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Real Estate and Property Tax Litigation

Thom Ellingson, PLLP has represented both buyers and sellers in real estate disputes involving non-disclosure of defects, title defects, non-disclosure of agency relationship, and realtor/broker fraud and misrepresentation. Our attorneys have also litigated adverse possession and quiet-title cases in Minnesota. We regularly advise our builder and construction-related clients regarding real estate contracts and disputes, easement and restrictive covenant issues, and disclosure-related issues.​

Property Tax Litigation 

We also represent businesses, including many large, big-box stores in their property tax disputes. Property taxes can have a massive impact on your company's financial health. We work hard with businesses of all sizes to ensure they are treated fairly by overzealous county tax assessors. We represent clients in all stages of negotiation and litigation to rectify unjust property tax assessments.

Representative Cases*

  • Obtained dismissals of numerous lawsuits against a prominent real estate investor with developments located around the country. Resisted invasive discovery and resolved the cases before further discovery could commence, saving the client tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees. Also negotiated favorable resolution of other real estate disputes located outside of Minnesota.

  • Obtained a favorable settlement of a quiet title action (Court File No. 02-CV-18-6459) for a land developer after a property neighbor recorded a lis pendens and filed a lawsuit seeking to modify the existing property lines based on their use of a portion of the developer's property. The action was dismissed with prejudice without the developer needing to pay any costs or fees to the neighbor. 

  •  Represented a mortgage company that brought suit for breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, and tortious interference after a competitor engaged in a scheme to take our client’s business, misappropriate our client’s intellectual property, and divert several dozen of our client’s employees. After summary-judgment briefing, and after our client moved to amend its complaint to add a claim for punitive damages, the matter was resolved short of trial.

​ *Each case is unique. Past results do not predict future outcomes.

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