Real Estate Litigation

Berliner Cohen’s real estate litigation practice draws on the talent and experience of attorneys from the litigation, real estate, construction, environmental, land use, and municipal law practice areas.  Our broad range of experience allows us to effectively represent businesses, individuals and public agencies involving virtually any type of real estate issue.  Both the San Jose and Merced offices have attorneys capable of handling mediation, arbitration or litigation matters throughout the Bay Area and San Joaquin Valley.

Berliner Cohen attorneys provide real estate litigation services in a number of areas, including:

  • Real estate purchase and sales agreements
  • Commercial leases
  • Title issues
  • Escrow liability defense
  • Disputes pertaining to easements and licenses
  • Issues relating to compensation of real estate brokers and agents
  • Option agreements
  • Difficult situations involving government agencies
  • Eminent domain

The clients who have previously used Berliner Cohen’s services on real estate litigation matters include contractors, developers, banks, public agencies, private individuals and businesses.

For more information, please contact Nancy Johnson at, or Jeff Kaufman at

Real Estate Litigation



Eminent Domain and High Speed Rail – How It Can Affect Your Property

Look Out – Here Comes the Train! Eminent Domain – A Beginner’s Guide


Berliner Cohen Sponsors Business Journal’s Structures Awards

NAIOP Silicon Valley Event Sponsor

Eminent Domain and High Speed Rail – How It Can Affect Your Property

Berliner Cohen Sponsors 2012 ASVB Awards Banquet

Business Journal Honors Attorney Dawn Sweatt as 2015 Woman of Influence

2015 Super Lawyers Recognizes 11 Berliner Cohen Attorneys

Best Lawyers in America Names Berliner Cohen Partners to 2017 List

2016 Super Lawyers Recognizes 9 Outstanding Berliner Cohen Attorneys

Michael B. Ijams Named Partner at Berliner Cohen LLP

SV Business Journal Honors Attorney Laura Palazzolo as 2017 Woman of Influence

Owner Lawsuit Alleging Cracked Cement, Unlevel floors, and a Staircase Too High—Contractor Pays Zero


ULI South Bay Holds “San Jose 2020”

ULI South Bay Presents Mixed Use Program and Tour

ULI South Bay “Proforma” Workshop and Holiday Reception

Silicon Valley Brokers Hold Annual Awards Banquet

Berliner Cohen Sponsors NAIOP Developer Hall Of Fame Dinner

Berliner Cohen Sponsors NAIOP Annual Barbeque

NAIOP Presents Commercial Real Estate Developers Luncheon

Berliner Cohen Sponsors NAIOP Annual Hall of Fame Dinner

Berliner Cohen Sponsors ASVB Awards Dinner

Berliner Cohen Sponsors ASVB Awards Dinner

Berliner Cohen sponsors Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area March Madness Fundraiser

Beat the Heat with Berliner Cohen at ASVB Annual Golf Event

Harry Lopez Speaks To Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)

Berliner Cohen Sponsors Activity Hole at ASVB Annual Golf Tournament

Berliner Cohen Sponsors NAIOP Silicon Valley 2016 Annual BBQ

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association: 2017 Western Regional Conference