Eminent Domain / Condemnation
Our experienced condemnation lawyers handle each case aggressively, working closely with experienced property appraisers, environmental experts, business valuation specialists, and most importantly, with our clients. We act as condemnation counsel for governmental agencies, businesses, and private owners. Our expertise with a wide range of property issues ranges from vacant land parcels to large and complex industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities. We offer a unique blend of experience in condemnation law and a practical approach that assures the finest representation available to our clients.
We have a long track record of obtaining outstanding results for both our public and private clients in condemnation/eminent domain matters. For governmental entities, we obtain property for public projects on time and at a reasonable cost.
Our representation of private property owners is usually done on a contingency basis. The fee is customarily 1/3 of the increase in compensation obtained for our clients. We have a history of obtaining outstanding compensation awards for our clients when the government’s good faith written offer falls short.
As part of the firm’s experience in handling eminent domain matters, our lawyers have also handled a variety of inverse condemnation and regulatory taking cases, when the actions of a governmental entity rise to the level of a taking of a property interest.