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At Sever Storey, our mission is to hold condemners, whether they be state, federal, local, utility, or any other entity vested with the power of eminent domain, accountable to the landowners whose land they are acquiring. Our entire firm is built around serving you, the landowner who is facing eminent domain or condemnation.
When the government is taking your land, you may be unsure of what the future holds or where to turn for support. Don’t go through this confusing time alone—allow the experienced team at Sever Storey to help you every step of the way. Eminent domain in Massachusetts can be overwhelming, but we’ll ensure you get the compensation and fair treatment you deserve.
If you’ve received an eminent domain offer from a condemnor, you may be wondering—how am I supposed to respond to this and what can happen if I don’t respond appropriately? Eminent domain is a term referring to the condemnor’s right to take private land and use it for a public project. Eminent domain is largely exercised by state departments of transportation for roads or energy companies for utility projects, but counties and municipalities can also exercise eminent domain if they have been properly vested with that authority. Ultimately, if the entity is vested with eminent domain authority, and they follow the law in exercising this authority, they will be able to take your property when the acquisition is for a “public use.”
You’ve received your eminent domain offer in the mail—what now? Before you do anything you’ll regret, hire an eminent domain attorney in Massachusetts to stand by your side throughout the whole process.
Many landowners act on eminent domain offers of compensation without a full grasp of the stakes and accept far less compensation than they deserve. Landowners do not know what “going to eminent domain” means, and rather than test or challenge an offer of compensation, they accept it and move on. This is the wrong course of action.
A savvy landowner will perform his or her due diligence prior to accepting or rejecting an eminent domain offer. This includes a full evaluation of the nature of the taking, the effect the taking will have on the property, and the compensable aspects under Massachusetts eminent domain law. A skilled Massachusetts eminent domain attorney should be able to handle this due diligence for you and fully analyze your pre-condemnation offer for any deficiencies and problems.
When you’re wondering how to proceed with your eminent domain case in Massachusetts, turn to the lawyers at Sever Storey. We have the knowledge and experience to help you navigate this trying time. We’ve helped countless landowners like you get the full compensation they deserve in exchange for their land.
No matter where your property is located, we’re ready to help. If we don’t have an attorney practicing in your state, we will work with one that will allow us to do so. Regardless of where you are, Sever Storey stands ready to help you with your eminent domain needs.
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