A Property Owner’s Right to Negotiate

When your city or state wants your property to build a highway or another public works project, you do not simply have to hand over your ownership rights. The law requires that you receive just compensation for any land taken, and the government does not get to simply dictate how much is “just.” Instead, property … Continue reading “A Property Owner’s Right to Negotiate”

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Eminent Domain Can Involve Various Types of Takings

Being involved in an eminent domain case does not mean that the government will come in and tear down your home, leveling your land and turning it into a monstrosity of a shopping complex or a highway. In fact, many eminent domain cases do not involve the complete taking of your land at all. The … Continue reading “Eminent Domain Can Involve Various Types of Takings”

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Eminent Domain: A Beginner’s Guide (Part 3)

In parts 1 & 2 of this 3-part blog series, we discussed eminent domain generally, the public use requirement, the concept of just compensation, how an eminent domain case begins, refusing to sell, and challenging an attempted exercise of eminent domain. Here, we’ll explore a few more concepts, including how much it will cost you … Continue reading “Eminent Domain: A Beginner’s Guide (Part 3)”

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Eminent Domain: A Beginner’s Guide (Part 2)

In the first part of this guide, we discussed the concept of eminent domain generally, the public purpose requirement, and the idea of just compensation. In section two, we’ll discuss some of the more complicated procedural aspects of an eminent domain case as well why it is important for property owners to obtain the representation … Continue reading “Eminent Domain: A Beginner’s Guide (Part 2)”

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Eminent Domain: A Beginner’s Guide (Part 1)

Eminent domain is a confusing concept for many people. It seems contrary to everything we know about the concept of ownership that the government can force the sale of private property, but it happens to thousands of landowners every year. If you’re facing an eminent domain action, you’re likely coming across terms and concepts that … Continue reading “Eminent Domain: A Beginner’s Guide (Part 1)”

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Leaked Infrastructure Plan Shows Eminent Domain Plans

Anyone familiar with President Donald Trump’s history as a real estate developer knows that he does not shy away from the concept of eminent domain. Once he became president, his plans to build a border wall would require extensive eminent domain actions, and reports indicated that the administration had quietly begun the process of seizing … Continue reading “Leaked Infrastructure Plan Shows Eminent Domain Plans”

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What Is Inverse Condemnation?

The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution makes it clear that a government agency can only take private lands if the land is needed for a public use and if the property owner is compensated justly for the loss of the property. Often, an agency or company will approach a landowner and simply make an … Continue reading “What Is Inverse Condemnation?”

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North Carolina Landowners Sued by Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The News & Observer has reported that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline began suing property owners who were refusing to sell their land for a planned natural gas pipeline. In late 2017, the energy consortium filed seven condemnation actions in U.S. District Court against landowners in Cumberland and Nash Counties. According to the report, the Atlantic … Continue reading “North Carolina Landowners Sued by Atlantic Coast Pipeline”

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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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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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