Ralls Gruber & Niece attorneys have substantial experience in litigating real estate related claims including lien rights, boundary disputes, easements, and eminent domain disputes. Their experience with mechanics liens and lien rights includes not just recording and perfecting liens, but also counseling clients on the procedural requirements to protect lien rights for contractors and extinguish lien rights for owners. RGN attorneys have litigated lien claims in state court, preserved lien rights in arbitrations, and protected lien rights and claimant priorities against debtors in bankruptcy court. RGN's real estate dispute expertise also includes litigation related to water rights and property encumbrances as well as real estate issues arising out of construction and relating to neighboring property subsidence and trespass issues. RGN has also represented property owner clients against municipalities and attempted enforcement of improper zoning restrictions.

Representative Matters

  • Advised contractor in a dispute over telecommunication networks, including the construction of substations and the installation of underground conduit on public property.
  • Counseled client on land dispute involving water rights and claims of easement.
  • Defended client against eminent domain claims by municipality involving commercial properties.
  • Prosecuted and defended mechanic's liens cases on commercial and residential properties.
  • Represented general contractor in perfecting a mechanic's lien in the telecom bankruptcy.

Real Estate Litigation