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North Carolina Eminent Domain and Condemnation

At Sever Storey, we are lawyers work exclusively for LANDOWNERS. Both the State of North Carolina’s laws and the United States Constitution require that landowners receive just compensation in exchange for any land taken through the power of eminent domain. We firmly believe this language isn’t just a statement of puffery, but a right guaranteed to all citizens. This fundamental belief provides the foundation for the way we practice law. It is our mission, as landowner attorneys, to stand up for the rights of North Carolina landowners and ensure the condemning authority taking our clients’ properties upholds its end of the bargain. Our attorneys never represent states, municipalities, utility companies, or any other condemning authorities. Instead, our entire practice is centered around representing and serving you, the North Carolina landowner.

Whether or not this is your first time hiring an attorney to represent you, you probably have some questions. Let’s get the big ones out of the way. Below are some of the most common questions our potential clients have for us, and we’ve done our best to answer them as thoroughly and honestly as possible. However, please remember that every case is different, and you may have some unique questions about your particular situation and condemnation. The responses below are designed to answer general questions about eminent domain, but if you want to discuss the particulars of your case or have additional questions, please give us a call or send us an email for a free consultation.


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



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



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