Skip to main content

Our real estate litigation practice blends our business litigation prowess and real estate acumen for positive results.

Single Focus Yields Singular Solutions


Our real estate litigation practice is made up of litigators, transactional attorneys, and facilitators. This gives us a clear advantage over generalists: we recognize the structure of real estate deals from both sides from beginning to end.

We represent real estate developers, owners, investors, sponsors, purchasers, cooperatives, and condominiums in prosecuting and defending virtually every type of real estate dispute. Our lawyers are well known for their advocacy on behalf of cooperatives, condominium boards, and owners resolving disputes related to challenges to board actions, access issues, objectionable conduct, noise, bed bugs, and smoking.

Using innovative approaches, we have achieved an impressive track record in court and at the mediation table.

Transaction Support

Our transactional attorneys call on us to apply a critical eye to contracts and other documents to ensure that clients steer clear of future liability. When a dispute does arise, we work as a team with our transactional attorneys who are familiar with our clients’ issues and concerns. We incorporate our insights and sound judgment as we determine the best course of action. Should the matter move forward into litigation, these trusted business advisors stay involved in the matter.

Our real estate attorneys also help investment and development companies quantify the value of disputes that may impact properties they plan to purchase.

Title Litigation

The major title insurance carriers in New York State engage Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer to represent carriers, insurers, renters, and owners. The practice includes litigators and transactional attorneys who are highly regarded for their experience and industry perspective.

The Work

Our real estate litigation practice handles virtually every type of real estate dispute, including:

  • Real estate partnership disputes
  • Shareholder and board disputes
  • Condominium and cooperative disputes
  • Sponsor and commercial tenant disputes
  • Ownership disputes
  • Derivative claims
  • Access and licensing agreements
  • Construction and design defects
  • Roof, terrace, basement, and chimney disputes
  • Complex title and easement disputes
  • “Yellowstone” injunctions
  • Construction disputes
  • Commercial rent payment disputes
  • Managing agent disputes
  • Party wall disputes
  • Adverse possession
  • Regulatory issues
  • Mortgage foreclosure claims
  • Housing discrimination disputes
  • Air rights

Our Real Estate Litigation practice is led by Steven J. Shore.