Real Estate Litigation

Real Estate Litigation



Orlans handles all types of real estate and mortgage-related foreclosure litigation, from the trial court in state or federal court through all appellate courts.  While the Orlans litigation department supports our foreclosure and bankruptcy departments and overall firm activities, it also accepts direct assignments. The practice area is led by some of the industry’s most experienced and recognized attorneys who have decades of experience representing mortgage lenders and servicers.


Our mortgage-related litigation services include:

  • Judicial Foreclosures
  • Land Contract Foreclosures and Forfeitures
  • Construction Lien Foreclosures
  • Defense of Condominium Association Lien Foreclosure
  • FDCPA Challenges
  • Defense of Mortgage Interest

          o   Challenges Pertaining to Regulations Z, TILA, RESPA, and TCPA

          o   Priority Disputes

          o   Enforcement Cross-Default Provisions

          o   Subrogation/Equitable Subrogation Claims


  • Title Issues

          o   Chain of Title Problems

          o   Unrecorded Mortgages

          o   Legal Description Problems

          o   Mortgage Reformation

          o   Title Insurance Claims


  • Litigation Following Foreclosure

         o   Contested Residential and Commercial Evictions

         o   Deficiency Actions

         o   Enforcement Personal Guarantees

         o   Appointment of Receivers and Exercising Control over Rents on

              Behalf of Clients

         o   Property Preservation Issues

         o   Code Enforcement

         o   Eminent Domain

         o   Easement Issues


  • Litigation Surrounding REO Real Estate Transactions, Including:

        o   Probate Claims

        o   Contract Actions

        o   State and Federal Appeals

        o   REO Contract and Sale Disputes

        o   Complex Title Curative Work

        o   Boundary Disputes