Real Estate Litigation
We litigate and try substantial disputes that concern the ownership, development, sale and possession of interests in real properties, and we have an excellent command of the many legal doctrines and precepts that govern these disputes. You can read about our proficiency in particular practice areas by visiting the other pages within this section of our website. Broadly speaking, we have experience in the following areas of real estate law: Foreclosures, condemnations, subdivision development, home-builders’ issues, land development matters, construction contracts and construction loans, title insurance, title disputes, lien priority disputes, fraudulent inducement and non-disclosure matters, breach of real estate contracts, commercial leaseholds, nuisance, trespass, easements (express, implied and prescriptive), and equitable servitudes. We can skillfully litigate and provide advice on the full range of issues that confront those who hold valuable interests in real property under contracts and by operation of law.
Our Ability to Accept Large Cases
Several times we have been opposed by teams of highly capable attorneys fielded by leading global law firms. In any such matter, or whenever the need arises, we can quickly assemble our own team of first-rate professionals who have worked with us successfully on prior occasion, and we can also procure essential litigation services from reliable outside service-providers, so that we are never outmatched or overwhelmed even by the largest or most pro-active global firm. We think that our work in these matters has reflected favorably on us, and we have obtained successful results for our clients in exceedingly difficult, sprawling, and complex antitrust controversies. All the while, we are able to maintain our reasonable billing arrangements because of the manner in which our practice is structured and our lean fixed costs.
Our Articles on Antitrust Law
Mr. Markham has given lectures on antitrust law for other attorneys (MCLE classes) and written extensively about antitrust law. Mr. Markham also provides occasional commentary in his blog about antitrust issues that make the news. Below you will find links to three articles on antitrust law written by Mr. Markham that have become reference sources for other attorneys and the general public:
Antitrust and Free Markets (By William Markham, © 2022)
A Misplaced, Recurring Critique. Some critics of antitrust law treat it as mere governmental overreach and an unwelcome infringement upon the ordinary operations of our free markets. Their refrain, it seems, is that each company should be left to do as it pleases in...
“Welcome Antitrust Reform Now Pending in Congress,” By William Markham, © 2021
Senator Klobuchar’s Bill Really Might Become Law. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) has proposed a landmark antitrust bill, entitled the “Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act,” which after negotiation and modification might well receive bipartisan...
The Qualcomm Case Isn’t Even a Close Call: Qualcomm Blatantly Misused Its Standard-Essential Patents in Violation of Antitrust Law (By William Markham, © 2020)
The Extraordinary Qualcomm Case. The defining antitrust issues of our time are at stake in the landmark case of Fed Trade Comm'n v. Qualcomm Inc., (N.D. Cal. 2017, Case No. 17-CV-00220-LH) ("Qualcomm"). Qualcomm specifically concerns standard-essential patents and...