Eric Van Loon brings years of experience to every resolution. A full-time dispute resolution professional since 1989, he has more than 20,000 hours of experience in 42 states and eight countries as mediator, arbitrator, speaker, and trainer specializing in complex, multi-party, high-stakes disputes and is listed in "Best Lawyers in America
" for Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Van Loon has resolved many real estate-related claims involving many different types of projects and issues. Examples include shopping malls, mixed-use developments, housing and condominium projects, hotels, parking structures, sports stadiums, natural areas, and entertainment complexes.
- $250 Million Mixed-Use Waterfront Development. Settled long-standing dispute between owner-developer of prime waterfront parcel and former owner regarding environmental remedies, existing yacht club lease, access issues, and multiple governmental approvals.
- Arbitration. Dispute between landlord and commercial tenant regarding collateral damages alleged to result from lease termination.
- Baseball Stadium. At request of Governor and civic association, resolved disputes between multiple interests which enabled Cleveland's Jacobs Field/Gateway Project to be built.
- Brownfields. Dispute between Brownfield developer and regulators re site remediation.
- Environmental. Mediated many federal Superfund site cleanup cost allocations among large and small businesses; owner-developers; local, county, and state governments.
- Hotel. Developer dispute with hotel franchisor relating to quality standards associated with a prestige brand, allowable variations, and quality comparisons with comparable hotels.
- Luxury Urban Hotel. Resolved owner-developer-architect-contractor dispute over design and construction and municipal approvals for high-profile, prime location, luxury hotel.
- Mineral/Water Rights. Complex five-party dispute involving multi-state water and mineral rights
- Municipal Sewer Lining. Dispute between municipality, construction management firm, and contractor regarding replacement lining for miles of underground sewer lines.
- Natural Areas. Disputes among several dozen descendants over best use of hundreds of acres of prime property owned by family over multiple generations.
- Residential. Dispute between massive poultry/egg manufacturing firm and downwind neighbors.
- Shopping Malls. Owner dispute with chain anchor tenant relating to access, parking, decision-making. Owner-developer dispute with contractor over contract termination; issues included allocation of responsibility for delays, permits and disposal, and winter weather impact.
- Waterfront Music Venue. Mediated siting of harbor entertainment facility among big-city mayor, city development authority, state environmental regulators, citizen activist groups, environmentalists, and local business and fishing interests.