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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Construction Law
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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:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Mobile, 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 Appellate Practice Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • 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:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate
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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:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Construction Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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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:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate
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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 Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Energy Law Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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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:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Energy Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Civil Rights Law Appellate Practice
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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:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Appellate Practice Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Education Law Construction Law Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - 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:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Banking and Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    St. Charles, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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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:
    Arbitration Litigation - Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Antitrust Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Energy Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Oil and Gas 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:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate
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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:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Construction Law Corporate Law Litigation - Construction Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Spokane, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Bridgeport, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Environmental Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Natural Resources Law Energy Law Commercial Litigation Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental
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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:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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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:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Municipal 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:
    Derivatives and Futures Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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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:
    Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Government Relations Practice Appellate Practice
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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
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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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:
    Environmental Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law Municipal Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Construction Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Municipal Law Economic Development Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Reston, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Municipal
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation 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:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Municipal Law Litigation - Real Estate
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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:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
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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:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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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:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Municipal Municipal Law Litigation - Real Estate Equipment Finance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Financial Services Regulation Law Project Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Corporate Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Franchise Law Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation Corporate Compliance Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Norristown, 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 Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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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:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law
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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.