Gresham Savage Attorneys Secure $21 Million Judgment in Landlord-Tenant Dispute

December 15, 2015

Shareholder Michael Davis and Senior Counsel Stefanie Field represented a multi-national tenant in a complex breach of contract dispute, obtaining a $21 million judgment for the client. The trial arose from a disagreement over lease extension contracts related to two wind farm projects. Gresham Savage was successful in obtaining a bifurcation of the trial into three phases: contract interpretation, equitable issues and legal issues, limiting the issues presented to the jury to damages.

Gresham Savage was brought in as co-counsel for pre-trial and trial preparation, trial and post-trial motions, and drafted numerous successful motions in limine, and opening and closing briefs, prepared witnesses and strategized the presentation of evidence and arguments. After the verdict, Gresham Savage drafted a motion for prejudgment interest, which increased the award to the tenant by $4 million, and prepared most of the Motion for Attorneys’ Fees.

Ultimately, the court entered judgment in the tenant’s favor on its declaratory relief action and breach of contract claim, as well as on its specific performance claim. After trial, the landlord attempted to attack the judgment, but Gresham Savage again drafted successful oppositions, upon which the court rejected the landlord’s motions.