Business + Real Estate Litigation

Kaplan Law LLC specializes in the litigation and successful resolution of complex business and real estate disputes. We combine the talent and reputation of "downtown" lawyers with the personal attention of leaner law firms. In each particular case, we work closely with our clients to create a strategy that will advance their interests, solve their problems, and achieve their goals as efficiently as possible.


We have a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in nearly every aspect of real estate litigation. We represent developers, landlords, tenants, architects, investors, non-profits, and homeowners in disputes concerning: commercial leases; zoning, permitting, and land use; design and construction; and title issues, easements, adverse possession, boundary disputes, the partition of jointly owned properties and other issues. With our wealth of experience comes a deeper understanding of the particular pitfalls and priorities of real estate litigation.

The following is a representative sample of the cases successfully handled by our attorneys:

+  Before the Court of Appeals, successfully defended the special permit for offices for a high-tech development in Kendall Square, Cambridge.

+  Successfully defended the zoning permits for a large, waterfront home on the South Shore.

+  Successfully defended the grandfathering rights for a homeowner in Hopkinton.

+  Successfully challenged the permits for a $10 million mansion on Cape Cod, winning in both the Trial Court and the Court of Appeals, resulting in an order that the mansion be torn down.

+  Obtained a successful settlement for a development consultant owed half a million dollars in fees for overseeing the acquisition, design, permitting, financing and leasing of his client’s real estate ventures.

+  Successfully represented buyers and sellers in disputes over the enforceability of offers to purchase and purchase and sale agreements.

+  Represented a homeowner in a retirement community in arbitration against the contractor who failed to properly construct his home.

+  Successfully represented several homeowners, businesses and non-profit conservation organizations in disputes over property boundaries, adverse possession and easements by prescription.

+  On several occasions, obtained successful settlements and judgments in Land Court, arbitration and mediation for individuals in “partition” actions – in which family members sued to end their joint ownership of real estate.