Federal Government Leasehold Condemnation Negotiation
Successful negotiation of two settlements of over $20 million in a unique leasehold condemnation by one federal agency against another. The United States Southern Command is one of the five major unified commands in the world, overseeing all military operations in South America and the Caribbean Basin. The headquarters were in a leased facility owned by our client, the developer and landlord. The United States military initiated a leasehold condemnation action to void the lease between our client and the Drug Enforcement Administration. A number of constitutional and force protection issues complicated this case.
Representation of real estate investors in limited partnership derivative suits. Investors sought millions of dollars in damages, based on the diminution of the value of their investment and lost opportunities.
Representation of Dania Distribution in the defense of a $10 million toxic tort claim.
Representation of Harvey Ruvin, Clerk of the Circuit Court, in a federal civil rights action. Plaintiff alleged that his procedural due process rights were violated because the Clerk failed to ensure that he received notice of a tax deed sale. Prevailed on summary judgment on the basis that the plai...