As real estate deals have increased in complexity, so have the disputes that arise when the deals break down. O’Melveny guides clients through the intricacies of real estate and land use issues, along with the litigation that so often accompanies them.

Our award-winning litigation team has helped clients successfully resolve complex disputes involving the finance, acquisition, management, construction, development, operation, and disposition of real estate projects. Clients appreciate our combination of efficient, full-scale service and 360-degree perspective on the issues that impact them.

Our strengths include:

    • Purchase and sale disputes
    • Partnership disputes
    • Foreclosures and receiverships
    • Design controversies
    • Construction disputes, including engineering, contractor and subcontractor claims, change orders and extras, project delays, and surety bond claims
    • Development approvals and other land use matters, including actions under the California Environmental Quality Act
    • Eminent domain proceedings and inverse condemnation actions
    • Environmental matters
    • Licensing and compliance matters
    • Insurance coverage

American International Group

O’Melveny helped AIG obtain a favorable settlement of a lawsuit filed by Kevin Fitzpatrick, the former CEO of AIG’s real estate business, who claimed that he was entitled to a profit interest in every real estate asset that the insurer owned worldwide during his 22-year tenure.  Read

Beach Point Capital Management, LP

O’Melveny secured a favorable settlement for Beach Point in a dispute stemming from a loan of more than US$73 million provided to real estate company Variant Holding Company, LLC to finance the acquisition of various apartment complexes around the United States. Read


O’Melveny achieved a US$1 billion jury verdict for Lennar, a Fortune 500 homebuilder and land developer. Read
    • American International Group (AIG)
    • Colony Capital, LLC
    • Lennar Corp.