Real Estate Law

& Litigation

Kiousis Law Firm have a broad range of experience successfully handling sophisticated transactions and difficult litigation Kiousis Law Firm attorneys have a broad range of experience successfully handling difficult real estate matters including litigation matters. Our attorneys represent developers, associations, lenders, mortgagors, municipalities, investors, landlords, tenants, buyers, sellers, agents, brokers, managers, contractors, and title companies in a variety of litigation matters, including:

  • Complex Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Lease Disputes
  • Loan Restructuring and Workouts
  • Purchase and Sale Disputes
  • Real Estate Development
  • Land Use Issues
  • Foreclosures
  • Easements
  • Property Management
  • Eminent Domain/Just Compensation Claims
  • Brokerage Disputes
  • Commercial Lease Disputes
  • Land Contract Forfeitures
  • Slander of Title

Real Estate Law

The real estate attorneys of Kiousis Law Firm have a broad range of experience successfully handling sophisticated transactions and difficult litigation. Our transactional services include drafting and negotiating purchase agreements, construction contracts, financing and lending documents, as well as resolving title, zoning, utilities, environmental and real estate tax issues:

  • Land division and subdivision approvals secured under the Michigan Land Division Act
  • Construction contract negotiation, including AIA and AGC documents
  • Rezoning, including conditional rezoning, and easements and restrictive covenants
  • Variances, site plan approvals, and special use permits
  • Conservation easements and required open space preservation documents
  • Troubled real estate, loan sales and purchases
  • Representation of developers on projects having significant impact on roads, traffic, flood plains, wetlands, and other protected areas
  • Utility and technology agreements
  • Construction liens
  • Title disputes, title examinations, and title insurance claims
  • Appeals of Property Tax and Special Assessments, and State tax cases (MBT, sales and use tax) before the Michigan Tax Tribunal, State courts and the Michigan Department of Treasury
  • Defense of builders in occupational licensing actions, building code violations, and workmanship issues, and


Kiousis Law Firm attorneys have extensive experience with complex litigation matters. Clients retain Kiousis Law Firm because we are aggressive in providing efficient solutions. Services offered include:

  • Trial advocacy in state and federal district, circuit and appellate courts
  • Designing effective and right-sized litigation strategies
  • Handling breach of contract matters
  • Using our training and experience in arbitration and mediation to develop alternative dispute resolution opportunities for clients that minimize exposure and maximize the potential for future business
  • Using technology in discovery and case management in the best interest of the client
  • Providing guidance necessary to avoid costly, protracted disputes
  • MLCC related litigation and administrative hearings
  • Business interference and unfair competition
  • Contract disputes
  • Shareholder litigation
  • Collection - Debtor - Creditor Rights
  • Environmental and other statutory regulations
  • First Amendment issues
  • Franchising issues
  • Labor and employment matters
  • Intellectual Property – trade mark and secret protection
  • Uniform Commercial Code, sales and secured transactions
  • Automotive manufacturers and parts suppliers
  • Manufacturer’s Sale Representative Disputes
  • Construction
  • Real estate
  • Financial Institutions
  • Franchisers and Franchisees
  • Administrative and Agency proceedings - including insurance regulatory issues, professional and occupational licensing
  • Administrative and Municipal - including municipal, zoning and land use litigation, governmental immunity issues, Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act claims
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Disputes
  • Collections
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Environmental
  • Family Law and Domestic Relations - including divorce, child custody, adoption and related matters
  • Medical and professional malpractice
  • No-Fault-Auto Accident liitigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate disputes