With over a decade of experience counseling Fortune 500 companies, government entities and small businesses in real estate transactional matters and real estate litigation, Wali Rushdan serves his clients as a trusted adviser and problem-solver in advancing their real estate projects while mitigating litigation risks if and when challenges emerge.
Wali helps real estate owners, developers and other industry players to negotiate real estate agreements, close transactions and obtain required construction approvals. He also advises builders and contractors on construction law matters such as contract drafting, project management and risk reduction.
Wali builds trust with clients through a proactive, thoughtful and committed focus on helping them realize their distinct goals while safeguarding their bottom line.
As a skilled trial lawyer, Wali has represented clients and litigated cases throughout Delaware’s federal, state and specialty courts in various specialized areas of real estate including condemnation and eminent domain litigation, construction defect disputes, complex landlord-tenant disputes, quiet title actions, real property partition actions, specific performance actions, housing discrimination suits, property assessment appeals, real property foreclosures and sheriff’s sales.
Prior to joining the firm, Wali was a transactional real estate and complex civil litigation attorney at an AmLaw 100 firm in Wilmington, representing Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. He worked on land use and commercial real estate transactions, as well as construction litigation and real estate litigation. During law school, Wali participated in an externship for the Honorable Karen Williams of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Before his legal career, Wali was a federal caseworker for U.S. Sen. Thomas R. Carper and interned for the Delaware Attorney General Office.
Wali is a strong believer in giving back to the Delaware community and dedicates considerable time to civic causes related to public education, health equity and affordable housing. He also prioritizes mentoring young people – particularly aspiring lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Wali regularly represents juveniles in Family Court as a guardian ad litem and is a founding committee member for the Delaware Bar Association’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and Statewide Day of Service.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Delaware Bar Association
Treasurer and former president, Delaware Barristers Association
Member, National Bar Association
Member, Rutgers School of Law Camden Alumni Association
Member and former vice president, Delaware State Board of Education
Member, Reach Riverside Governance Committee
Member, Christiana Care Health System Council of Advisors Leadership Council
The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2024
Delaware Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2022
Delaware Business Times Top 40 Under 40, 2021
Delaware State Bar Association Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section Leadership Award, 2020
Delaware Technical Community College Black History Month Honoree, 2020
Christopher W. White Access to Justice Service Children Award, 2019
Rutgers Law School Distinguished Recent Graduate Award, 2016