The attorneys at St. John, Bowling & Lawrence are experienced in representing business owners and landowners, as well as municipal, county, and state governments, in matters related to eminent domain and land use. When these matters arise, our firm provides strategic and practical advice, as well as strong legal representation and effective advocacy, to help our clients succeed and achieve their goals.
A host of legal issues are often bound up in the question of whether private property may be taken for public use. For instance, does the condemning entity – whether an arm of the government or a private entity like a public utility – have the statutory authority to condemn? Is the condemnation being undertaken for a public purpose? Does the amount of money offered constitute “just compensation”? Our attorneys represent clients in condemnation and reverse condemnation proceedings, helping to ensure that the proper procedural steps are taken and that the process is conducted according to law.