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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 Litigation - Construction Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 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:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    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 Real Estate Law
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Charles A. J. Beavers Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Charles A. J. Beavers Jr.

Beavers Law, LLC
  • Location:
    Vestavia, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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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:
    St. Petersburg, 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:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    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:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Springdale, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law
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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:
    Construction Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Education Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Litigation - Environmental Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • 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:
    Iselin, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Charles, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • 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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Arthur J. Hazarabedian was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Arthur J. Hazarabedian

California Eminent Domain Law Group, PC
  • Location:
    Glendale, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation Arbitration Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Commercial Litigation Energy Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Oil and Gas Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Corporate Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning 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:
    Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Banking and Finance Oil and Gas Law Energy Law Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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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:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Sacramento, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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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:
    Construction Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Derivatives and Futures Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Eminent Domain and Condemnation 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:
    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 Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Municipal Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Costa Mesa, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Construction Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental Municipal Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • 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:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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Craig B. Paynter was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Craig B. Paynter

Fisher Law Firm, LLC
  • 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:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Bingham Farms, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation 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:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 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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John P. Salazar was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John P. Salazar

Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin, & Robb P.A.
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Bankruptcy 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:
    Commercial Litigation Municipal Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Project Finance Law Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Compliance Law Equipment Finance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Municipal Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Franchise Law
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  • Location:
    West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Bet-the-Company Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Environmental
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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:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Town & Country, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation 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.