Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella’s eminent domain practice group represents the interests of both public and private entities in condemnation proceedings. We have experience successfully guiding our clients through the entire condemnation process, bookended by initial negotiation to the final judgment order.
Tasked with building and maintaining infrastructure and keeping their communities vibrant, governmental entities many times use eminent domain powers to acquire private property. At the same time, owners of private property are entitled to receive fair, just and equitable compensation when their land is acquired through the exercise of this power.
Burke Warren attorneys are intimately familiar with the process and work to ensure that the initial appraisal of the property and the interests sought, as well as any impact on the remainder property, are properly considered. We advise in pre-suit negotiations and strategy in proceeding with offers and counteroffers.
Where negotiations fail, we have experience providing successful counsel on both sides of condemnation proceedings.
We work with experts appropriate to your needs in the eminent domain process that can include appraisers, engineers and land planners.
Our experience includes working with virtually any type of property, from residential to commercial to special use, in connection with all types of eminent domain acquisitions.
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