Real Estate and Business Law

In addition to prosecuting matters ranging from landlord and tenant disputes to complex, multi-party, civil litigation, our senior litigator has successfully negotiated bad faith insurance settlements for homeowners and homeowner associations totaling over $100 million.

We represent clients in state and federal trial courts, private arbitrations and mediations, and in appellate courts. If early settlement cannot be achieved, we use our substantial experience to prepare, counsel and guide our clients through each step of the pre-trial and trial processes. That experience involves diverse civil and commercial trial practice representing clients before state and federal trial and appellate courts, arbitration tribunals and administrative agencies.

  1. Fraud
  2. General Business Disputes
  3. Injunctive Relief
  4. Insurance Bad Faith
  5. Lease Transfers
  6. Mechanics’ Lien Suits and other Lien Rights
  7. Neighbor Disputes
  8. Shareholder Suits
  9. Title Insurance Claims
  10. Unlawful Detainers
  1. Actions for Specific Performance
  2. Adverse Possession
  3. Boundary Disputes
  4. Breach of Contract Actions for the Sale and Purchase of Real Property
  5. Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  6. Commercial and Private Lease Disputes
  7. Construction Defect Litigation
  8. Contractor and Real Estate Developer Disputes
  9. Corporate and Partnership Terminations
  10. Easements
  1. Office Buildings
  2. Mixed-Use Developments
  3. Shopping and Retail Centers
  4. Industrial/Manufacturing Complexes

Over the years at Rapkin & Associates, we’re proud to have developed a keen understanding of the challenges and expectations of today’s real estate & investment professionals.

  1. Business Formation, including CoOwnership Agreements, Limited Partnership Agreements, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), and General Partnership Agreements
  2. Business Dissolution, including Transfer of Title, Insolvency and Bankruptcy

Acquisitions & Sales

Our extensive and diverse real estate practice encompasses all aspects of negotiating and documenting the acquisition and disposition of commercial, office, retail, residential and industrial properties and development sites, including pre-development, construction and permanent financing, and leasing. The firm represents individuals, general partnerships, limited partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. We also handle property management, brokerage and consulting contracts and related issues for corporate, institutional and high-net worth individual owners.

We advise clients in the purchase, sale, lease and/or operation of all types of real property, including:

  1. Development, including Easements, Licenses and Construction Contracts
  2. Non-Disturbance Agreements 
  3. Real Property Purchase Agreements, including Financing and Mergers & Acquisitions

Business & Real Estate Ventures

The firm also offers extensive experience in structuring and documenting limited liability companies, limited partnerships and joint ventures to acquire, develop and launch businesses and/or real estate projects, including build-to-suit projects, equity ventures and joint ventures. One of our primary services in this area is to assist clients in preparing incorporation and other entity-formation agreements, buy-out agreements, indemnification agreements, and Minutes of Board of Directors and Shareholder meetings.

Our attorneys can provide substantive experience in structuring entities and drafting and negotiating a range of business and venture documents, including: 

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  1. Hospitals and Institutions
  2. Single-Family Residences
  3. Condominiums
  4. Apartment Buildings


Our litigation practice includes representation in real estate issues involving the following areas:


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