Land Condemnation

Roberts & Stevens’ Land Condemnation & Eminent Domain attorneys advise and represent private property owners, governmental entities, and utility companies in eminent domain, land valuation, and condemnation matters.

Federal, state, and local governments are authorized to take privately owned land for public purposes. These purposes cover a wide array of uses by the government, but most often it occurs when a highway is being widened, extended, or changed. When this occurs, the landowner is entitled to fair compensation for the value of what has been taken and may also be entitled to damages.

Our attorneys are experienced and effective in representing clients in all phases of eminent domain proceedings, from early negotiations for the acquisition of property, to the initiation of land condemnation proceedings, to the ultimate determination of just compensation through litigation and the appellate process, and to the expanding field of regulatory taking or inverse condemnation.

In addition, other Roberts & Stevens attorneys often lend their particular expertise to the cause, including real estate law, appeals, litigation, construction law, environmental law, land use and zoning law, government regulation, and tax law.

All of these factors, combined with our experience, ensure that the Roberts & Stevens’ Land Condemnation and Eminent Domain Law Practice is proficient and well-honed in all aspects of the condemnation battle, from litigation strategy to government negotiations to maximizing property value to strategic communications and media relations. Roberts & Stevens is committed to providing top notch service to our clients in all matters relating to eminent domain.

Types of Services

  • Commercial, business, and residential property takings
  • Land Condemnation
  • Educational institutions and school districts
  • Eminent domain
  • Highways, tunnels and bridges
  • Hospitals and medical centers
  • Inverse condemnation
  • Land use
  • Property value litigation
  • Public utilities
  • Real estate transaction litigation
  • Regulatory takings
  • Urban redevelopment and renewal
  • Zoning

Memberships & Awards

U.S. News – Best Lawyers and Best Law Firm Ranking

Update Regarding COVID-19

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