Hill, Farrer & Burrill LLP

Practice Area

Real Estate and Land Use Litigation

Hill Farrer & Burrill LLP has significant experience in all types of real property litigation.  We regularly represent property owners in litigation involving purchase and sale agreements, easements and rights of way, and lease issues.  We also handle claims for specific performance of real estate contracts as well as issues concerning boundaries, encroachments and title issues.  We represent shopping center owners and tenants on issues involving lease termination, exclusivity and other landlord-tenant issues.  Of course, we also have significant experience in litigation against governmental entities, including eminent domain and inverse condemnation as well as land use litigation, and claims between co-owners of real estate, such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and partition actions.   All told, Hill Farrer has almost two hundred published decisions in the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal, many of which have involved real estate litigation.

Hill Farrer regularly represents clients in various aspects of land use, including zoning and entitlement disputes as well as litigation.  We assist clients work through the complex issues in developing and permitting large tracts as well as in-fill development.  We also represent clients with respect to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), both in compliance with that act and in CEQA litigation.  When land use controls overreach, leading to a regulatory taking of property, we represent owners in inverse condemnation matters.