Pa.Commonwealth Ct. 2007)

Ridings at Brandywine Associates, LP. v. Citizens Bank, (originally marked "Opinion not Reported", then subsequently reported at 388 B.R. 99 (Bkrtcy D.N.J. 2008), affirmed at 60 Collier Bankr. Cas. 2d (MB) 925 (USDNJ 2008).

Riverwatch Condominium Owners Association v. Restoration Development Corporation, et al. 980 A.2d 674 (Pa.Commonwealth Ct. 2009)

Shipley Fuels Marketing, LLC v. Medrow, et al. 37 A.3d 1215 (Pa.Superior Ct. 2012)

Litigation Practice Areas

  • Adverse Possession
  • Blighted Property
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Broker Commissions
  • Buyer/Seller Disputes
  • Conditional Use
  • Construction Defects
  • Contractor Disputes
  • Deposit Disputes
  • Ejectments
  • Errors and Omissions Defense
  • Evictions
  • Failure to Disclose
  • Inspection Disputes
  • Land Use
  • Landlord / Tenant Disputes
  • Lien Priority
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Mediations
  • Municipal Enforcement
  • Partition
  • Quiet Title
  • Real Estate Commission Matters
  • Recoupment
  • Special Exceptions
  • Tax Assessment Appeals
  • Title Claims
  • Title Defects
  • Title Disputes
  • Variances
  • Zoning Relief
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Attorneys

The Granger Firm's real estate attorneys serve residential and commercial real estate clients throughout Pennsylvania, including but not limited to Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, Philadelphia and Bucks Counties. Our firm is experienced in a wide variety of litigation proceedings, including brokerage disputes, construction defects, and boundary issues.

Educators

Blair H. Granger, Esquire and David J. Scaggs, Esquire regularly lecture on real estate matters to other attorneys for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, which is the educational arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and provides Continuing Legal Education to attorneys to meet their CLE obligations.

Mr. Granger and Mr. Scaggs have served on the faculty of the Montgomery County Community College, teaching courses on purchasing residential resale and new construction property.

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The Granger Firm's expansive offering of real estate legal services can benefit an assortment of businesses, title insurers, individuals and home buyers or sellers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If your needs require the skills of prompt and diligent real estate lawyers who know real estate law, The Granger Firm can guide you through the entire real estate legal process.