Your initial question might be, can I stop the process? In most cases, you won’t be able to prevent the government from acquiring your land, but you are entitled to just compensation under eminent domain law. Learn more about eminent domain generally and what you’re entitled to receive, or continue reading through our tabs and pages to learn about the Ohio eminent domain process, your rights as a property owner and hiring an Ohio eminent domain attorney.
Did you know that most eminent domain attorneys work on a contingent fee basis? With this fee structure, the attorney assumes the risk of earning a fee. Also, Ohio law directs the condemning authority or government to pay a portion of a property owner’s attorney’s fees when certain criteria are met. Continue browsing the tabs and additional pages for more information.
Did you know that the Castle Coalition gave Ohio a D when it comes to property owners’ protection against eminent domain? Continue reading to learn more.
Attorney’s fees in Ohio are recoverable if the final judgement is 125% of the offer. However, the reimbursement is capped at 25% of the amount by which the judgement exceeds the offer (Ohio – R.C. § 163.21). Attorney’s fees, costs and expenses may also be awarded in the state of Ohio if the court determines that the property being
If you’re affected by eminent domain, you should obtain a consultation so that you know and understand your rights before taking any action. Remember, the government is like any buyer, they will want to purchase your property as cheaply as possible, and their appraisers may neglect to consider damages that can lead to a larger amount of just compensation.
Very few attorneys can claim expertise in the area of eminent domain law. Make sure you consult with an eminent domain trial attorney who can effectively identify damages and select the necessary experts. Your attorney should also be able to interface with the condemning authority and be willing to take your case to trial if negotiations can not be reached. Contact us for a free case evaluation.
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Salem firms could be taken by eminent domain - Eagle-Tribune
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Long Beach Township Introduces Eminent Domain Ordinance - The SandPaper
Solberg Airport Eminent Domain Vote Happens Tonight [11/6] -New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
SUPER LAWYERS SELECTS DAN BIERSDORF TO THE 2014 MINNESOTA SUPER LAWERS LIST
[Minneapolis, MN] – [March 4, 2014] — Attorney Dan Biersdorf has been awarded the honor of being part of the 2014 list of Super Lawyers in the sate of Minnesota. This honor is limited to no more than five percent of the attorneys in the state.
Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in more than 70 practice areas. The selection process is rigorous and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. The lists are published annually in state and regional editions of Super Lawyers Magazines and in inserts and special advertising sections in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers.
Dan Biersdorf is the lead attorney for Biersdorf & Associates. Dan attended the University Of Minnesota School Of Law where he received his Juris Doctor in 1976. After graduating and working as an assistant prosecutor for Hennepin County and a trial attorney for a corporate law firm for a number of years, Dan started Biersdorf & Associates specializing in eminent domain issues. Since the firm’s inception, Dan has focused on large eminent domain cases around the country that have redefined the law in favor of property owners.
Super Lawyers was published in a small number of Law & Politics in 1991as a special section until it began to expand nationwide. Today, Super Lawyers Magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers. The selection process followed by Super Lawyers received a patent (U.S. Pat. No. 8,412,564) from The United States Patent and Trademark Office in April 2013, ensuring the credibility and prestige of becoming a selection for their annual list.
Biersdorf & Associates is a nationwide eminent domain law firm that was founded in 1988 on the principle that property owner’s Fifth Amendment rights must be asserted and upheld. Biersdorf & Associates solely represents property owners in their claims against condemning authorities.
Biersdorf & Associates recently reached a settlement agreement with the City of New Ulm for two clients impacted by the expansion of the Municipal Airport. Read the article: land-deal-for-airport-expansion-approved.- +info
Lead attorney Dan Biersdorf will be presenting “Regulatory Takings: The Crossroads between Land Use Regulations and Eminent Domain” at the 17th Annual Oregon Land Use Seminar taking place on December12th- 13th at the Hilton Executive Towers in Portland. The U.S. Supreme Court has long held that land use regulations (e.g. zoning ordinances) can go “too far” and cause a “taking” of property for which just compensation must be paid under the fifth amendment of the Constitution. These cases are known as “regulatory takings.” Less clear is how to establish how far is “too far.”
Many of Oregon’s leading land use attorney’s will be presenting at the seminar, including E. Michael Connors, Hathaway Koback Connors LLP, presenting on Walmart vs the City of Hood River, and Michael Robinson, Seth King and Steven Pfeiffer from Perkins Cole LLP. Also presenting are representatives from the Cities of Medford, Pendleton, Bend and Tillamook facilitating a panel discussion “Land Use Issues for City Planning Directors”, and many more. Expect a few heated discussions with varied opinions from Oregon’s leading land use experts.- +info
The Daily Star of Oneonta, NY covered the public hearing facilitated by Dan Biersdorf of Biersdorf & Associates and Jon Santemma of Farrell Fritz for property owners impacted by the Constitution Pipeline project. Also speaking at the meeting was Anne Marie Garti, one of organizers of the grassroots opposition group Stop the Pipeline. Biersdorf stated in one quote, “You’re better off not taking the offer and using the eminent domain process to maximize your claim,” Biersdorf told The Daily Star. He pointed out that, under New York law, the landowners can also seek to recover all costs and fees associated with the eminent domain action.”- +info