We represent a wide range of owners — including individuals, businesses, tenants, easement holders and mortgage holders — in all aspects of eminent domain and condemnation, inverse condemnation and property rights matters. We are experienced in handling owners' cases that involve takings of all types of property, including multi-use, business, industrial, residential and unimproved acreage. In aggressively protecting our clients' property rights, we attempt to prevent the government from unlawfully taking their property. If a taking does occur, we do our utmost to obtain full and just compensation.
Our team also advises a broad range of condemning authorities — including transportation authorities, utilities, railroads, school boards, cities and counties — in matters that involve the taking of many types of property. Our goal is to see that the property rights needed are acquired efficiently and economically as possible.
We represent condemning authorities in matters that involve the acquisition of transportation rights-of-way (including roads and railroads), airports, school sites, fire and rescue stations, parks, convention centers, electric transmission line rights-of-way and natural gas pipeline rights-of-way. We also help to properly plan the proposed taking and then attempt to negotiate the proposed acquisition without the need for litigation. If a lawsuit is unavoidable, we handle each phase of the case, including filing the complaint, negotiating and mediating a possible settlement, providing experienced representation in a jury trial for compensation and, if necessary, handling an appeal. In such disputes, our aim is to achieve our clients' goals efficiently and economically.
We take a cross-disciplinary approach to our Eminent Domain and Condemnation practice, bringing together in a unified effort the significant resources, knowledge and experience of Holland & Knight lawyers as well as the perspective of outside consultants. We offer:
Whether we are advising owners or condemning authorities in eminent domain, inverse condemnation or other property rights cases, Holland & Knight's extensive resources enable our team to provide the comprehensive approach our clients require, from the onset to the resolution of each matter.
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