Real Estate Litigation & Transactions

Real Estate Litigation

Our firm’s attorneys are experienced in a breadth of real estate litigation matters, including purchase and sale contract disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, lease defaults, forcible detainer actions, injunctions, adverse possession and prescriptive easements, and quiet title actions. CIM’s professionals also have experience in drafting workout and settlement agreements, foreclosures, enforcing judgments obtained through settlements or trials, and collection procedures, including garnishments, property seizures, and attachments.

Commercial Real Estate Transactions

CIM attorneys have substantial experience handling a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, from acquisitions, 1031 exchanges, financing, and development, to leasing, management, lot splits, subdivisions, condominium conversions, and sales. Our attorneys also negotiate and draft broker listing agreements and property management agreements on behalf of owners, brokers and managers. Our professionals also assists clients in creating complex ownership structures related to their real estate acquisitions and holdings, including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. Representative real estate clients include investors, commercial property developers, ground lessors, shopping center owners, office and industrial building owners, hotels, real estate brokers, property managers, and a vast array of tenants, including local and regional restaurants and retailers.

Residential Real Estate Transactions

Our firm’s seasoned professionals handle nearly every aspect of residential real estate transactions for buyers, sellers, tenants, and lenders, including financing, purchases, leasing, and sales.

Short Sales and Foreclosures

Our attorneys negotiate short sales on behalf of homeowners and provide counsel regarding foreclosures and Arizona’s anti-deficiency laws. Our experienced team of professionals also handles both judicial foreclosures of mortgages and non-judicial foreclosures (trustee’s sales) of deeds of trust on behalf of lenders. We also assist borrowers, guarantors, and lenders in connection with commercial property loans, including loan workouts and restructuring, short sales, note sales, and foreclosures.

Real Estate Finance and Lending

CIM attorneys help structure, negotiate and document commercial and residential real estate financing transactions on behalf of borrowers and lenders, as well as the disputes and litigation that can arise from them. Our services include negotiating, drafting, and closing a variety of simple and complicated financing structures, including traditional secured loans, sale-leaseback transactions, seller carry back loans, wrap-around mortgages, and loan restructuring and workouts.


related professionals:
  1. Claudio E. Iannitelli
    John C. Marcolini
    Marc Maher

Phoenix (Main Office):
5353 North 16th Street, Suite 315
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Phone: (602) 952-6000
Fax: (602) 952-7020

New York Office:
275 Madison Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, New York 10016
Phone: (212) 697-9400
Fax: (212) 697-9401