Commercial Real Estate Settlement: The Case That Could Not Be Settled


After battling for years, with each side calling the police on the other, we were retained in a hotly contested dispute between partners who owned a commercial building together.

Numerous financial issues existed, as well as disputes as to the relative value of the interests of the parties in the entity that owned the building. Making matters worse, our client was a tenant of his partner and landlord tenant issues were also being litigated. Fraud was alleged against our client, and the tempers ran high — all the time.

Despite the intractability of the parties and the other lawyer, our team succeeded in obtaining a very good result for the client. We “locked the door” in a marathon mediation session (8 hours) and got it done. Case closed.


Evan S. Schwartz
Founder of Schwartz, Conroy & Hack