Experienced Eminent Domain Law Firm Can Guide You Through the Process
Seizing private properties for public good
Eminent domain is the power of the government to take private property for public use. The process involves condemnation of property, appraisal of its value, an offer to purchase and negotiation for a fair price. S&P is experienced in advocating through all stages of eminent domain proceedings both for the government and for private citizens.
Proving public use
Public use traditionally refers to the development of property for streets, airports, dams, reservoirs, schools, hospitals, parks and other projects purported to benefit the community. In some cases, private companies can gain easements through the eminent domain doctrine to perform such functions as laying and maintaining gas, water, telephone or power lines. At S&P we understand the law and use our experience to guide our clients through the various aspects related to eminent domain proceedings.
Fair market value
S&P lawyers review and advise related to the assessment of property being seized and work with real estate professionals to ensure it is properly valued in eminent domain proceedings.