Sell & Melton’s eminent domain and land valuation attorneys regularly counsel both private property owners and governmental entities in eminent domain and land valuation matters in all phases of condemnation proceedings. We have handled numerous, highly complex condemnation cases involving business losses, subsurface mineral rights, inverse takings by governmental authorities, and complex relocation matters.
Experienced Attorneys for Condemnation Law Issues
Federal and State law permits the government to take or damage private property rights provided that the government pays the property owner just and adequate compensation. Our attorneys possess extensive knowledge of and experience in the field of condemnation law and maintain a vast and expansive network of professionals who provide their expertise when necessary including:
- Real Estate Appraisers
- Business Valuation Experts
- Land Planners
- Economic Impact Experts
Just and adequate compensation for a taking may include not only the value of the property taken but also severance and/or business damages, as well as non-monetary possibilities (such as improved access, more favorable zoning, relocation of roads, additional public services, and other enhancements). Sell & Melton is able to capably assist clients in resolving their eminent domain issues, not just through litigation, but also through negotiating changes to a proposed project in order to minimize the impact to the parties involved.
Ensure You Receive Just and Adequate Compensation
Through our work as land valuation litigators, we have also gained extensive experience in tax appeal litigation and the expanding field of regulatory takings and inverse condemnations (cases where the property owner’s rights have been seized without the payment of just and adequate compensation). Our attorneys have a great deal of experience in the intricate issues of valuation and damages in such cases.
We have provided representation in eminent domain and land valuation matters to a variety of clients ranging from the Georgia Department of Transportation to Fortune 500 Companies to local businesses to private citizens and even to unique clients such as golf courses and country clubs. Our attorneys have tried multiple condemnation cases and tax appeals to jury verdicts in each of the past few years, thereby also facilitating the settlement of simpler, less complex cases. This experience has resulted in a proven track record of resolving many condemnation cases without the need for a jury trial, while providing effective representation in those cases that simply cannot be resolved in the absence of a jury.
Contact a Macon Eminent Domain Lawyers
We are ready to help clients address a range of complex eminent domain issues. Contact our office at 478-746-8521 to discuss your specific matter with one of our condemnation and land valuation attorneys.