Landlord-Tenant & Leasing Disputes

This group is involved in all facets of disputes arising between landlords and tenants.  Typical representations include the handling of tenant defaults under commercial and residential leases.  Employing their knowledge of Virginia’s landlord and tenant statutes and case laws, their knowledge of the laws pertaining to creditor rights and bankruptcy, and their experience in courtrooms throughout the Commonwealth, the lawyers in this Group are involved in all aspects of the dispute process – from drafting default/collection letters, to pursuing the recovery of possession of the subject premises through permitted lease and unlawful detainer actions, to obtaining judgments for unpaid rent and other sums owed under the subject leases, to the post-judgment collection of those sums.  The clients for this type of work are typically commercial and residential real estate companies, shopping mall owners and operators, property management companies, developers and individual property owners.  In addition to these typical kinds of actions, the Group also, on occasion, represents tenants whose right to possession under commercial and residential leases is being challenged.

The lawyers from this Group regularly appear in General District and Circuit Courts as well as federal courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia where litigation is pursued to handle such disputes.  Given the extensive experience and reputation of the Groups’ lawyers and of the Firm as a whole in real estate matters, this Group has handled thousands of such actions over the years.  And, because of the extensive amount of experience this Group’s attorneys have in pursuing these types of actions through the Court process, many clients also call upon them to help develop strategies that can be effective in the avoidance of litigation in order to resolve these types of disputes.  The Group’s lawyers write extensively and regularly teach seminars in this area.