Common Reasons for Eminent Domain Actions

You have heard about eminent domain in your town or city but likely never think that it will affect you. Then one day, you receive notice that there is a project being planned that will require the use of all or part of your land to complete. Suddenly, you have to worry about losing your … Continue reading “Common Reasons for Eminent Domain Actions”

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Settlement Negotiations in an Illinois Eminent Domain Case

The eminent domain cases you read about in the news are often dramatic battles between landowners trying to save their property and companies who are trying to take the property. While some eminent domain cases do go to trial, many are resolved well before that stage. This is because many cases involve successful settlement negotiations … Continue reading “Settlement Negotiations in an Illinois Eminent Domain Case”

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Will Your Eminent Domain Case Go To Trial?

When the government authorizes an eminent domain action regarding your land, the government will make an offer to compensate you for your property. All too often, this offer is grossly inadequate and you have the right to contest the offer and demand what you believe is the fair value of your property. If the government … Continue reading “Will Your Eminent Domain Case Go To Trial?”

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Pre-condemnation Right to Entry

Before a major utility, government, or commercial project, engineers and surveyors may want to come onto the land of any properties that may be affected by the project for budget and calendar planning as well as feasibility determinations. The question that most landowners face is: do public agencies have the right to come onto your … Continue reading “Pre-condemnation Right to Entry”

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When Can the Government Take Your Land?

When you purchase a home, a farm, a business, or any other type of land, you rightfully should believe that you own that land and no one can simply come and take it away from you. For this reason, many landowners are shocked to learn that the government is trying to take their land away … Continue reading “When Can the Government Take Your Land?”

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U.S. Still Paying for Fence as Administration Seeks Funding for Border Wall

Regardless of your political leanings, we can all agree that one of the most talked about issues during this past election cycle was the proposal to erect a wall along the Mexican border. Despite the fact that the current president indicated that Mexico would be paying for the wall, the administration is currently seeking funding … Continue reading “U.S. Still Paying for Fence as Administration Seeks Funding for Border Wall”

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An Overview of Landowner Rights in an Eminent Domain Case

For many people, the very concept of eminent domain is difficult to comprehend, and in many ways, it is contrary to our basic principles of land ownership. Fundamentally, eminent domain allows the government (and sometimes even private parties) to take privately owned land and use it for a public purpose. People who find themselves and … Continue reading “An Overview of Landowner Rights in an Eminent Domain Case”

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How Disagreement on Price can Lead to Eminent Domain Actions

When you think of an eminent domain case, you may think of the government suddenly marching in and demanding your land against your will. However, many eminent domain cases evolve in a much less dramatic fashion. One situation out of Champaign, Illinois illustrates this point. Willing to Sell – For a Higher Price The city … Continue reading “How Disagreement on Price can Lead to Eminent Domain Actions”

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Unique Issues for Businesses in Partial Takings

In many eminent domain cases, the government does not want to take your entire property. Instead, the government will only need part of your property, which can allow you to retain ownership and occupancy of the rest. While this may not seem like a big deal, partial takings can significantly affect landowners in a variety of … Continue reading “Unique Issues for Businesses in Partial Takings”

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What Can be Considered a “Taking” in an Eminent Domain Case?

The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution addresses the circumstances under which private lands may or may not be “taken” for public use by the government. While you may assume that “taking” land means suddenly seizing someone’s entire property and putting them out on the streets, it is important to realize that so many … Continue reading “What Can be Considered a “Taking” in an Eminent Domain Case?”

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

What are the unique issues that face commercial property owners in condemnation that can make all the difference?

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POWER & PIPELINES

Landowners forget this one thing when dealing with utility companies that want an easement across their land.

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ROAD & REDEVELOPMENT TAKINGS

What you need to know to be treated fairly by the condemning authority.

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