Real Property and Construction Law

Conkle, Kremer & Engel has substantial experience enforcing rights of parties to real property transactions, including buy-sell transactions, commercial tenancies, easements and other issues. CK&E also provides a wide variety of services to resolve disputes concerning construction, from construction defects to nonpayment, including liens and contractor licensing issues. Our lawyers are particularly attuned to the potential for insurance benefits in real estate and construction disputes, both for the costs of defense of claims and for any damages assessed. We have successfully resolved construction and real property disputes informally, as well as in arbitration and court trials.

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CK&E is an associate member of Associated General Contractors of California.


A Few of Conkle, Kremer & Engel’s Cases Involving Real Estate and Construction Law

Conkle, Kremer & Engel’s Recent Matters in Construction and Real Estate Disputes include:

  • Multi-million dollar judgment against a contractor for defective construction of an addition to a church, resulting in mold accumulation in the original church building and the new annex.
  • Judgment at trial against contractors who installed defective concrete slabs in a housing development.
  • Judgment after trial in favor of landlord on all monetary and non-monetary issues in complex commercial lease litigation.
  • Resolved the liability of a commercial landlord for failure to conduct proper roof maintenance, resulting in catastrophic failure of roof support beams.
  • Forced insurers to pay for the defense and indemnification of a landscape subcontractor charged with defective design and installation of a retaining wall.
  • Evicted commercial tenants for nonpayment and other violations of leases and subleases, including jury verdict awarding unpaid rent and other damages.
  • Obtained full insurance coverage under a title insurance policy for a commercial property owner who was faced with a third party claim of an easement that had not appeared in any real property title records.
  • Forced a real estate development partnership’s insurers to pay a substantial portion of the defense costs of one of the limited partners, after the limited partner sued the partnership for fraud and the partnership counterclaimed against the limited partner for defamation.

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