Clark Hill attorneys have extensive experience in representing governmental authorities and private property owners in all aspects of eminent domain proceedings. We have the sophisticated statutory knowledge, experience, and the litigation resources to help clients navigate through all stages of the right of way and condemnation processes.
On the government side, Clark Hill represents a wide range of public entities in their condemnation needs, including county road commissions, county drain commissioners, municipalities, counties, utilities, and state, regional and local authorities. Our attorneys act quickly and decisively to secure property rights on a timely basis. We also are called upon to advise clients in the pre-condemnation stages to evaluate whether the project meets constitutional requirement of a "public purpose." In addition, we assist in pre-condemnation events such as securing land and document inspections for the purpose of assessing the possible damages as a result of the property acquisition.
Clark Hill attorneys also have experience in protecting the interests of commercial and residential property owners facing eminent domain actions. We work with clients to assess the optimum value of the property interests targeted by the condemning agency, and then take all of the necessary steps to ensure adequate and just compensation to the landowner, including litigation.