Developer litigation represents some of the most complex real estate disputes in New Jersey. Whether you find yourself in a dispute with a developer regarding a purchase or other deal that has turned sour, or you are a developer that’s facing trouble with state or local government agencies or third parties that are challenging your development plans or reneging on tax incentive or financing agreements, a New Jersey developer litigation attorney from our firm can provide the effective legal advice and advocacy that you need.

At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our experienced real estate litigation attorneys vigorously defend the rights and interests of our clients that are involved in development disputes. We represent clients facing legal disputes with residential, commercial, and public property developers. We also assist in cases where government agencies breach contracts with our clients to provide them with tax incentives and other assistance to facilitate property development. Our skilled development dispute lawyers in Hackensack, NJ will fight to get you a favorable outcome through a negotiated settlement or by advocating for your rights and interests in court and at trial. 

When you have a developer dispute or litigation matter in Bergen County, Essex County, or elsewhere in New Jersey, reach out to our real estate development lawyers in Hackensack, NJ today for an initial case review to discuss your legal rights and options with a knowledgeable New Jersey developer litigation attorney from our legal team. 

Legal Disputes That a New Jersey Developer Litigation Attorney from Our Firm Can Help You With

A New Jersey developer litigation attorney from our team can assist you with resolving common disputes with real estate and commercial property developers, such as:

  • Breach of contract, including a developer walking off a construction project or failing to deliver a completed project within the time required by the contract
  • Failing to disclose defects on the property, including when developers sell newly-constructed properties to buyers without disclosing known defects with the land or the structure.
  • Negligence, including negligent construction, use of substandard materials, or poor workmanship, which can reduce the life and value of newly-constructed property
  • Failure to deliver clean title, including developers selling property that is encumbered by mortgages or construction liens, or that is subject to environmental restrictions, title restrictions, easements, or covenants not disclosed to the buyer.

In addition, other examples of third-party disputes with developers that can lead to litigation include:

  • Complaints of nearby property owners concerning excessive noise and other nuisances such as increased traffic
  • Boundary disputes between developers and adjacent property owners
  • Failure to comply with zoning and land use regulations
  • Environmental violations, including proposed developments that do not comply with environmental protection laws and water regulations, failing to conduct required remediation of a contaminated property prior to construction, or failing to obtain necessary permits for development 

Finally, our development dispute lawyers in Hackensack, NJ can represent individuals in claims against private developers or the government arising from the failure to properly construct or maintain property such as parking garages or public spaces. We have also represented clients pursuing claims against state and local government agencies for breaching tax incentive agreements with developers who are redeveloping areas and constructing commercial property. 

How a New Jersey Developer Litigation Attorney Can Make a Difference in Your Case

When you are facing a legal dispute with a developer that may lead to litigation in court, turn to a New Jersey developer litigation attorney from The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. to help in your case by:

  • Investigating the underlying facts and circumstances of the dispute to find and secure evidence in favor of your position in the dispute.
  • Discussing your legal rights and options for resolving the dispute, including going over what you can likely expect to happen at each stage of the process of resolving the matter.
  • Documenting your financial losses, if applicable, to ensure that we pursue a full recovery on your behalf.
  • Presenting your claims to the opposing parties, and pursuing negotiations to try to reach a settlement in the dispute that results in a favorable outcome for you.
  • Taking the dispute and your claims to court when litigation represents the best option for securing a result in your favor, and persuasively advocating your position at trial to fight for a favorable verdict. 

Contact The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. for an Initial Case Evaluation With Our Development Dispute Lawyers in Hackensack, NJ to Learn More About Your Legal Rights and Options

If you find yourself in the midst of a legal dispute or litigation with a real estate developer, get the experienced legal representation you need to advocate on your behalf. Contact The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. for a confidential consultation to learn more about how a New Jersey developer litigation attorney can help you pursue a favorable outcome to your legal matter that protects your legal rights and interests. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Developer Litigation in New Jersey

Will my case go to court or to trial?

Most legal disputes with developers are resolved long before the matter ends up in court or goes to trial. Many cases can be resolved through informal negotiation between the parties. Depending on the circumstances, the parties may have the option or the obligation to participate in alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or binding arbitration.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

Many developer litigation matters involve claims of breach of contract or breach of consumer protection statutes. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations typically requires that a lawsuit to pursue such claims be filed within three years of the date that the claim accrues — namely, when the breach of contract occurs or when the developer engages in conduct in violation of consumer protection laws that causes you to suffer loss. If you file suit after the statute of limitations has expired on your claims, your case can be permanently dismissed by the court as untimely.