Eminent Domain

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Overview

Government entities have considerable experience with the eminent domain process. Most private property owners do not. Moreover, Florida's eminent domain laws allow private property to be involuntarily acquired with little advance notice. We level the playing field for clients by bringing to bear the experience and depth of our attorneys.

Our Eminent Domain Group includes professionals seasoned with years of practical eminent domain experience, supported by attorneys from our real estate, land use and appellate areas. We have experience in handling both direct takings by eminent domain as well as indirect takings (inverse condemnation) which result from government regulation.

Our experience includes cases involving residential developments, automobile dealerships, service stations, golf courses, hospitality properties, retail properties, manufacturing plants, gas pipelines, electric transmission lines and cemeteries. We pride ourselves on identifying creative means to accomplish client goals. In addition to monetary compensation for the taking, we seek to obtain non-monetary relief which will provide tangible value to our clients. These benefits include roadway realignments, access concessions, wetland mitigation, land swaps and other creative solutions.

We routinely deal with issues involving:

  • Pre-condemnation planning designed to maximize the monetary recovery
  • Severance damages caused by the taking
  • Business damages caused by the taking
  • Access management
  • Local land use compliance
  • Relocation expenses
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