26 Mar Kelly | Dorsey Attorneys Obtain Favorable Judgment In Commercial Lease Dispute Including Prevailing Party Attorneys’ Fees In Excess Of $258,000.
After a five-day bench trial, Attorneys Gregory Dorsey, Shaun Bokhari, and Robert Greenberg persuaded a judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City to award relief to a technology services company that includes a declaration and order that its commercial landlord must complete construction of the company’s commercial lease space in a Class A office building in downtown Baltimore despite the landlord’s defense. The crux of the case involved interpretation of the related work agreement, commercial reasonableness of the performance of the parties, and the landlord’s failure to disclose structural impediments that affected substantial completion of approved tenant plans. The Kelly|Dorsey attorneys also persuaded the court to dismiss the landlord’s countersuit seeking to terminate the lease and damages. The landlord was represented by a top 50 AmLaw 200 law firm.
In further awarding Kelly|Dorsey’s client prevailing party attorneys’ fees in excess of $258,000, after an additional full day post-trial hearing, the judge issued a written Statement of Reasons noting:
“As the parties to this matter are well aware, the underlying case stemmed from a longstanding dispute between [firm client] and the [landlord]. There were a number of complaints filed and dismissed beginning in 2015 with the current above-captioned lawsuit being filed in January of 2019. Counsel for all parties were vigorous in the representation of their clients.”
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