REAL ESTATE DISPUTES

R eal estate has continually proven itself to be one of Arizona’s prime industries. As a result, regardless of where the market may be, there is no shortage of real estate disputes. Our attorneys offer a solution-orientated approach to resolving any real estate dispute. Fortunately, in virtually every real estate matter, the prevailing party is entitled to recovery of its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs per the real estate contract or through Arizona statute.

Two of our attorneys (Christopher J. Charles and J. Scott Burns) are Certified Real Estate Experts with the State Bar of Arizona.

Our firm regularly helps clients resolve the following real estate matters: breach of contract; quiet title dispute; non-disclosure, misrepresentation, fraud; slander of title cases; easement disputes; non-disclosure and judicial foreclosure matters; landlord tenant issues; eviction and forcible entry and detainer matters; non-judicial lockouts; shared well disputes; boundary disputes / encroachment disputes; real estate commission disputes; professional negligence claims; and contractor disputes and matters before the Registrar of Contractors.

Many real estate disputes can be resolved before going to court, either through informal negotiations or through private mediation. But if litigation is necessary, our attorneys are prepared to represent your legal interests at trial. In 2017, Provident Law® and Attorney Christopher Charles obtained one of the Top Ten Civil Jury Verdicts concerning a real estate non-disclosure matter, that resulted in a Jury Verdict of $1,344,808.69, plus an award of attorneys’ fees and costs.

Our attorneys represent property owners in every forum in Arizona, including State Court and the Federal District Court, regulatory tribunals, or alternative dispute resolution venues. In any arena, our core strength and competency rests on our narrow focus on Arizona law and knowledge of its application across a variety of industries.

From the onset of a dispute to its final resolution, we counsel our clients on the legal merits of the matter and advance their litigation campaign based on their risk tolerance and directives.
Specifically, we take time to understand our clients’ objectives. Each dispute brings a unique set of variables, among them the client’s exposure versus their up-side reward, plus varying degrees of legal strategy and significance. We look for early-exit options such as motions to dismiss or summary judgment, as well as opportunities for reasonable settlement agreements or indemnification by third parties or insurance.

This analysis and thoughtful communication allows our clients to make well-informed decisions in these high-stakes cases.

Our firm also handles real estate appeals before the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Arizona.