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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Appellate Practice
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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William G. Blake was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

William G. Blake

Blake Austin Law Firm
  • Location:
    Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Winter Haven, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Real Estate Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Springdale, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Energy Law Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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Catherine R. Connors was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Catherine R. Connors

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Civil Rights Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Energy Regulatory Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Arbitration Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Construction Education Law Construction Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Iselin, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Banking and Finance Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    St. Charles, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Glendale, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Construction Law Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Energy Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction Construction Law Corporate Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Spokane, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Bridgeport, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Commercial Litigation Natural Resources Law Energy Law
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Sacramento, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Derivatives and Futures Law Construction Law Corporate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Costa Mesa, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Construction Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Environmental Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law Municipal Law Economic Development Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Reston, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Municipal Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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Nicholas S. Papleacos was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Nicholas S. Papleacos

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Iselin, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Bingham Farms, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Rosemont, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Hernando, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Securitization and Structured Finance Law Project Finance Law Franchise Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Compliance Law Equipment Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Municipal Real Estate Law Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Commercial Litigation Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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Paul B. Terpak was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Paul B. Terpak

Blankingship & Keith, PC
  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Tempe, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

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Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Definition

The Takings Clause in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from taking private property, except “for public use,” even when it offers just compensation. Many state constitutions and statutes have provisions similar to the federal Takings Clause. In “classic” taking situations, eminent domain and condemnation are invoked to provide land for public schools, roads, hospitals, utilities, and similar customary public uses.

More recently, government has perceived a need to expand the exercise of eminent domain beyond its classic takings context to include a variety of “rationally conceivable” public benefits thinly tethered to public use. In these instances, lawyers are asked to advise their clients on whether the government has been faithful to its constitutional duties to take property only for a public use upon payment of just compensation and in accordance with statutory procedures enacted to protect property owners.

In instances where governmental regulations “go too far” and impose burdens on private interests that should be borne by the public as a whole, lawyers evaluate whether the regulation unconstitutionally deprives the owner of all economically viable use of property or has a significant impact on its value and the owner’s investment-backed expectations.

The Takings Clause also places limits on the power of government to impose exactions for development permits. These exactions may be fees, dedications of real property, or other obligations asserted to offset the impact of a development project. Under the doctrine of unconstitutional exactions, a benefit demanded of the landowner must have a nexus to the impact of the development and be roughly proportional to its anticipated effects.

In many instances, lawyers in this practice area engage experts in appraisal, construction, development, economics, environmental remediation, engineering, permitting, planning, zoning, and related professions to secure fair treatment, fair value, and a fair understanding of whether one of the most potent powers granted to government has been exercised in fidelity to lawful mandates.
The Takings Clause in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from taking private property, except “for public use,” even when it offers just compensation. Many state constitutions and statutes have provisions similar to the federal Takings Clause. In “classic” taking situations, eminent domain and condemnation are invoked to provide land for public schools, roads, hospitals, utilities, and similar customary public uses.

More recently, government has perceived a need to expand the exercise of eminent domain beyond its classic takings context to include a variety of “rationally conceivable” public benefits thinly tethered to public use. In these instances, lawyers are asked to advise their clients on whether the government has been faithful to its constitutional duties to take property only for a public use upon payment of just compensation and in accordance with statutory procedures enacted to protect property owners.

In instances where governmental regulations “go too far” and impose burdens on private interests that should be borne by the public as a whole, lawyers evaluate whether the regulation unconstitutionally deprives the owner of all economically viable use of property or has a significant impact on its value and the owner’s investment-backed expectations.

The Takings Clause also places limits on the power of government to impose exactions for development permits. These exactions may be fees, dedications of real property, or other obligations asserted to offset the impact of a development project. Under the doctrine of unconstitutional exactions, a benefit demanded of the landowner must have a nexus to the impact of the development and be roughly proportional to its anticipated effects.

In many instances, lawyers in this practice area engage experts in appraisal, construction, development, economics, environmental remediation, engineering, permitting, planning, zoning, and related professions to secure fair treatment, fair value, and a fair understanding of whether one of the most potent powers granted to government has been exercised in fidelity to lawful mandates.