Property Disputes and Real Estate


Tom Rand handles County administrative complaints about property regulations. Did the County tell you, "you can't do that?" It may be wise to seek a second opinion from someone with creativity and aggressiveness, tempered with knowledge.


Tom Rand also has extensive experience in researching and litigating real estate contract disputes and property disputes. Real estate contracts are a specialized part of contract law. Hopefully, you are seeking to consult a lawyer before you sign your real estate contract. If not, do not despair; the vast majority of people enter a real estate purchase contract without first consulting an attorney. Either way, Mr. Rand can develop effective strategies to resolve disputes that erupt surrounding real estate sales contracts.


Whether a body of law is extensive or not, is often affected by whether particular kinds of disputes have been litigated through the appeals process. Because real estate contract disputes are usually over large sums, there is a great body of case law in Maryland and D.C. regarding real estate contract disputes, and property disputes. These kinds of disputes involve enough money to make them worth litigating all the way to the Court of Appeals in each jurisdiction, Maryland and the District of Columbia. The great body of case law means that analyzing real estate property disputes is complex and requires a deep understanding of underlying legal principles, as well as the minute details of the many appellate cases.


Thomas Rand is a lawyer who has considerable experience in civil litigation in courts in Maryland and D.C., including contract disputes over real estate developments and commercial projects, other types of real property cases, and homeowners' association disputes. Thomas Rand was an attorney in one of the largest dollar cases in Montgomery County, Maryland in the 1980's, a dispute over a sale contract for a 400+ acre farm to be developed in upper Montgomery County, with a contract over 35 pages long, involving a host of re zoning contingencies and many other complexities. At 26 years old, with only three years' experience practicing law, Mr. Rand argued a summary judgment motion in this multi million dollar case against a top notch lawyer with twenty years' experience, who was a former president of both the Montgomery County and Maryland Bar Associations. If you think you might soon become embroiled in a serious civil litigation matter, you should seek legal advice immediately. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" does not apply only to medicine.