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Jacksonville Real Estate Litigation Lawyer

Regardless of whether you used an attorney to advise and assist you in your real estate transaction, or if you relied on your real estate agent or broker or did it all yourself, problems can still arise during closing or when purchasing title insurance that were never anticipated and which require litigation to resolve. At Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A., we don’t do closings. Our Jacksonville real estate litigation lawyer is devoted exclusively to litigation and solving problems related to property ownership, whether at closing or any other stage. See below for a brief overview of some of our main areas of real property litigation, click on a topic for more detail, or call our office at 904-482-0616 for a free consultation regarding your property issue or dispute.

Suits to Quiet Title

When selling a home or piece of property, something seems to always come up at closing that was not previously known. Often, the problem that arises is a cloud on the title due to a lien, property line discrepancy or other claim or encumbrance on the property. The closing agent can’t clear the title for you; it takes litigation. Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A. handles quiet title suits in Duval, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns County circuit courts. We’ll work to resolve the issue so the sale can go through. At this point, you’ve got too much invested in this transaction to let it fall apart in the final hour. Let us represent your interests so you can confidently sell your property with clear title.


A falling-out among co-owners of a piece of property can be difficult to resolve, but it’s not impossible. If none of the parties wish to sell their interest, a proceeding to partition the property may be a sensible way to let the owners part ways without suffering a loss of their valuable investment. We handle partition actions among business partners, friends and other co-owners, including spouses and other family members. As real estate litigators who are also experienced family law and divorce attorneys, our firm offers sensitivity and expertise when dealing with property disputes among joint tenants who are also family members.

Tax Deeds

In a tax deed sale, you can acquire property sold off by the county for the amount of real property taxes, interest and fees owing on the property. Real estate litigator Daniel M. Copeland plays a vital role in this process by bringing a quiet title suit on your behalf, which is the only way you have of ensuring you get good title on the property you buy.

Adverse Possession

Jacksonville real estate litigation attorney Daniel M. Copeland has litigated a number of adverse possession cases over the years. Many different pieces must fall into place before the courts will grant ownership of property to an adverse possessor. Whether you are the adverse possessor or owner of record, you’ll need strong, knowledgeable and experienced representation in court to protect your interests and achieve the right result.

Encroachment & Boundary Disputes

A real estate sale can’t close until an encroachment or boundary dispute is resolved. The placement of a fence or tree, or the claim of an easement or right-of-way, can keep you from being able to sell the property you rightfully own. Attorney Daniel M. Copeland is experienced in litigating property line disputes, including instigating lawsuits against municipalities and their surveyors for performing incorrect surveys.

Landlord and Tenant Law

Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A. represents residential and commercial landlords, property owners and property managers in Jacksonville landlord-tenant disputes. Florida eviction laws are highly technical and complex, and failure to fully comply can delay an eviction or defeat it entirely. Self-help measures, on the other hand, are not only discouraged and ineffective; they are illegal and costly to the landlord. Attorney Daniel M. Copeland handles the full range of landlord-tenant matters in Jacksonville, including evictions and civil actions for violations of lease terms.

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