Who We Represent
Eminent domain is a complex area of the law that can impact people in all walks of life. When the government or another entity seeks to use eminent domain as a means to obtain property for their purpose, it can be any type of land. To ensure the process is legal and fair to the property owners, we provide representation in a variety of situations.
There is very little legal documentation to guide courts in eminent domain compared to other areas of the law. In many cases, courts interpret the law based on prior settlements. Often, the property owner must prove their property has more value than what the stated offer indicates. In some situations, the condemning authority may not meet the qualifications for public use as indicated in the Fifth Amendment. As the attorney representing these property owners, we will fight for their rights in eminent domain, whether this means fighting for their right to retain the property or the right to receive fair compensation.
Each of these types of clients may be faced with an easement or partial taking that may hamper the use of the property. In some instances, the business may no longer be able to obtain an income from the property. Other situations mean the loss of the entire property, which can cost the business owner in terms of moving heavy inventory and equipment and relocating. Our job is to determine the expenses the client incurs as a result of eminent domain and ensure they are included in the settlement offer.
Because this is a complex area of the law, property owners require representation by experienced attorneys with a record in eminent domain proceedings. From the notification to the final settlement agreement, we work with clients impacted by eminent domain to ensure they are treated fairly and that the law is upheld.acted by eminent domain to ensure they are treated fairly and that the law is upheld.