Real Estate Lawyers For Property Condemnation And Eminent Domain
Advice About Your Property Rights In Metro Atlanta
Eminent domain, or condemnation as it’s often known, is the right of federal, state or local government to force the sale of private property for a public purpose – highway construction, schools or hospitals or, more controversially, other private purposes intended to expand a declining tax base.
If you are faced with the threat of condemnation or eminent domain:
- The first step is to develop a good sense of the value of your property.
- Then negotiate with the government land acquisition agent to achieve a fair offer.
- For business owners, another problem is to quantify the lasting impact of direct or indirect condemnation to develop a reasonable demand for the loss of value to your business.
Long Experience In Georgia Property Condemnation Law
Our law firm’s experience with eminent domain allows us to present your case in persuasive terms for all aspects of your projected loss, from loss of the value of land and buildings to relocation costs, loss of access, and other adverse consequences you can expect as a result of public infrastructure development, either on your own property or on land close enough to affect the value of your property rights.
More importantly, the pairing of our trial and transactional skills allows us to get involved on your behalf at the very early stages of the process.
Take Action To Protect Your Interests
We encourage you to contact us as soon as you hear that a government entity is interested in your property. We can help you take the proper steps to enhance the value of your property and minimize the impact that the taking will have on your home and business.
We represent clients in eminent domain cases at every stage from negotiations to trials of disputed values in superior court. It’s useful to engage counsel early because your bargaining power will be strongest in the earliest stages of the process. We may be able to negotiate changes to the project that make it less intrusive on you.