Real Estate Litigation

Vande Zande & Kaufman provides a full range of services to both municipalities and private clients in the area of real estate law. From acquisition, financing, and land use to construction litigation and environmental compliance, our attorneys work to assure smooth transactions and protect clients’ interests.

We serve clients large and small, and we represent units of local government, commercial and residential developers, buyers, sellers, construction contractors, utilities and pipeline companies, and financial institutions.


A significant part of the firm’s litigation experience is related to real estate, including:

  • Title disputes

  • Mortgage foreclosures

  • Contract for deed disputes

  • Enforcement of easements, licenses, purchase agreements, and other interests in real property

  • Claims of fraud and misrepresentation

  • Condemnation

  • Municipal land use decisions including challenges to zoning, conditional use permits, variances, land dedication, platting, access rights, regulation of group homes, and height restrictions.

  • Breach of contract