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Real Estate Litigation

Real Estate Lawyer in Coeur d'Alene ID

Given the complexity of real estate transactions, real estate ownership, and the laws that govern them, it is not surprising that disagreements and disputes are common.

James Bendell is a Kootenai County attorney with more than three decades of trial experience who assists property owners and helps them resolve their real estate disputes quickly, effectively, and to their best possible advantage.

James is a skilled negotiator, experienced in arbitration and mediation, and has also worked as a judge pro tem and Court Commissioner. If you have a real estate dispute, he can provide experienced real estate litigation and dispute resolution legal services in the following areas:

Boundary Disputes

If a neighbor is using a portion of your property without your permission, you need to secure legal representation to ensure your assets are protected.

Breach of Contract

A contract is designed to protect the interests of both parties. However, if one party breaches the terms of the contract, you may find yourself in an undesirable situation.

Earnest Money Disputes

When a potential buyer wants to show they're serious about purchasing a property, they make an earnest money deposit. This money can come under dispute if the sale falls through.

Eminent Domain

Eminent domain is the process by which the government seizes privately owned land for public use. You deserve full compensation for your property and any inconvenience its seizure may cause you.


A lien is filed against a piece of property when one party, usually the IRS, wants to collect on a debt.

Title Disputes

Determining who really has the title to a piece of real estate, and the rights associated with that title, can be a complex matter – which is why you need an experienced attorney on your side.

Request a free consultation with North Idaho real estate attorney James Bendell by calling 208-228-0191 or sending a quick response email

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