Indiana City Plans to Seize Land to Build Publicly Accessible Park and Beach

According to a report published by the Indianapolis Star, the Indiana city of Fishers has begun the process of using eminent domain to seize 69 acres of land on Geist Reservoir to build a public park and beach. Geist Reservoir is the second largest man-made lake in Indiana and was formed by damming Fall Creek … Continue reading “Indiana City Plans to Seize Land to Build Publicly Accessible Park and Beach”

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Will Landowners on the Border Soon Face Condemnation?

When President Donald Trump announced that a major goal of his administration was to build a wall along the southern border that separates the United States and Mexico, many dismissed this claim as mere bluster. After all, a truly massive and historic undertaking like that was just not possible given the current fractured nature of … Continue reading “Will Landowners on the Border Soon Face Condemnation?”

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Can Mediation Help You Receive Just Compensation?

What is Mediation? Mediation is one of the most common methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) available to parties in a legal dispute. Mediation is essentially a negotiation between the parties that a neutral third party, known as a mediator, facilitates. This person’s job is to listen to the evidence and help the participants come … Continue reading “Can Mediation Help You Receive Just Compensation?”

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How a Parking Lot Taking Can Affect Your Business

For better or for worse, the car is king in the United States. It’s how the vast majority of Americans get from point A to point B and, as such, is a central fixture in most of our lives. With all of the driving that we do every day, parking our cars when we get … Continue reading “How a Parking Lot Taking Can Affect Your Business”

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Will You Have to Go to Court in Your Eminent Domain Case?

Whether you need to go to court in your eminent domain case really boils down to whether you reach a satisfactory agreement for the amount of compensation you receive with the governmental entity that takes your land. In many cases, especially simple ones, the landowner and the condemning authority reach an agreement for the amount … Continue reading “Will You Have to Go to Court in Your Eminent Domain Case?”

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Power Line Easements: Talk to a Lawyer Before You Sign Anything

Power lines and similar utility lines are essential to our everyday life because they deliver many services on which we rely, such as electricity. Utilities can place power lines, cable television, or internet fibre underground or overhead, but one thing is certain—to reach all of the necessary homes and businesses, these lines must often cross … Continue reading “Power Line Easements: Talk to a Lawyer Before You Sign Anything”

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Losing a Rental Property to Eminent Domain

Many people throughout the United States invest in rental properties. These properties afford investors a good opportunity to build equity in real estate holdings with minimal cash investment and, in some cases, generate significant monthly rental incomes. Like all real estate property, however, rental properties are sometimes subject to eminent domain, which is the government’s … Continue reading “Losing a Rental Property to Eminent Domain”

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How Highway Improvements Can Reduce Your Land Value

If you live in even a moderately populated part of the United States, you have probably come to accept highway expansions as an inevitable part of life. Frustratingly, these “improvements” often seem to cause significant traffic problems and delays while they are in progress only to provide a seemingly minimal benefit upon completion. For some … Continue reading “How Highway Improvements Can Reduce Your Land Value”

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How Much Does an Eminent Domain Lawyer Cost?

If you are reading this, chances are that you recently learned about a potential eminent domain action that could affect your property or you were already contacted by someone representing a state agency or company that wants to buy your land. You probably have realized that eminent domain is an extremely complicated area of law … Continue reading “How Much Does an Eminent Domain Lawyer Cost?”

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Road Projects Can Improve Your Commute—but Affect Your Landownership

The Fifth Amendment allows the government to take private lands so long as the purpose is for “public use” and the landowner is justly compensated for the taking. A common public use project that requires takings involves roadways and highways. Cities and states are responsible for building, maintaining, and repairing roads, and transportation departments are … Continue reading “Road Projects Can Improve Your Commute—but Affect Your Landownership”

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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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