Litigation2021-04-16T15:23:21+00:00

Litigation

While it is always the goal to resolve disputes as amicably as possible, this is not always possible. The attorneys at Butters Brazilian are experienced in adversarial proceedings and will prepare and represent our clients in trial as well as in alternative means of dispute resolution, including mediation and binding arbitration. Careful and comprehensive preparation, coupled with our knowledge of the law and experience with applying it to real case scenarios have been proven to yield consistently favorable results for our clients.

Construction Law

The lawyers at Butters Brazilian LLP are experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of Massachusetts construction law and can help to create and manage relationships in a construction project to ease the fulfillment of the contract. Whether you are a construction company, designer, builder, architect, contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or any other involved party, we can assist with all construction law matters.

Lis Pendens

The term “lis pendens” is Latin for “litigation pending”. A memorandum of lis pendens approved and signed by a judge and recorded in the registry of deeds acts as a powerful bulwark to the sale of real estate, much like a mortgage or a tax lien on a property. Its recording practically prevents a party from selling the property until it can be dissolved. Butters Brazilian LLP resolves lis pendens issues, quickly and effectively.

Title Disputes

Title disputes can affect not only a landowner’s use of his or her property, but also potentially impact a number of other scenarios, including but not limited to sales and related transactions, financing and mortgages, title insurance coverage and probate matters. Our lawyers have close relationships with title insurance companies a proven track record of resolving issues clouding title.

Partnership Disputes and Dissolution

No one enters into a business partnership or joint real estate transaction expecting conflict. Unfortunately, many investment partnerships end up in disagreement and perhaps even unethical or illegal activity on the part of one or more partners. To avoid this type of conflict and the lengthy and costly litigation that typically accompanies it, many partnership agreements include provisions to help resolve such issues if and when they arise. But even well-prepared partners may face unanticipated conflicts or fiduciary breaches, from lost business opportunities or contract interference to fraud, that require legal expertise to sort out. At Butters Brazilian LLP, we are prepared to discuss all of your legal options, including mediation, accounting, and where appropriate, the voluntary dissolution and winding up of the partnership.

Additional Areas of Dispute Resolution include:

  • Easement Disputes
  • Adverse Possession
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Specific Performance
  • Probate Litigation
  • Landlord / Tenant Disputes

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