Real Estate Litigation & Transactions


KO represents individual, business, and financial institutions seeking to resolve real estate disputes through arbitration, mediation or litigation. With offices in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Miami, KO assists clients across Florida, in state and federal courts at all levels.

Under the leadership of firm founder Brian Kopelowitz, the real estate litigation team at KO protects clients’ interests in cases involving:

  • Real estate fraud
  • Breach of purchase and sale agreements and other real estate contracts
  • Construction litigation related to design defect claims, construction liens, payment disputes and insurance claims
  • Landlord/tenant disputes and lease agreement violations
  • Real property foreclosure and contested foreclosure
  • Title claims and title insurance disputes
  • Lending disputes and lender liability
  • Municipal code compliance issues
  • Annexation, condemnation and inverse condemnation
  • Land use planning determinations
  • Homeowners’ and condominium association disputes

KO’s diverse real estate clientele include homeowners and individual property owners as well as some of the nation’s largest home builders, financial institutions, insurance underwriters, real estate developers, and condominium and home owners’ associations.


KO offers a full-service real estate law practice assisting clients with all aspects of real estate development, transactional services, and litigation.

KO real estate attorneys provide comprehensive legal counsel and prompt, effective title and contract services to buyers and sellers of commercial and residential property, land developers and homeowners, landlords, lending institutions and other parties with real estate needs.  Firm clients include many regionally and nationally recognized developers, investors, and real estate companies.

Purchase and sale contracts: KO lawyers facilitate real estate transactions in an efficient and effective manner. The firm represents buyers or sellers in negotiating and drafting contracts for the purchase or sale of residential or commercial real estate. The firm handles all aspects of the closing to ensure the transaction is completed smoothly.

Title work: The firm’s real estate lawyers carefully examine each title, perform title searches, prepare title opinions, review title reports, and issue title commitments and insurance policies through national underwriters.

Real estate development: KO real estate development attorneys assist clients with all aspects of residential, commercial, or industrial real estate development, including land use, zoning, municipal variances, rezoning, and other pertinent issues.

Commercial and residential leases: KO provides experienced legal counsel to landlords and tenants by reviewing, negotiating, preparing, and drafting lease agreements for residential, commercial, or industrial property in Florida.

Other real estate matters: The firm represents buyers, sellers, developers, and lending institutions in other commercial or residential real estate matters, such as financing and lending, purchase and sale transactions for out-of-state clients, and real estate acquisitions.