CONSTRUCTION & REAL ESTATE PRACTICE

Mr. Kiviat is a seasoned advocate for his clients in matters relating to the purchase, sale and construction of both residential and commercial real estate.  Mr. Kiviat has counseled and represented both individual homeowners and homeowner's associations with regard to a myraid of common ownership association issues and has represented homeowners, builders and developers in a wide range of real property related disputes.

Mr. Kiviat helped prosecute multistate construction defect/products liability litigation for a national hospitality company to recover damages for water intrusion at over 200 company owned hotels.

 

 

Mr.Kiviat defended a Fortune 500 national homebuilder in attempted class aribtration and litigation relating to the client's use of allegedly deficient exterior building components in thousands of homes constructed in the state of Maryland.

 

 

Mr. Kiviat represented the owner of a large multistory apartment complex that collapsed during a southern California earthquake in civil litigation against the project's structural engineer and the client's insurer.

 

 

Mr. Kiviat has drafted and negotiated contracts for a  myraid of national hospitality companies relating to the construction of over $40,000,000 in site and tenant improvements.

 

 

Mr. Kiviat obtained a multi-million dollar verdict for his clients in a real estate fraud trial against movie director Peter Bogdanovich.