The power of eminent domain can be exercised by a wide group of authorities. States, cities, political bodies, public utilities, and depending on the state, even pipeline companies may expropriate private property.

Eminent domain involves a range of issues, from state and federal constitutional law to the “public purpose” of the taking, inverse condemnation, valuation issues and complex procedural questions.

McGlinchey Stafford lawyers have a broad range of experience and represent both those who seek to use eminent domain, and those whose property is sought to be taken.

Our attorneys represent these organizations, entities, and interested parties through all the stages of the fulfillment of eminent domain, from initial negotiations to successful resolution of appropriate litigation.