Protecting Your Property Rights Throughout North Texas
Becoming a property owner is among one of life’s most rewarding achievements. Protecting your property from a government taking can sometimes be a difficult task to face alone. When faced with eminent domain and condemnation proceedings, the assistance of an experienced lawyer can help you ensure that your rights are protected and you are fairly compensated for your property.
Keeping the Government Honest — Defending Private Property Owners
Government entities and public utility companies have the ability to secure private land in situations in which the land will become usable by the public. Such situations include:
- Highway and roadway development
- Pipeline expansion
- Utility transmission and power lines
You, as the property owner, are entitled to compensation for your land, because the process can impact your ability to develop your land in the future.
Before signing an easement agreement or contract that conveys your property to the government or public utility, you need to fully understand the ramifications of the taking and acquisition on your remaining property and your rights to contest the value being offered. We work to ensure that the government or public utility seizure is in the interest of the public and complies with all eminent domain statutes while maximizing your compensation and minimizing the impact on your property.
For more information on eminent domain, please check out our Eminent Domain Frequently Asked Questions Section. Another helpful resource on eminent domain is A Brief Overview of the Law of Eminent Domain and the Condemnation Process , an article written by attorney Michelle Underwood Jones.
No Hidden Costs or Risks
With eminent domain cases, we do not take an upfront fee. We offer flexible fee structures and often structure our fee agreements so that we earn nothing unless you are compensated for an amount greater than the offer prior to retaining our firm. If we take your case it is because we believe that we will be able to get you more money than the government’s initial offer.