Real Estate and Land Use Litigation
MSK frequently represents developers, landowners, contractors and subcontractors, municipalities, condominium associations, and neighborhood groups in negotiating, mediating and litigating real estate law disputes in Vermont, including those involving real estate title, boundaries, easements, adverse possession and prescriptive easements, public and private road claims, commercial leasing and title insurance.
MSK represents individuals and corporations to resolve complex commercial disputes, such as breach of contract claims, and claims under the Uniform Commercial Code. MSK’s lawyers also regularly handle various construction disputes, including claims related to change orders, overages, delays, defective work, breach of contract, and mechanics liens. Our lawyers have extensive experience with trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts throughout Vermont. At the same time, MSK attorneys are solution-oriented and cost-conscious and therefore seek to resolve matters in the early stages of litigation or through formal mediation.
Appeals often arise from the firm’s real estate, land use and commercial litigation trial practice. MSK regularly represents its clients in Environmental Division appeals taken from decisions made by municipal zoning authorities and by the District Environmental Commissions that administer Act 250. MSK also regularly represents clients in municipal property tax appeals.
MSK also has extensive experience before the Vermont Supreme Court and has experience before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. MSK’s attorneys draw on this experience to assist clients and attorneys throughout Vermont with appeals from verdicts rendered by state and federal trial courts throughout Vermont.
MSK attorneys provide practical representation in employment disputes related to discrimination, unlawful termination, severance agreements, non-compete agreements, work performance problems, employment policies, and various labor laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Vermont wage and hour laws. With extensive litigation experience, we are able to assess a claim, both from a legal and workplace standpoint, in order to provide common-sense advice. Being solution-oriented, we try to resolve matters early in the dispute or through mediation to develop an acceptable solution for all parties.
Litigation Attorneys: Liam Murphy, Brian Sullivan, Hans Huessy, A.J. LaRosa, Daniel Seff
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