BUSINESS & PROPERTY OWNERS

AT ISSUE: EMINENT DOMAIN/CONDEMNATION/REAL ESTATE DISPUTES, REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS AND LITIGATION

Property owners are constitutionally entitled to receive just and adequate compensation when the government condemns private property for public use. The process is referred to as condemnation or eminent domain. The impact of a condemnation/eminent domain proceeding, a taking of property for a public project, can be dramatic on businesses and property rights. At stake is the loss of future growth and viability, profitability, marketability and damage to fair market value, and a forced relocation or total shutdown of operations. Pursley Friese Torgrimson attorneys have extensive experience and the resources necessary to maximize a property owner’s recovery of just and adequate compensation, while minimizing the impact of the process on the business and the property.

RELATED MATTERS:

  • Obtained a $5.9 million jury verdict in favor of client for taking and damaging of Mercedes sales, services property and business value against the GDOT, representing a 450% increase above the original offer.
  • Obtained a $1.678 million jury verdict in favor of client for partial taking and damaging of a gas station and c-store station, representing a 539% increase above the original offer.

SERVICES:

  • Acquisitions/dispositions
  • Special master hearings
  • Appeals
  • Formal condemnation litigation
  • Zoning/Land Use