WLA | World Law Alliance

We help parties avoid the uncertainty of litigation.

In buying, selling or leasing real estate, people typically focus on the property itself. However, real estate transactions, like any other transaction, involve people: buyers, sellers, renters, real estate brokers and leasing agents.


Developers, lenders, landowners, contractors, property managers, loan participants, home owners’and corporate tenants – trust us to navigate them through their disputes to a successful resolution.


Whether that resolution takes place through direct negotiation, mediation, arbitration or trial, we have the skill set, experience and persistence necessary to achieve the maximum outcome and avoid unnecessary risks.]FICM’s property panel includes leading professionals with a myriad of experience across the sector, including lawyers, ex judges, architects, surveyors and environmental experts. As well as offering an extensive track record as mediators, adjudicators and arbitrators, our neutrals in this field are also experienced in complex assisted negotiations.


Our practice in this area is focused upon Landlord Representation.


Our construction disputes practice includes representing contractors, architects, engineers and builders in Contract Disputes.


Our attorneys represent banks, lenders and borrowers in lending disputes.
We represent banks and lenders in foreclosure actions (with and without deficiency proceedings); receiverships; guaranty enforcement; lender liability and bad faith defense. We also represent banks and lenders in collection on their past-due accounts. For borrowers, we provide guarantee and foreclosure defense. Additionally, we represent borrowers in pursuing lender liability and bad faith claims against lenders.


(1) purchasers and sellers of real estate,

(2) partners or members of partnerships including disputes involving participation rights;

(3) disputes involving real estate sales contracts,

(4) property management and operating agreement disputes;

(5) brokerage commission disputes and more. For more information, please see our Contract Disputes section.

Types of disputes where FICM case handling team and panel has extensive experience include:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Commercial lease negotiation and termination
  • Land ownership
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Rights of way
  • Neighbor disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Mortgages
  • Insurance

For the property disputes FICM panel consists of a number of mediators and neutrals available for appointment on a wide range of assignments:

  • Arbitration Services
  • Early Neutral Evaluation
  • Expert Determination
  • Investigations
  • Low Cost Mediation
  • Mediation Services
  • Neutral Chairing



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