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Eminent Domain / Condemnation

In condemnation/eminent domain cases, there are many issues that can affect the value of your property or business. Does the land possess development potential? Is there remaining property? Will the value of the remaining property be damaged? Does your business possess intangible value separate from its hard assets? Is it a specialized business, dependent on the property the condemning authority wishes to take? Is there a leasehold interest? Are fixtures and equipment involved? What about relocation costs? Each property requires its own unique analysis to determine the maximum compensation that is available to the property owner or tenant.

At Fortson, Bentley and Griffin, our talented real estate attorneys have significant experience in condemnation matters, which allows our attorneys to properly identify, ask, and answer these critical questions. In doing so, our attorneys are experienced in developing a comprehensive strategy for securing maximum compensation for our clients. We capitalize on our existing knowledge and past successes, but we consider each case individually and customize our recommendations according to our client’s specific situation.

We coordinate closely with appraisers, engineers and other experts on a regular basis. Our real estate attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the valuation process and the skill and knowledge necessary to effectively communicate the value of your property to a court or jury.

Our eminent domain and condemnation experience includes representing property owners in connection with takings relating to every type of property, including residential, unimproved, multiuse, business, and industrial. We are able to incorporate our firm’s expertise in title matters, zoning and land use, construction, and general real estate to accomplish the best possible outcomes for our clients. We have experience handling condemnation cases against the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), local governments, Georgia Power, airport authorities, and various other utilities and condemning authorities.

If you are seeking experienced legal representation in a condemnation matter, please contact us online or by telephone at 706-548-1151 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.