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Ryan is an attorney licensed in Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Mr. Simatic has also been admitted to practice for clients in Alaska, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Mr. Simatic graduated from the University of Minnesota and earned his law degree, Magna Cum Laude, from William Mitchell School of Law in 2011.

Mr. Simatic has practiced in the area of eminent domain law since 2011. He has handled multiple jury trials and evidentiary hearings. Simatic has worked on cases with property damages from $50,000 to $50 million.

Simatic also has considerable experience at the appellate level, having argued cases with full or partial success before the Minnesota Supreme Court, the North Dakota Supreme Court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and the Tennessee Court of Appeals.

In addition to eminent domain cases, Mr. Simatic has tried or resolved numerous other real estate cases, involving disputes over easements, boundaries, adverse possession, land use and zoning, property tax valuation and exemptions, and more.

Noteworthy Cases:
Harvey v. Shelby Cnty., No. W2022-683-COAR3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. July 28, 2023) (preserving client’s right to sue the City of Memphis for inverse condemnation).”

Cnty. of Scott v. Johnston, 841 N.W.2d 357 (Minn. Ct. App. 2013) (Minnesota Court of Appeals reversing trial court and awarding additional attorneys fees to landowner in eminent domain case).

State ex rel. Comm’r of Transp. v. Johnson, No. A13-0429 (Minn. Ct. App. Sept. 22, 2014) (Minnesota Court of Appeals affirming trial court’s award of attorneys fees to landowner).

KCP Hastings, LLC v. Cty. of Dakota, 868 N.W.2d 268 (Minn. 2015) (Minnesota Supreme Court holding that sole reliance on the sales comparison approach to value for an income producing, multitenant property is clear error).

County of Hennepin v. Bhakta, 922 NW 2d 194 (Minn. 2019) (Minnesota Supreme Court holding that pretrial motions preserved issues for appellate review).

Ryan Simatic, “The Right to Take and Types of Takings,” Colorado Easements, Rights-of-Way, and Eminent Domain, March 21, 2021

Dan Biersdorf & Ryan Simatic, “Planning or Taking,” American Bar Association: Real Estate
Litigation & Condemnation Journal
, Winter 2015, Vol. 13 No. 1.

Dan Biersdorf & Ryan Simatic, “Nontraditional Applications of the Project Influence Rule,”
Dallas Eminent Domain Conference, Oct. 6-7, 2014.

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys playing guitar, his dogs, and travel. Ryan is also a member of the Lions Club.