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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Land Use and Zoning 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:
    Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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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 - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning 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:
    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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  • 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:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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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:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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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:
    Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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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:
    Commercial Litigation Energy Law Construction Law Litigation - Construction Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate
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Catherine R. Connors was awarded 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Catherine R. Connors

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Civil Rights Law Appellate Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Energy Regulatory 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:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Appellate Practice Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - 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 Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Banking and Finance Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation 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 Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Land Use and Zoning 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:
    Arbitration Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Energy Law Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate
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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:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation 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 - Construction Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Construction Law Corporate 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 Litigation - Banking and Finance Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Real Estate Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning 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:
    Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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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 Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Construction Derivatives and Futures Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate 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 Appellate Practice 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:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation 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:
    Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Costa Mesa, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Economic Development Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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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:
    Litigation - Construction Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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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 Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning 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:
    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:
    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 Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • 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:
    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:
    Franchise Law Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation Equipment Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Municipal Project Finance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Corporate Law Non-Profit / Charities Law Municipal Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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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:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Securities
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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:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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Paul B. Terpak was awarded 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

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 Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Tempe, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Commercial Litigation

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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.