When threatened with condemnation, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Even though the government or other entity may offer to buy your land at what appears to be fair market value, it is wise to have the offer reviewed by an experienced attorney. You may be surprised to learn that you are entitled to more compensation than you expected.
At Vassallo & Salazar, P.C., we will protect your rights and help you get the money you are guaranteed by the Constitution. Our lawyers exclusively represent property owners against city, county, state and federal governmental entities as well as utility companies and other entities with the power of eminent domain.
If your land is going to be taken and used for a road, railroad line, pipeline, park, school, hospital or any other public project, we can help you.
Understanding Eminent Domain And Condemnation
Most people use the terms eminent domain and condemnation synonymously. Legally, there is a distinction between these two terms. It is valuable to understand the difference.
Eminent domain is defined as the power possessed by the government and other entities to take private land and use it for public projects. Condemnation is the process used to take land from a property owner. Put simply, eminent domain is a power and condemnation is a process. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we understand the process. We can guide you through it while protecting your rights.
Answers To Your Questions About Real Estate Takings
Every case comes with unique circumstances depending on the type of land involved, the entity conducting the taking and the public project. We are well-versed in helping owners of residential property, commercial property, ranches and other property interests. From questions about how the taking will impact your access to the property to the loss of parking spaces for your business and more.
Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation
We encourage you to contact us at 800-231-3657 or fill out our online form to schedule a free initial consultation about your eminent domain matter. We offer retainer and contingent fee options.