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At Sever Storey we focus our practice on assisting and advising landowners facing eminent domain and/or condemnation. The attorneys of Sever Storey have over 25 years of combined legal experience and have been involved in hundreds of eminent domain and condemnations actions. Our mission is simple: protect the rights of landowners and hold the government or utility that is taking the land accountable. We have offices in Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Kentucky, and Georgia. We also have a large network of landowner attorneys that can provide advice and representation in other states where Sever Storey does not currently have an office. If you need to speak to an attorney you can call us any time at 888-318-3761.
"We had a substantial commercial property that was severely affected by a road project. The department of transportation offer of compensation was minimal. We spent a year using a large law firm but were unfortunately unable to make any progress. We hired the attorneys at Sever Storey after being recommended to them by our appraisers. They immediately took the time to fully understand the issues particular to our piece of commercial property and strongly advocated for fair compensation. Their approach was much more effective than our previous counsel. After putting together our arguments they were able to resolve our case for over three million dollars (30X) more than we were initially offered." - Commercial Hotel Owner & Operator
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Like many landowners, you may not want to sell your land to your state department of transportation for a freeway project. But the government has the right to demand it. You may not want electrical poles placed on your land, but the government may order you to allow it.
These cases occur because of the government’s power of eminent domain. But is the agency offering you fair compensation? Or are you missing out on substantial funds and benefits that you have a right to?
At Sever Storey, our team of eminent domain attorneys can help you navigate these frustrating circumstances. We have more than 50 years of combined experience helping clients in your circumstances. Anywhere in the US, we can connect you with an eminent domain lawyer.
Eminent domain is the government’s right to use your land for a public purpose. That means the government can compel you to sell your land. Or they can use your land in certain ways while you retain ownership of it (offering you an “easement” that defines their use of it).
“Eminent domain” refers to the power the government has over land. The word “condemnation” is related but different, referring to the process of exercising that power to buy your land for public use.
The agency taking your land has sophisticated and experienced legal counsel advising them. You need your own team to ensure that you are treated fairly. Sever Storey eminent domain attorneys have helped thousands of clients increase their compensation and maximize their benefits.
If you need immediate assistance with your case, contact Sever Storey now. Don’t lose out on any money that you deserve. Using our decades of combined experience, we’ll fight to protect your rights and your future. Call us today. We have offices in Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas. We also have a large network of landowner attorneys that can provide advice and representation in other states where Sever Storey does not currently have an office.