Real Estate Litigation

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Real Estate Litigation2019-02-25T11:26:38-04:00
Real Estate Litigation

We advocate for our clients’ interests in real estate litigation between property owners, landlords and tenants, developers and other individuals or professionals.

Real Estate Litigation Services Include the Following:


Municipal zoning laws govern land use and the ability to construct or operate machinery in specifically zoned areas. We represent owners, developers and other clients in all land use and zoning disputes throughout New York.


Partition actions occur when joint property owners cannot determine how to justly divide or convey property. As a result, court intervention often becomes mandatory. Property owners may ask the court to partition, or divide, the land in a manner that it deems suitable and convey separate titles to the property owners. Unfortunately, there are circumstances in which there is no practical way to partition the land. When this happens, the court may elect to auction the property and split the proceeds between the previous joint owners. In every event it is of paramount importance that property owners rights be protected at all times.


A breach of contract dispute arises from a violation of purchase and sale agreements, lease agreements, easements and other writings establishing parties rights. Our firm represents land owners, landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers in breach of contract disputes.


An easement and boundary dispute, for example, can arise between adjacent property owners when a parking lot or a roadway is installed or a fence is erected, an access-way is blocked or when the title is unclear.


A party that has occupied, used and cared for a piece of property for at least ten years has the right to pursue a quiet title of the property. Our firm represents clients in connection with pursuit of the adverse possession or defending against adverse possession claims.


William F. Ryan, Jr.
Phone: (518) 512-5303

Eric N. Dratler
Phone: (518) 512-5308

Please see:

Ouimet v. Lake George.